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Foglight for Storage Management Shared 4.5.5 - Installation Guide

Getting Started Configuring Agents to Monitor Storage Devices
Brocade SAN Switches Cisco SAN Switches Dell Compellent Arrays Dell EqualLogic PS Series Array Groups EMC CLARiiON CX Series Arrays (CLI) EMC CLARiiON, VNX, or VMAX Storage Arrays (SMI-S) EMC Isilon Hitachi Data Systems AMS, USP, and VSP HP EVA Storage Arrays HP 3PAR Arrays NetApp Filers Collection Target Support Matrix Configuration Procedures
Managing Agents

Storage Collector Agent

Storage Collector Agents collect raw data from storage devices. You need to configure a Storage Collector Agent for each storage device you want to monitor.

Network Ports Used

Foglight for Storage Management uses several standard TCP/IP ports for its collections. These ports must be opened and traffic allowed between the storage devices and the Agent Manager hosts. The following table provides network port requirements by storage device.

5988 (non-SSL)

5989 (SSL)

SMI-S query to the management host

22

SSH connection

3033

API to the host running Compellent Enterprise Manager

161

SNMP query to the EqualLogic Group Manager

22

CLI-Navisphere connection to the management host using SSH

135

445

all ports above 1000

CLI-Navisphere connection to the management host using WMI (RPC)

5988 (non-SSL)

5989 (SSL)

SMI-S query to the host running the SMI-S Provider.

22

SSH connection using CLI

5988 (non-SSL)

5989 (SSL)

Tuning Manager uses:

135

445

all ports above 1000

SMI-S query to the host running the Hitachi Command Suite or embedded SMI-S provider on VSP arrays.

When running the Tuning Manager, the connection to the management host uses WMI (RPC).

5988 (non-SSL)

5989 (SSL)

SMI-S query to the host running Command View

80

443

DataOnTap API query to each filer

5988 (non-SSL)

5989 (SSL)

SMI-S query to an embedded SMI-S provider on the array.

Sizing Your Monitored Environment

The number of physical disks (among all monitored storage arrays and filers) in the monitored environment is a rough guide to the size of the Foglight for Storage Management collection environment.

Fewer than 2000 disks

See Small Environment System Requirements

More than 2000 disks

See Large Environment System Requirements

Ensuring System Requirements are Met

Due to the potential for a very large number of objects being collected, analyzed, and maintained by the application, there are several aspects of the underlying server that must be taken into account. The sizing of the supporting server or virtual machine (VM), depends upon the size and complexity of the underlying environment.

Sufficient processing power and CPU memory must be present to support effective collection and server data handling and analytics. Collected data is staged in memory prior to passing to the collector database.

The following sections describe the requirements for small and large collection environments, as well as for the Agent Manager.

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