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Foglight for Storage Management Shared 4.5.5 - Installation Guide

Getting Started Configuring Agents to Monitor Storage Devices
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Managing Agents

Configuring VMware Performance Agents

Foglight for Storage Management includes a license for the VMware-lite component, which is used for monitoring virtual machines running under VMware vSphere and vCenter. If you want full-fledged VM monitoring, you need to add a license for Foglight for Virtualization EE. For more information, see Installing Foglight for Storage Management.

You need to configure a VMware Performance Agent for each vCenter you want to monitor. If you later need to edit an agent configuration, see Editing Configured Agents.

For detailed information about how to create and configure a VMware Performance Agent to collect data from a vCenter®, see the topic “Configuring monitoring agents for data collection” in the Foglight for WMware User and Reference Guide.

Configuring Hyper-V Agents

Foglight® for Storage Management uses the Hyper-V Agent to collect information from monitored hosts. Creating a Hyper-V Agent instance creates the agent process on the Agent Manager host. Activating the Hyper-V Agent starts that agent process while starting an agent instance’s data collection enables the agent to start collecting data from the monitored host and to send it to Foglight for Storage Management.

When the Hyper-V Agent package is successfully deployed, create one or more agent instances, activate them, and start their data collection. To perform these steps in a single operation for one or more monitored hosts, use the Agents area on the Administration tab of the Hyper-V Environment dashboard.

For detailed information about how to create, activate Hyper-V Agent instances, and start their data collection, see the topic “Configuring monitoring agents” in the Foglight for Hyper-V User and Reference Guide or Hyper-V Monitoring in Foglight for Storage Management User and Reference Guide, whichever applies.

Assigning Foglight for Storage Management Roles

Foglight for Storage Management adds the following Storage user roles to the Foglight for Storage Management roles.

Perform administrative tasks from the Storage Environment dashboard. Excludes actions reserved for the Foglight for Storage Management Administrator role, such as creating and modifying agents, rules, and registry variables.

When creating user accounts that include one of the Storage user roles, you also need to assign the following group and roles to support the desired features:

Foglight for Storage Management Operators groupRequired — Assign this group to all Foglight for Storage Management users to enable access to the Foglight for Storage Management console.
General Access roleRequired — Assign this role to all Foglight for Storage Management users to enable the Foglight for Storage Management reporting features that support Storage reports.
VMware Administrator and Hyper-V Administrator roleRecommended — Assign this role to Storage Administrators and Storage QuickView Users unless you specifically want to prohibit a user from seeing and using the VMware or Hyper-V menus and dashboards.
Administrator role — When appropriate, assign this role to the Storage Administrators who should also have permission to create and modify agents, rules, and registry variables.

To begin, navigate to the Administration > Users & Security dashboard. For instructions, open the online help and click More.

Next Steps

For each of your users, provide them with their user credentials and the IP address of the Foglight for Storage Management browser interface where they can log in to Foglight for Storage Management. Storage users can immediately begin monitoring the storage environment and investigating issues. For help on these tasks, and for information about modifying data collection and alarm settings, see the Foglight for Storage Management User and Reference Guide.

For agent and agent manager maintenance, backup tasks, troubleshooting, and upgrade information, see Managing Agents.

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