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Foglight for Storage Management Shared 4.5.5 - User and Reference Guide

Getting Started Monitoring Storage Performance Investigating Storage Devices Investigating Storage Components Troubleshooting Storage Performance Managing Data Collection, Rules, and Alarms Understanding Metrics Online-Only Topics

Exploring a Storage Array

The Storage Explorer’s Storage Array dashboard contains information about the selected storage array and its child components.

The tabs displayed on the dashboard differ depending on the selected storage array:

Non-Clustered Storage Arrays (supported storage arrays except EqualLogic and Isilon)

Non-Clustered Storage Arrays

Most supported storage arrays are displayed as described in this walkthrough. If you are using Dell EqualLogic arrays or EMC Isilon arrays, see Dell EqualLogic Storage Array or EMC Isilon Storage Array instead.

This walkthrough describes the contents of each of the tabs and points you to where you can drill down for more details. The data displayed reflects values for the selected time range.

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On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Storage & SAN > Storage Explorer.
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On the navigation panel, under Topology, expand Storage Arrays and select a storage array.
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If the Alarm Count displays alarms, you may want to assess the alarms before continuing with this walkthrough. Click a status count to open a list of device and component alarms. For more information, see Assessing Storage Alarms.
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In the Summary tab, review performance in terms of key metrics.
The Summary tab contains the same views as the Storage Array Summary (Selected Storage Array) quick view described in Monitoring Storage Arrays. In addition, the tab includes the following views:
Summary and Resource Information. Displays physical details about the storage array.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on the storage array.
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Click the Controllers-Ports tab.
Controllers. The charts display the controllers with the highest average Data Rate, Ops Rate, and % Busy, if available. The table displays current values for each of the charted metrics, plus Latency if available, and the most severe alarm status on the FC ports and IP ports associated with this controller.
Ports. Select a controller from the Show Ports for Controller list. The chart will display port utilization distribution, if the array provides the operating link speed of the ports. Otherwise, the Data Rate of the 3 busiest ports will be displayed. The tables will display all available current metrics for each port.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on controllers and ports.
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Click the Pools tab.
Show Top 15/All Pools/Pools w Thin LUNs With … This view lets you quickly see the top fifteen or all LUNs with a selected metric, averaged over the selected time period. The performance metrics that may be available for selection, depending on the array type, include:
NOTE: Selecting Pools w Thin LUNs is useful for monitoring Pools whose available capacity can change quickly because it contains thin-provisioned LUNs.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on pools.
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Click the Advanced Find tab to investigate a LUN or Disk that is not included in the Top 15 items on the LUNs or Disks. Use the Advanced Find functionality to query for the desired items. For more information, see Advanced Find.

Dell EqualLogic Storage Array

Foglight for Storage Management monitors Dell EqualLogic array groups. In the interface, groups are categorized as Storage Arrays, and array members are called Member Nodes or simply Members.

This walkthrough describes the contents of each of the tabs and points you to where you can drill down for more details. The data displayed reflects values for the selected time range.

1
On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Storage & SAN > Storage Explorer.
2
On the navigation panel, under Topology, expand Storage Arrays and select an EqualLogic group.
3
If the Alarm Count displays alarms, you may want to assess the alarms before continuing with this walkthrough. Click a status count to open a list of device and component alarms. For more information, see Assessing Storage Alarms.
4
In the Summary tab, review performance in terms of key metrics.
Related Inventory. Contains alarm summaries for the selected storage array and its member nodes, IP ports, pools, LUNs, and disks.
Network Ports Utilization. Plots aggregated current values for Send Util and Rcv Util over the time period.
LUNs/Disks States. Plots the percentage of disks and LUNs in the storage array in problem states. Problem states are reported by the vendor. Resolving these issues may improve LUN performance.
Summary and Resource Information. Displays physical details about the storage array.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on the storage array.
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Click the Network tab.
Network Summary. Identifies the load on the network, in terms of Send Util and Rcv Util, and the Packet Errors % over the time period.
Port Status Filter. Click to show only ports with the selected status in the Port Details table.
Port Details. For each member-plus-port combination, displays current values for Data Rate, Send Util, Rcv Util, Packet Errors %, and Link Speed. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period. Also displays the member’s IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, if available.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on ports.
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Click the Pools-Members tab.
Highest charts. Display the pools with the highest average value for Ops Rate and Latency. Also shows aggregated values for Total Advertised LUNs Size and Capacity Provisioned to LUNs for all members.
Pool Details. For each pool, displays its name, status, and current values for Data Rate, Ops Rate, Latency, Average Queue Depth, Total Advertised LUNs Size, Total Usable Capacity, Available Usable Capacity, Capacity Provisioned to LUNs, and Overcommitment. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period. Also identifies pool members.
Member Details. For each member, displays its name, parent pool, status, and current values for Data Rate, Ops Rate, Latency, Send Util, Rcv Util, Total Usable Capacity, % Used, and % of Pool. Also displays the RAID level in use for the member.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on pools and members.
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Click the Advanced Find tab to investigate a LUN or Disk that is not included in the Top 15 items on the LUNs or Disks. Use the Advanced Find functionality to query for the desired items. For more information, see Advanced Find.

EMC Isilon Storage Array

Foglight for Storage Management monitors EMC Isilon clusters. In the interface, clusters are categorized as Storage Arrays, and the nodes are called Member Nodes or simply Members.

This walkthrough describes the contents of each of the tabs and points you to where you can drill down for more details. The data displayed reflects values for the selected time range.

1
On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Storage & SAN > Storage Explorer.
2
On the navigation panel, under Topology, expand Storage Arrays and select an Isilon cluster.
3
If the Alarm Count displays alarms, you may want to assess the alarms before continuing with this walkthrough. Click a status count to open a list of device and component alarms. For more information, see Assessing Storage Alarms.
4
In the Summary tab, review performance in terms of key metrics.
Related Inventory. Contains alarm summaries for the selected storage array and its member nodes, external ports, internal ports, pools, and disks.
IFS Capacity. The chart displays IFS Capacity: Free and IFS Capacity Used for the IFS file system. In addition, the following metrics pairs are displayed:
Average CPU Busy %. Displays the aggregate value of % Busy for all nodes in the array over the time period.
File System Throughput. Plots Data Read Rate and Data Write Rate to the file system over the time period.
Disk System Throughput. Plots Data Read Rate and Data Write Rate to the disk over the time period.
External Network Throughput. Plots the Rcv Data Rate and Send Data Rate for the external network over the time period.
TIP: If you prefer to see the Send Util (% of max) and Rcv Util (% of max) based on the rated maximum speeds of the ports (actual port speeds are not available from Isilon arrays) in the external network, ask your Foglight for Storage Management Administrator to edit the registry variable StSAN_StoragePortShowUtilMax and set ISLN_E_IP=true.
Internal Network Throughput. Plots the Rcv Data Rate and Send Data Rate for the internal network over the time period.
Clients. Plots clients connected versus clients that are actively using the network over the time period.
Summary and Resource Information. Displays physical details about the storage array.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on the storage array.
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Click the Network tab.
Charts. Plot aggregated values for Send Data Rate and Rcv Data Rate, and Packet Errors % for the external network connections over the time period.
Port Status Filter. Click this link to show only ports with a selected status in the Port Details table.
Port Details. For each port used by the external network, identifies the port name, parent node, status, physical state, and current values for Send Data Rate, Rcv Data Rate, and Packet Errors %. Also displays the maximum speed of the port. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period.
NOTE: When the registry variable StSAN_StoragePortShowUtilMax is set to show port utilization, this table also displays Rcv Util and Send Util.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on ports used by the external network.
Charts. Plot aggregated values for Send Data Rate, Rcv Data Rate, and Packet Errors % for the internal network connections over the time period.
Port Status Filter. Click this link to show only ports with a selected status in the Port Details table.
Port Details. For each port used by the internal network, identifies the port name, parent node, status, physical state, and current values for Send Data Rate, Rcv Data Rate, and Packet Errors %. Also displays the maximum speed of the port. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period.
NOTE: When the registry variable StSAN_StoragePortShowUtilMax is set to show port utilization, this table can also display Rcv Util and Send Util.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on the external network and its ports.
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Click the Member Nodes tab.
Top 5 Nodes. Displays the top five member nodes with the highest average value for Data Rate, Latency, and % Busy. The charts plot values over the time period, while the tables show the average and current values for each node.
Node Status Filter. Click to show only member nodes with the selected status in the Node Details table.
Node Details. For each member node, displays its name, status, physical state, and current values for Data Rate, % Busy, Latency, L2 Cache Hit Rate, IFS Capacity, and IFS Capacity: Free. Also displays the worst status of the node’s disks, external network ports, and internal network ports, and identifies the node’s parent pool. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period.
You can add the following metrics to the table by clicking the Customizer icon:
L1 Cache Hit Rate, Send Data Rate and Rcv Data Rate. You can also choose to display other Isilon details, such as Total Disk IOPS and Model.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on nodes.
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Click the Pools tab.
Top 5 Pools. Displays the top five pools with the highest average value for Data Rate and Latency, and the lowest average value for L2 Cache Hit Rate. The charts plot values over the time period, while the tables show the average and current values for each pool.
Pool Status Filter. Click to show only pools with the selected status in the Pool Details table.
Pool Details. For each pool, displays its name, status, and current values for Data Rate, Latency, L2 Cache Hit Rate, IFS Capacity, IFS Capacity: Free, HDD % Free, and SDD % Free. Also displays the tier that the pool belongs to and the worst status of nodes associated with the pool. Click a Sparkline to plot metric values over the time period.
Alarm Summary. Displays alarms on pools.
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Click the IFS tab.
Current Capacity Usage. For each pool or tier, displays the following sets of metrics:
File System. Plots Data Read Rate and Data Write Rate values and Read Ops Rate and Write Ops Rate values for the file system over the time period.
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Exported Directories. For each exported directory, states whether the directory is used in the monitored environment. When Used=true, you can click the directory name to view a topology diagram showing the datastores that mount the directoryClick the Disks tab.
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Click the Advanced Find tab to investigate a Disk that is not included in the Top 15 items on the Disks. Use the Advanced Find functionality to query for the desired items. For more information, see Advanced Find.
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