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Foglight for Storage Management Shared 4.6 - Installation Guide

Getting Started Configuring Agents to Monitor Storage Devices
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Getting Started

The Getting Started workflow introduces you to Foglight for Storage Management, leads you through determining the system requirements that match the size of the monitored environment, and then walks through the steps to install and configure Foglight for Storage Management.

This workflow has the following steps:

Introducing the Storage Monitoring Architecture

Foglight for Storage Management provides complete monitoring of virtual storage environments, providing performance and capacity management metrics. It is designed for customers requiring storage monitoring functionality, but not full-fledged virtualization environment monitoring functionality.

Foglight for Storage Management monitors virtual environments, providing performance and capacity management metrics to assist you in:

Foglight for Storage Management gathers extensive performance metrics and presents that data in a graphical interface using architectural diagrams, graphs, alerts, and drill-down screens to quickly identify virtual and physical storage problems. It fully supports VMware (vCenter and vSphere) and Hyper-V environments, allowing you to browse through your virtual infrastructure to identify storage performance, capacity, or topology issues.

Foglight for Storage Management Components

The following sections describe the components that make up Foglight for Storage Management.

Foglight for Storage Management

Foglight for Storage Management is built on Foglight, which provides the following components:

Management Server — The Management Server receives information from agents, stores and processes data, and makes it available in the browser interface.
Agent Manager — The Agent Manager is a middleware application that hosts agents, manages agent lifecycle (such as start, stop, and restart), manages the connection to the Management Server, and provides centralized services to agents.
Database Repository — The database where data from all sources is collected and aggregated for display in the browser interface.
Browser Interface — The interface you use to view data collected from your monitored environment and to investigate issues. You also use it to configure Foglight for Storage Management and perform administrative tasks.

For more information, see “Components” in the Foglight for Storage Management Getting Started online help.

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