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Monitoring EMC VNX 5400/5200

Any one knows how to monitor EMC VNX storage on Solarwind ? what to do, and what details can solarwind show ?

Regards;

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Level 9

Hey safwan,

Yes this definitely works, you will need to install and configure an SMI-S provider on your agent...  This should help Installing and Configuring EMC SMI-S Provider and Solutions Enabler Appliance (VNX/CLARiiON) (just follow the instructions for installing and configuring the provider).  Once you have the SMI-S provider installed and you have added your arrays, adding the VNX in solarwinds is very easy; you will be prompted to add the IP where you installed the provider and it will then run a scan for the arrays that you have added to the provider. 

You can get the provider here: https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-19629

Below are some screenshots of my VNX 5300 in solarwinds:

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Where we will install SMI-S, I mean what is the agent here?

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Level 14

Hi Safwan,

Yes, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor can absolutely monitor the EMC VNX family of devices. You can see details of what that support looks like in our live Orion Demo - http://oriondemo.solarwinds.com/Orion/SRM/ArrayDetailsView.aspx?NetObject=SMSA:4

VNX support includes block and file side monitoring of performance, capacity, and configuration data.

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