EMC ECS Namespaces Test

Namespaces are global resources in EMS ECS and are used to separate objects and buckets users of each tenant from other tenants. A systems administrator can access ECS from any VDC and can configure namespace settings. Administrators can configure namespace with setting which define which users can access the namespace, users can create their own buckets within namespace and can create objects within these buckets.

Given that namespace forms the boundary for users’ access to ECS buckets, it required that namespaces are all active and setup as per expectation.


Target of the test : A Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage system

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each namespace in EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed .


The host for which the test is to be configured. Since the storage device is managed using the IP address of its storage controller, the same will be displayed as host.


The port number at which the specified host listens. By default, this is NULL.


This is the port at which REST API connectivity is provided. By default, port 4443 is used.

Username and Password

To collect performance metrics from the target storage device, the eG agent should be configured with the credentials of a user who is vested with "read-only" privileges to access REST API of the target storage device. Specify the credentials of such a user in the Username and Password text boxes.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Timeout Seconds

Specify the time duration for which this test should wait for a response from the storage system in the Timeout text box. By default, this is 60 seconds.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Active Namespaces

Indicates the total number of active namespaces.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure provide additional details including namespace name, created date/time, default data service pool, is encryption enabled, and is stale allowed.

Inactive Namespaces

Indicates total number of inactive namespaces