Clariion HBA Ports Test

Using this test, you can verify whether the HBA ports are currently connected to the fibre channel or not, and identify ports that are not trusted or defined.

Target of the test : An EMC CLARiiON storage device

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each HBA port on the storage device.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the storage device for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port number at which the storage device listens. The default is NULL.

CLARiiON IP

By default, the host IP will be displayed here. If the eG agent has also been configured to use the SMI-S provider for metrics collection, then the IP address of host on which the SMI-S provider has been installed, will be displayed here by default. In this case, you should change the value of this parameter to reflect the IP address of the EMC CLARiiON storage device. However, if the eG agent uses only the NaviSphere CLI for monitoring, then the default settings can remain. 

NaviseccliPath

The eG agent uses the command-line utility, NaviSecCli.exe, which is part of the NaviSphere Management Suite, to communicate with and monitor the storage device. To enable the eG agent to invoke the CLI, configure the full path to the CLI in the NaviseccliPath text box.

User Name and Password

Provide the credentials of a user who is authorized to access the storage device in the User Name and Password text boxes.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Show Device Name

This test reports measures for each HBA port on the storage system. By default, the test represents a HBA port as a unique combination of the Server name (i.e., the name of the server with which the HBA port is connecting), the Storage Processor name, and the Storage Processor ID. For instance, if the server named nlpc20234 is connecting to the storage system via an HBA port using the storage processor, SP A, with ID 0, then, by default, this HBA port will be represented as nlpc20234 / SP A 0, in the eG monitoring console. If you want to append the HBA device name also to this representation, then, set the show device name flag to Yes. By default, this flag is set to No.

Timeout

Indicate the duration (in seconds) for which this test should wait for a response from the storage device. By default, this is set to 120 seconds. Note that the 'Timeout' value should always be set between 3 and 600 seconds only.

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 suite 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

Logged in

Indicates whether this port is logged into the storage system or not.

 

This measure reports the value Yes if the port is logged into the storage system, and No if it is not.

The numeric values that correspond to each of the states discussed above are as follows:

State

Numeric Value

No

0

Yes

1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the States listed in the table above to indicate the logged in status of an HBA port. The graph of this measure however, represents logged in states using the numeric equivalents - 0 and 1.

You can use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to view additional details about the HBA.

Trusted

Indicates whether/not the HBA port is trusted.

 

This measure reports the value Yes if the port is trusted, and No if it is not.

The numeric values that correspond to each of the states discussed above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
No 0
Yes 1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the States listed in the table above to indicate the trust status of an HBA port. The graph of this measure however, represents trust states using the numeric equivalents - 0 and 1.

Defined

Indicates whether / not the HBA port is defined.

 

This measure reports the value Yes if the port is defined, and No if it is not.

The numeric values that correspond to each of the states discussed above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
No 0
Yes 1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the States listed in the table above to indicate the defined status of an HBA port. The graph of this measure however, represents defined states using the numeric equivalents - 0 and 1.

The detailed diagnosis of the Logged in measure reveals additional details about an HBA, such as, the HBA UID, the IP address of the server with which it is communicating, the HBA Model, the HBA vendor, the HBA device driver name, the storage group name, and more.

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Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Logged in measure