Enabling Performance Logging on the Storage System

To achieve this, login to the host on which the Navisphere CLI operates, and issue the following command at the command prompt:

naviseccli -h <array-ip> -scope 0 -user <name of user with access to storage system> -password <password of user with access to storage system> setstats -on

For instance, if the IP address of the storage array is, and the credentials of the user with rights to access the storage array are username: john and password: john, the command will be:

naviseccli -h -scope 0 -user john -password john setstats -on

Alternatively, you can follow the steps detailed below to enable performance logging on the storage system:

  1. From a web browser, connect to the storage array using the URL: http://<IP_address_of_storage_array>/
  2. Figure 180 will then appear prompting you to login to the Navisphere Express Console. Provide the credentials of the SAN administrator against User name and Password, and click the Login button to login.


    Figure 180 : Logging into the Navisphere Express Console

  3. The Navisphere Express Console will then appear, as depicted by Figure 181.


    Figure 181 : The Navisphere Express Cosole

  4. From the list of options provided in the left panel of Figure 181, select the Services option under the System head (as indicated by Figure 181).
  5. A System Services page will then appear in the right panel (see Figure 182). Click on the Diagnostic Files button in Figure 182.


    Figure 182 : The System Services section

  6. When the Diagnostic Files page appears (see Figure 183), scroll down the page to view the Performance Logs button (see Figure 184). Click on this button.


    Figure 183 : The Diagnostic Files page


    Figure 184 : Scrolling down the Diagnostic Files pages to view the Performance Logs button

  7. In the Performance Logs page that then appears (see Figure 185), click on the Start button to begin data logging.


    Figure 185 : Starting data logging

  8. You can configure how frequently data logging should occur and also indicate when it should stop using the Polling interval and Stop Logging in controls (respectively) in Figure 186 that appears. Then, click the Start Logging button in Figure 186 to begin data logging.


    Figure 186 : Configuring data logging

  9. Figure 187 then appears where you can review your data logging specifications.


    Figure 187 : Reviewing data logging specifications