Isilon Storage Pool Usage Test

This test auto-discovers the storage pools on the target storage system, and reports the space utilization on each storage pool. By closely monitoring the space utilization of the storage pools, administrators may be alerted to potential space crunch at the earliest before users complain.

Target of the test : An EMC Isilon Storage System

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each storage pool on the target storage system being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


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


The port at which the host listens. By default, this will be NULL.


Specify the time duration (in seconds) beyond which this test should time out in the Timeout text box. The default is 10 seconds.


By default, this parameter is set to No. This indicates that, by default, the eG agent will not require any special permissions to execute the commands. However, in some highly secure environments, this command cannot be executed directly as the eG agent install user is different from the root user who has the privileges to run all commands on the target storage system. In such cases, create a sudo user using the steps discussed in the Pre-requisites for Monitoring the EMC Isilon Storage System. Credentials of such a user should be specified in the Username and Password text boxes in the COMPONENTS page.

Set the Use Sudo parameter to Yes. This will enable the eG agent install user to execute the commands.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Storage capacity

Indicates the total amount of space in this storage pool.



Storage used space

Indicates the amount of space utilized on this storage pool.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A high value of this measure indicates that the storage pool. is running out of space.

Storage free space

Indicates the amount of space that is available for use in this storage pool.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be high.

Storage utilization

Indicates the percentage of space utilized on this storage pool.