EMC PowerVault ME Sensors Test

Power, cooling fan, temperature, and voltage sensors are located at key points in each enclosure of the storage system. Failure of any of these sensors can bring the entire storage system to a halt. Administrators need to be able to promptly detect sensor failures and take correction action before any permanent damage is done. The EMC PowerVault MESensors test can help administrators in this direction. This test monitors the status of each sensor, and promptly captures and reports real/potential sensor failures.

Target of the test : A EMC PowerVault ME storage system

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each sensor being monitored.

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. In case of a dual-controller configuration, the IP address of the primary controller will be displayed here.


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

Additional Controller IP

By default, this test always connects to the Host to collect metrics. If the Host is unavailable, then the test will not be able to execute. This is because, the Additional Controller IP is set to none by default.

If the monitored storage device has two controllers, then you can configure the test to connect to an alternate controller, if the host is unreachable. For this purpose, specify the IP address of the alternate controller in the Additional Controller IP text box.

User and Password

In order to monitor a EMC PowerVault ME storage system, the eG agent has to be configured with the credentials of a user who has been assigned the Monitor role. Specify the login credentials of such a user in the User and Password text boxes. To know how to create such a user, refer toPre-requisites for monitoring the EMC PowerVault ME storage system.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.


The Management Controller of the EMC PowerVault MEstorage system provides access for monitoring and management via the HTTP and HTTPS protocols for XML API request/response semantics. To enable the eG agent to access the management controller, invoke the XML API commands, and collect the required metrics, you need to specify the service port on the controller that listens for HTTP/HTTPS requests for XML API semantics. By default, this is port 80.


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.


By default, EMC PowerVault ME system is not SSL-enabled. This is why, this flag is set to False by default. If it is SSL-enabled, then change this flag to True.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates the current status of this sensor.


The values that this measure can report and the their corresponding numeric values are tabulated below:

State Numeric Value
Unsupported 0
Not Installed 1
Unknown 2
Unrecoverable 3
Unavailable 4
Error 5
Warning 6
OK 7


By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the current status of this sensor. However, in the graph of this measure, sensor status will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only.