In order to monitor a EMC PowerVault ME storage system, the following pre-requisites should be fulfilled:
- The EMC PowerVault ME component should be managed in the eG admin interface using the IP address of its storage controller. In other words, against the Host IP/Name of the component, the IP address of the storage controller should be specified. In case of a dual-controller configuration, make sure that you specify the IP address of the primary controller here.
The eG agent has to be configured with the credentials of a user with the monitor role to the target storage system. To create such a user, do the following:
- Login to the console of the target EMC PowerVault ME storage system.
In the command prompt that appears, specify the command for creating the user. The syntax of the command is as follows:
For example, to create a user named “admin”, the command would be:
create user authentication-type MD5 base 10 interfaces wbi level monitor type standard units auto admin
After providing the user creation command, you will be required to provide a password for the specified user “admin”.
Enter new password: ************
Re-enter new password: ************
Once the user is created, the EMC PowerVault ME Storage system is ready for monitoring by the eG Enterprise.