eG Enterprise uses an external agent to collect the required metrics from the device. The eG agent uses the following mechanisms:
- By default, eG uses the command line utility (UEMCLI.exe) available as part of the UniSphere Management Suite of EMC VNXe for monitoring it. The UniSphere Management Suite is the central console using which the EMC VNXe environment can be controlled and monitored. The UEM CLI (i.e., the UEMCLI.exe) is used for issuing commands to an array, writing scripts, requesting array status, and as a tool for problem determination.
To enable the eG agent to use the UEM CLI, a set of pre-requisites should be fulfilled. These requirements have been discussed in the following section.
To enable the eG agent to use the UEM CLI for collecting metrics from EMC VNXe storage system, you need to make sure that both the CLI and the provider are installed on the same host.