Pre-requisites for Monitoring EMC VNXe Storage system

To enable the eG agent to communicate with the EMC VNXe Storage system, a set of pre-requisites should be fulfilled. These requirements have been discussed below.

Pre-requisites for Monitoring Using the UniSphere Management Suite

To enable the eG agent to use the UniSphere Management Suite to collect metrics from EMC VNXe storage system, the following pre-requisites should be fulfilled:

  1. If the storage device is SSL-enabled, then, when installing the UniSphere CLI, make sure that the Verification Level is set to Low (see Figure 1). This ensures that the SSL certificate sent by the storage array is not verified by the CLI.

    Setting Verification Level

    Figure 1 : Setting verification level

  2. The eG agent should be deployed on the same host on which the UEM CLI (i.e., the UEMCli.exe) operates;
  3. The UEM CLI should run on a host that communicates with the storage system;
  4. The tests that use the UEM CLI should be configured with the full path to the UEMCli.exe and the credentials of a user who has access to the storage system. The user should possess atleast monitor role to access the storage system.
  5. History logging should be enabled on the storage system; the steps to be followed to achieve this have been detailed in Enabling History Logging on the Storage System .