How does eG Enterprise Monitor the EMC XtremIO Storage Array?

eG Enterprise employs an agentless approach to monitor the EMC XtremIO storage array. This approach requires that the eG agent be deployed on a remote Windows host in the environment. To collect the metrics of interest from the EMC XtremIO storage array, this agent uses the RESTful APIs.

The pre-requisites that need to be fulfilled to use these command line interfaces have been detailed in the next section.

Pre-requisites for Monitoring EMC XtremIO Storage Array

To enable the eG agent to monitor the EMC XtremIO storage array, the following pre-requisites should be fulfilled:

  • The user who is authorized to access the EMC XtremIO should be vested with read-only privileges i.e., the user should be capable of executing the HTTP GET commands of the Restful APIs. The eG agent communicates with this user to collect the necessary metrics.

Once the aforesaid requirement is fulfilled, the eG agent will report a plethora of useful metrics revealing the health of the EMC XtremIO storage array and present these performance statistics in the eG monitoring model using the hierarchical layer model representation.

The chapters that follow will discuss on how to manage and monitor the target EMC XtremIO Storage Array.