Oracle ZFS Uptime Test

By tracking the uptime of each of the device, administrators can determine what percentage of time the device has been up. Comparing this value with service level targets, administrators can determine the most trouble-prone areas of the infrastructure.

In some environments, administrators may schedule periodic reboots of their storage device. By knowing that a specific device has been up for an unusually long time, an administrator may come to know that the scheduled reboot task is not working on the device.

This test monitors the uptime of the target Oracle ZFS Storage system.

Target of the test : Oracle ZFS Storage System

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Oracle ZFS Storage System being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the target system that is being monitored.


The port number through which Oracle ZFS Storage System communicates. The default port is 215.

User, Password and Confirm Password

By default, this test uses the REST API commands to pull out the required metrics. To execute the REST API commands, the eG agent requires the permission of a local administrator user who has been assigned with Basic role and a custom role with Analytics authorization and read permission. Specify the credentials of such a user in the USERNAME and PASSWORD text boxes and confirm the Password by retyping it in the CONFIRM PASSWORD text box. To create a new user with the required permissions, refer Creating a new user on Oracle ZFS Storage System.


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.

Num DD Messages

By default, the NUM DD MESSAGES parameter is set to 10. This means that, by default, the detailed diagnosis of this test will report the details of the top-10 records of the measures that are obtained upon execution of this test. To view the details of more records as part of detailed metrics, you will have to increase the value of this parameter. Likewise, to view the details of less than 10 records, reduce the value of this parameter.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates how long this storage had been powered ON.


Administrators may wish to be alerted if a server has been running without a reboot for a very long period. Setting a threshold for this metric allows administrators to determine such conditions.

Has been rebooted?

Indicates whether the storage had rebooted or not.


The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value

Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate whether/not the Oracle ZFS storage system is rebooted.