SolidFire Nodes Test

A SolidFire storage node is a collection of drives that communicate with each other through the CIPI Bond10G network interface. Drives in the node contain block and metadata space for data storage and data management.

This test auto discovers the nodes of the target storage system and helps administrators to figure out the CPU utilization of each node, data transmission from and through the network interface and storage interface of the nodes, the throughput of the node, detect irregularities in the distribution of load across the nodes, analyze the memory utilization of each node and thus enables administrators to initiate pre-emptive measures when the load on the node increases abnormally.

Target of the test : A SolidFire Storage System

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each node on the target storage device.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the server listens.

SolidFire API Version

Specify the API version of the SolidFire storage system to be monitored.

SolidFire Username and SolidFire Password

Provide the credentials of a user who has been assigned with a Monitor role to access the SolidFire storage system in the SolidFire Username and SolidFire Password text boxes.

Confirm Password

Confirm the SolidFire Password by retyping it here.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

CPU usage

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilized on this node.

Percent

 

Network interface utilization for cluster

Indicates the utilization percentage of the network interface used for cluster communication on this node.

Percent

 

Network interface utilization for storage

Indicates the utilization percentage of the storage network interface on this node.

Percent

 

Total memory usage

Indicates the total amount off memory used by this node.

GB

 

Data input

Indicates the amount of data received by the cluster interface of this node.

MB

 

Data output

Indicates the amount of data sent from the cluster interface of this node.

MB

 

Data input rate

Indicates the rate at which data was received by the cluster interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Data output rate

Indicates the rate at which data was sent from the cluster interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Total throughput

Indicates the rate at which data was received by and sent from the cluster interface of this node.

MB/Sec

 

Data input

Indicates the amount of data received by the storage interface of this node.

MB

 

Data output

Indicates the amount of data sent from the storage interface of this node.

MB

 

Data input rate

Indicates the rate at which data was received by the storage interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Data output rate

Indicates the rate at which data was sent from the storage interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Total throughput

Indicates the rate at which data was received by and sent from the storage interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Data input

Indicates the amount of data received by the management network interface of this node.

MB

 

Data output

Indicates the amount of data sent by the management network interface of this node.

MB

 

Data input rate

Indicates the rate at which data was received by the management network interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Data output rate

Indicates the rate at which data was sent by the management network interface of this node.

MB/sec

 

Total throughput

Indicates the rate at which data was received by and sent by the management network interface of this node.

MB/sec