About Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

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About Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping, with its deep array discovery capabilities, provides you the detailed information about the storage enclosures in the datacenter. Storage Insight Add-on lets you view the detailed storage information on the enclosure to the level of adapters and disks. Also, you can perform storage management operations on the level of adapters and disks.

For information on the Veritas Operations Manager Management Server versions that the add-on is compatible with, refer to the Veritas Operations Manager Hardware and Software Compatibility List (HSCL).

https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/vom/5.0/windowsandunix/compatibilitylists/pdf/vom_ms_es_hscl.pdf

As part of its deep array discovery capabilities, Storage Insight Add-on lets you discover the following enclosures:

Table: Enclosure discovery methods and the discovered information

Enclosure

Discovery method

Discovered information

HITACHI

HiCommand server

LDEVs (logical devices), PDEVs (physical devices), array groups, replications, and thin pools

IBM XIV

XCLI utility

Pool volumes, physical disks, storage pools, replications, and thin pools

EMC Symmetrix

SymCLI utility

Physical disks, devices, replications, and thin pools

EMC CLARiiON

NaviSphere Secure CLI (NaviSecCLI) utility

Thin pools, thin LUNs, physical disks, RAID groups, and replications

NetApp

NetApp Data ONTAP SDK

Physical disks, aggregates, array volumes, array ports, and replications

NAS discovery: Qtree, Share, Quota, vFiler, and consumer storage pool

HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA)

SSSU CLI utility. It gets the information from the Command View Server.

Virtual disks, physical disks, array disk groups, and replications

EMC Celerra

Celerra XML API and CLI

Disk volumes, storage pools, array volumes, NAS file systems, Shares, and Data Movers

IBM System Storage DS

DS Command-line interface (DSCLI)

Logical volumes, disk drive modules (DDMs), extent pools, and ranks

EMC VNX

Using XML API and CLI

LUNs, physical disks, RAID Groups, replications, thin pools, and NAS objects (for example, Shares)

You can discover all three types of VNX configurations - File, Block, and Unified.

EMC VPLEX

Using HTTPS access to the VPLEX server and SSH communication

Virtual volumes, storage volumes, RAID Groups, and replications

3PAR

Using SSH communication

Virtual volumes, physical disks, replications, Common Provisioning Groups (CPGs), and thin CPGs

After you configure deep discovery for the enclosures, the discovery happens once every six hours, and Veritas Operations Manager database is updated accordingly.

Note:

To perform deep array discovery of enclosures, you require the access to storage views and operations.

Apart from providing deeper insight on your enclosures, the Storage Insight Add-on also lets you define the tiers for the LUNs in the datacenter. The tiering of LUNs supports the Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM), which manages the data by putting them into different types of storage media according to various parameters. Also, the Storage Insight Add-on lets you perform the maintenance of the Dynamic Multipathing (DMP) paths in the level of array ports and adapters.

Storage Insight Add-on also supports network-attached storage (NAS) discovery from the NAS enabled-enclosures in your datacenter. NAS discovery is a Veritas Operations Manager Advanced feature. You can temporarily use the feature under a demo license of Veritas Operations Manager Advanced. To obtain a permanent license, you need to accept the End User's License Agreement (EULA) for Veritas Operations Manager Advanced.

See About enabling Veritas Operations Manager Advanced features on Management Server in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

See Enabling Veritas Operations Manager Advanced features on Management Server in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

See About the discovery host in Storage Insight Add-on 5.0

See About network-attached storage discovery using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

See About performance metering statistics for enclosure in Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

See Removing deep discovery for a storage enclosure using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0


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