The Management Pack for Dell EMC PowerEdge creates Resource Kinds and Relationships (associations) for critical resources in your Dell EMC PowerEdge environment.
Performance, health, availability, and capacity data are collected for the following VxRail/PowerEdge resource kinds:
- Dell EMC Amperage Probe*
- Dell EMC Blade Server
- Dell EMC Chassis
- Dell EMC Chassis Power Supply*
- Dell EMC Cluster**
- Dell EMC Cooling Device*
- Dell EMC Intrusion Probe*
- Dell EMC Memory Device*
- Dell EMC Physical Disk*
- Dell EMC Power Unit*
- Dell EMC Processor Device*
- Dell EMC Rack Power Supply*
- Dell EMC Rack Server
- Dell EMC System Battery*
- Dell EMC Temperature Probe*
- Dell EMC Virtual Disk*
- Dell EMC Voltage Probe*
Relationships among discovered resources are also created by the management pack.
How Relationships are Collected
Relationships are returned to vROps during the second collection. Internal relationships are returned every collection. External relationships are re-calculated at the interval specified by the relationship_sync_interval properties in the DellEmcCompute.properties file, whose default value is 8 (i.e. recalculated in collection 2, 10, 18, etc.).
External relationships to VMware Host System resources are made from Blade/Rack server resources using the following methods:
- First attempt: Matching the Blade/Rack Server's host_name metric (via vCenter) to the resource name of a VMware Host System
- Fallback: Matching the Blade/Rack Server's fqdn metric to the resource name of a VMware Host System
Dell EMC VxRail and PowerEdge Relationships Diagram
The hierarchical structure of the Dell EMC VxRail/PowerEdge relationships is depicted in the diagram below.
In addition to internal relationships, the management pack also includes the following external relationships:
- VxRail Cluster > Blade/Rack Server (N/A for PowerEdge)
- Blade/Rack Server > VMware Host