Before you can begin using the Management Pack, you must create an adapter instance to identify the host from which the Management Pack will retrieve data.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations as an admin user.
  2. Click the Administration administration_icon icon. In the right panel, the Solutions view will be displayed.
  3. Select EMC VNX File or EMC VNX Block from the Solutions list.
  4. Click the Configure configure_icon icon. The Manage Solution window will appear as follows:
    Note: Click the Add add_icon icon above the Instance Name (not shown here) to create multiple adapter instances.
    • VNX File
      • ForVNXFile, in the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
        1. Instance Settings:
          • Display Name: A name for this particular instance of the Management Pack
          • Description: Optional, but it can be helpful to describe multiple adapter instances of the Management Pack
        2. Basic Settings:
          • Primary Control Station: Hostname or IP address of primary Control Station
          • Secondary Control Station (Optional): Hostname or IP address of secondary Control Station
          • Credential: Click the Add add_icon icon then enter the credential you created when Creating a Credential (VNX).
        3. Advanced Settings:
          • Collectors/Groups: Default Collector/Group is automatically selected. Click the drop-down menu if you want to run the collection on a different node.
          • NAS Path: Default is /nas.
          • Sample Seconds: Default is 20 seconds.
          • Collect Events: True/False
          • Collect EP Ops Relationships: True/False
          • Support Autodiscovery: Default setting is True, which enables the adapter instance to create resources for you. This should not be set to False.
          • Max Events Per Resource: Max events collected per resource per collection. It does not mean that resources have a maximum limit of total events since they can accumulate many over time.

    • VNX Block

      • For VNXBlock, in the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
        1. Instance Settings:
          • Display Name: A name for this particular instance of the Management Pack
          • Description: Optional, but it can be helpful to describe multiple instances of the Management Pack
        2. Basic Settings:
          • Storage Processor A Hostname: Hostname or IP address of Storage Processor A
          • Storage Processor B Hostname: Hostname or IP address of Storage Processor B
          • Credential: Click the Add add_icon icon then enter the credential you created when Creating a Credential (VNX).
        3. Advanced Settings:
          • Collectors/Groups: Default Collector/Group is automatically selected. Click the drop-down menu if you want to run the collection on a different node.
          • Support Autodiscovery: Default setting is True, which enables the adapter instance to create resources for you. This should not be set to False.
          • Naviseccli Path:
            • Linux default: /opt/Navisphere/bin
            • Windows default: C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Navisphere CLI

          • Scope: 0 (Global), 1 (Local), 2 (LDAP)
          • Max Events: 10000
          • Event Strings to Ignore: Allows the user to specify event keywords to ignore.
          • Use “No Poll” Flag: Default is True, which can increase performance when dealing with large/multiple storage systems. Use caution when disabling this setting.
  5. Click Test Connection to test the configured connection information. Click Save Settings and Close to save your adapter instance.

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