How the Management Pack Works

The Management Pack for NetApp HCI accesses the HCI Element OS API to import NetApp HCI storage-related resources, relationships, metrics, and alerts into vRealize Operations, enabling comprehensive monitoring and troubleshooting, while providing visibility into the virtual layer within vROps.

Important: Compute resources and data are not available directly through the HCI Element OS API or NetApp API Services (data collection is limited to storage only). The management pack connects to ESXi Hosts for compute node data.

How to Get Started

To get started monitoring your NetApp HCI storage devices from within vRealize Operations, see the following topics:

  1. Review theSystem Requirements (NetApp HCI) and ensure you have performed the necessary prerequisite tasks:
  2. Install the management pack. See: Installing the Management Pack (NetApp HCI).
  3. Configure the management pack. See: Configuring the Management Pack (NetApp HCI). If you encounter any Test Connection errors when configuring, see: Troubleshooting the Management Pack (NetApp HCI).
  4. Start using the management pack. See: Using the Management Pack (NetApp HCI).