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.
- From the top navigation bar, select Administration. In the right panel, the Solutions list will be displayed.
- Select Dell EMC Compute from the Solutions list on the right.
- Click the Configure icon. The Manage Solution window will appear.
Click the Add
icon above the Instance Name list on the left to create multiple adapter instances.
- In the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
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.
Managment IP: The Management Pack supports the following host formats:
Individual hostname or IP address (IPv4/IPv6 are supported)
IP range (e.g., 192.168.0.32-192.168.0.67, 10.10.01.0-10.10.0.254)
IP CIDR notation range (e.g., 10.6.14.0/24, 2620:0:2d0:200:1f00:400::7/120)
Any of the above in a comma-separated listNote:
If the IP range for your Chassis Monitoring Console (CMC) is different than that of your iDRAC, you must list it separately here to return chassis metrics.
Credential: Select the credential you created when Creating a Credential (Dell EMC PowerEdge), or click the Add icon
now to create one.
Collectors/Groups: Default Collector/Group is automatically selected. Click the drop-down menu if you want to run the collection on a different node.
SNMP Port: Enter the UDP port to connect to SNMP; default port is 161.
Retries: Enter the number of times you want the adapter to retry to connect to the specified host before the SNMP request times out; default value is 2 retries.
Timeout Interval:Enter the maximum amount of time (seconds) for the adapter to wait to timeout when trying to connect to the specified host; default value is 30 seconds.
Socket Timeout Interval (Seconds): Specify the maximum amount of time (seconds) for the adapter to wait for an incoming socket connection; default value is 2 seconds. Note that a timeout of 0 is interpreted as an infinite timeout.
Discovery Timeout Interval (s): Enter the maximum amount of time (seconds) to wait for discovery to complete against a given system; default value is 120 seconds.
Collection Timeout Interval (s): Enter the maximum amount of time (seconds) to wait for collection to complete against a given system; default value is 180 seconds.
Maximum Threads: Enter the maximum number of concurrent threads that the adapter instance can use to retrieve metrics from the specified targets; default value is 30. Note that this setting is for total synchronous SNMP calls to each server, not concurrent calls to the same server.
Include SNMP Events (v3 only): Specify whether the adapter should pass alerts retrieved from the SNMP alert table; default value is false.
Alert Cancel Hours: Specify the maximum age (in hours) for SNMP alerts; default value is 24 hours.
Support Autodiscovery: Default setting is True, which allows the adapter instance to create resources for you. This should not be set to False.Important:
In order to maintain a consistent collection interval of five minutes, it is recommended that an adapter instance collects on no more than 16 total blade or rack servers. For a collection interval value of ten minutes, we recommend that your adapter instance collects on no more than 32 blade/rack servers.
- Click Test Connection to test the configured connection information. If you encounter any errors, see: Troubleshooting the Management Pack (Dell EMC PowerEdge).
- Click Save Settings and Close to save your adapter instance.
What to do next
To validate data collection, see: Validating Data Collection (Dell EMC PowerEdge).