The VMware vRealize® True Visibility™ Management Pack for NetApp HCI & SolidFire is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance, health, and availability data from your NetApp HCI/SolidFire environment and providing predictive analytics and real-time monitoring information—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack for NetApp HCI & SolidFire provides the following notable features:

  • 4comprehensive monitoring dashboards:
    • NetApp HCI Cluster Overview– Monitor the day-to-day health, performance, and capacity of your clusters with at-a-glance health status indicators, aggregated performance and storage stats, and related host system KPIs
    • NetApp HCI Health Investigation– Quickly troubleshoot alerts for any resource in your NetApp HCI/SolidFire environment, including hardware
    • NetApp HCI Volume Overview– Drill down into the utilization, capacity, and performance details of your volumes and related datastores
    • NetApp HCI VVOL Overview– Explore utilization, capacity, and performance details for your VVOLs and related virtual machines
  • Nearly 200 collected metrics, including efficiency metrics like compression, thin provisioning, and deduplication factors; capacity metrics such as max provisioned/used space; and performance metrics like average throughput, IOPs, and latency
  • Detailed notification eventsimported to vROps from the SolidFire Element OS API
  • NetApp HCI Nodes Report – Compare sizing and review status and configuration details for your compute/storage nodes
  • vRealize Calculated Capacities– Predict when your NetApp HCI clusters, volumes, or VVOLs need scaling

  • Automatically-discovered relationships to the VMware virtual layer– Enable faster troubleshooting with visibility into theESXi hosts related to your compute nodes, datastores related to your volumes, and virtual machines related to your VVOLs

Getting Started

Wondering where to start? See our Getting Started (NetApp HCI) and System Requirements (NetApp HCI) topics for details.

Release Notes

Version Release Date Description

October 6, 2020

Initial General Availability release for VMware vRealize® True Visibility™

Known Issues/Limitations

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the management pack:

  • SolidFire Element OS API data collection is limited to storage data only. The management pack connects to ESXi Hosts for compute node data.