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EMC VNXe

Describes how to setup an integration to discover and monitor EMC VNX resources.

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Introduction

EMC VNXe is a line of storage arrays geared towards SMBs. OpsRamp uses UEM CLI commands to discover and monitor a EMC VNXe device.

OpsRamp configuration

Configuration involves:

  1. Creating credentials.
  2. Configuring the integration.
  3. Adding a discovery profile.

Step 1: Create a credential

To create credentials:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Accounts > Clients.
  3. On the client’s Credentials tab, add the credential information.

The following describes some of the credential settings:

  • Type: EMC VNXe
  • User type:
    • Local: Provide the username in general username format.
    • LDAP User: Provide the username in domain/username format.
    • LDAP Group: Provide the username in domain/username format.
  • Use Password Vault: If enabled, specify Policy Mapping, otherwise, specify a password.
    • Policy mapping enables integration of a Password Manager application with credentials.
    • Password is the authentication password to access a resource.

Step 2: Configure the integration

To integrate:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.
  3. From Available Integrations, select Storage > EMC VNX and click Install.
  4. Provide the following:
    • Name
    • IP Addess
    • Credentials. Select an existing credential or create a new credential.
  5. Click Save.

Step 3: Add a discovery profile

To add a discovery profile:

  1. From the integration, click Add.
  2. Provide the following information:
    • Profile details.
      • Profile name
      • Select profile
      • IP address
    • Filter criteria
      • Smart filters: Use to filter resources based on the resource type.
      • Resource filters: Use to filter resources based on certain resource attributes.
    • Perform actions: Manage Device
    • Discovery schedule. Based on the settings, discovery is triggered based on the scheduled time. New resources added to the environment are automatically discovered.
  3. Click Save.
  4. From the Discovery Profiles section, click Scan Now for the associated profile.

VNXe configuration

Traps must be enabled on the VNXe resource.

To enable traps:

  1. Log into VNXe Unisphere.
  2. Go to Settings > More Configuration > Alert Settings and click Add.
  3. Provide the details for SNMP trap.
    • IP address of the VG, port as 162 and VG’s SNMP v3 credentials
    • Username: monitoringuser
    • Authentication Protocol: MD5
    • Password: monitoring@123
    • Privacy Protocol: None
  4. Click OK and then click Apply Changes.
  5. Click Send Test SNMP Trap.

What to do next

After a discovery profile is created, you can do the following:

  • View the integration: Go to Infrastructure > Storage.
  • Assign monitoring templates to the resource.
  • Validate that the resource was successfully added to OpsRamp.