Introduction

Dell EMC PowerMax is the platform, which offers massive scalability in every possible dimension — performance, capacity, connectivity, LUNs/devices and superior data services — all with a future-proof architecture featuring end-to-end non-volatile memory express (NVMe), storage class memory (SCM), built-in machine learning, seamless cloud mobility and deep VMware integration.

OpsRamp integrates with Dell PowerMax through REST APIs.

Prerequisites

  • OpsRamp Classic Gateway 10.0 and above (or) OpsRamp Cluster gateway

  • Ensure that “adapter integrations” add-on is enabled in client configuration. Once enabled you can see Dell PowerMax integration under Setup » Integrations » Adapter section

Install the integration

  1. From All Clients, select a client.

  2. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.

  3. From Available Integrations, select Adapter > Dell PowerMax. The Install Dell Power Max Integration popup appears.
    Note: Ensure that Adapter addon is enabled at client and partner levels.

  1. Enter the following information:
    a. Name: Name of the integration
    b. Upload Logo: Optional logo for the integration.
    c. GateWay Profiles: Select a gateway management profile to associate with the client.

  2. Click Install. The Integration page displays the installed integration.

Configure the integration

  1. In the CONFIGURATION section, click + Add.

  2. On Create Adapter Configuration, enter:

    • Name: Configuration name.
    • Protocol: Protocol. Example: HTTPS, HTTP, etc.
    • IP Address: IP address of the target.
    • Port: Port
    • Alert Configuration: Configure the alert filters, alert severity mappings, etc. based on your requirements.
    Default configuration:
        {"alertFilters":{"alertSeverity":["NORMAL","INFORMATION","MINOR","WARNING","CRITICAL","FATAL"],"alertClearedStatus":["ACKNOWLEDGED","CLEARED"],"alertOnRootResource":true},"alertSeverityMapping":{"NORMAL":"Warning","INFORMATION":"Info","MINOR":"Warning","WARNING":"Warning","CRITICAL":"Critical","FATAL":"Critical"}}
        
    • Notification Alerts: Select TRUE or FALSE.
      Notes:
      • By default False is selected.
      • If you select TRUE, application will handle Critical/Recovery failure alert notifications for Connectivity, Authentication Exceptions.
  3. In the Credentials section, select Custom and enter the Username and Password.

  4. In the Resource Types & Metrics section, select the metrics you want and configure for availability and alert conditions.

  5. In the Discovery Schedule section, select Recurrence Pattern to add one of the following patterns:

    • Minutes
    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly

  6. In the Monitoring Schedule section, configure how frequently the monitoring action should trigger.

  1. Click Save.

The configuration is saved and displayed on the page.

After saving the integration, the Dell PowerMax resources are discovered and monitoring is enabled as specified by the configuration profile.

You can perform the actions manually, like Discovery, Monitoring or even Disable the configuration.

The discovered resources are displayed in the Infrastructure page under Storage, with Native Resource Type as PowerMax Unisphere.

PowerMax Storage Array (Native Resource Type) is displayed under Components:

View resource metrics

To confirm Dell PowerMax monitoring, review the following:

  • Metric graphs: A graph is plotted for each metric that is enabled in the configuration.
  • Alerts: Alerts are generated for metrics that are configured as defined for integration.

Hierarchy of Dell PowerMax resources:

PowerMax Unisphere
— PowerMax Storage Array
  — PowerMax Storage Group
  — PowerMax Storage Host
  — PowerMax Storage Port
  — PowerMax Storage Resource Pool
  — PowerMax Storage FE Director
    — PowerMax Storage FE Port
  — PowerMax Storage BE Director
    — PowerMax Storage BE Port
  — PowerMax Storage RDF Director
  — PowerMax Storage Disk Group
  — PowerMax Storage External Director
  — PowerMax Storage Container

Supported metrics

Metric NameMetric Display NameUnitsDescription
powermax_symmetricArray_SubscribedAllocatedTbPowerMax Array Subscribed AllocatedTBHost allocated plus eNas allocated capacity in TBs
powermax_symmetricArray_SubscribedTotalTbPowerMax Array Subscribed TotalTBHost subscribed capacity plus eNas subscribed capacity in TBs
powermax_symmetricArray_SubscribedUtilizationPowerMax Array Subscribed Utilization%The percentage of Subcribed capacity utilization
powermax_symmetricArray_SnapshotModifiedTbPowerMax Array Snapshot ModifiedTBHost snapshot modified capacity plus eNas snapshot modified capacity in TBs
powermax_symmetricArray_SnapshotTotalTbPowerMax Array Snapshot TotalTBHost snapshot capacity plus eNas snapshot capacity in TBs
powermax_symmetricArray_SnapshotUtilizationPowerMax Array Snapshot Utilization%The percentage of Snapshot capacity utilization
powermax_symmetricArray_UsableUsedTbPowerMax Array Usable UsedTBTotal Capacity in TBs used by Host, eNas and System after Data reduction is applied
powermax_symmetricArray_UsableTotalTbPowerMax Array Usable TotalTBTotal system usable capacity in TBs
powermax_symmetricArray_UsableUtilizationPowerMax Array Usable Utilization%The percent of Usable space capacity utilization
powermax_symmetricArray_OverallEfficiencyRatioToOnePowerMax Array Overall Efficiency Ratio To OneNoneOverall Efficiency Ratio is the ratio between the sum of subscribed and snapshot capacity for user devices and the user used capacity.
Format: "1.0:1" will be returned as 1.0.
powermax_symmetricArray_SloStablePowerMax Array Slo StablecountThe number of slo stable
powermax_symmetricArray_SloMarginalPowerMax Array Slo MarginalcountThe number of slo marginal
powermax_symmetricArray_SloCriticalPowerMax Array Slo CriticalcountThe number of slo critical
powermax_symmetricArray_UsedCapacityGbPowerMax Array Used CapacityGBThe used physical capacity of the Array.(GB)
powermax_symmetricArray_TotalCapacityGbPowerMax Array Total CapacityGBThe total physical capacity of the Array.(GB)
powermax_symmetricArray_CapacityUtilizationPowerMax Array Capacity Utilization%The percent of physical capacity utilization
powermax_symmetricArray_HostIOsPowerMax Array Host IOsBytesThe number of host IO operations performed each second by all volumes, including writes and random and sequential reads.
powermax_symmetricArray_HostMBsPowerMax Array Host MBsMBpsThe number of host MBs written and read by all of the volumes each second.
powermax_symmetricArray_FEReqsPowerMax Array FE ReqsReq per SecA data transfer between the director and the cache. An IO may require multiple requests depending on IO size, alignment, or both. The request rate should be either equal to or greater than the IO rate.
powermax_symmetricArray_BEIOsPowerMax Array BE IOsBytesThe total IO from all BE directors to the disks per second.
powermax_symmetricArray_BEReqsPowerMax Array BE ReqsReq per SecA data transfer of a read or write between the cache and the director.
powermax_symmetricArray_PercentCacheWPPowerMax Array Percent Cache WP%The percent of system cache that is write pending.
powermax_storageGroup_HostIosPowerMax Storage Group Host IOsBytesThe number of host operations performed each second by the group.
powermax_storageGroup_HostReadsPowerMax Storage Group Host ReadsrpsThe number of host read operations performed each second by the group.
powermax_storageGroup_HostWritesPowerMax Storage Group Host WriteswpsThe number of host write operations performed each second by the group.
powermax_storageGroup_HostHitsPowerMax Storage Group Host HitshpsThe number of host read/write operations performed each second by the group that were immediately satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageGroup_HostMissesPowerMax Storage Group Host MissesmpsThe number of host read/write operations performed each second by the group that could not be satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageGroup_HostMBReadsPowerMax Storage Group Host MB ReadsMBpsThe cumulative number of host MBs read per second by the group.
powermax_storageGroup_HostMBWrittenPowerMax Storage Group Host MB WrittenMBpsThe cumulative number of host MBs written per second by the group.
powermax_storageGroup_BEReqsPowerMax Storage Group BE ReqsReq per SecThe number of read/write requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageGroup_BEReadReqsPowerMax Storage Group BE Read ReqsReq per SecThe number of read requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageGroup_BEWriteReqsPowerMax Storage Group BE Write ReqsReq per SecThe number of write requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageGroup_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Storage Group Read Response TimemsThe calculated average read response time
powermax_storageGroup_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Storage Group Write Response TimemsThe calculated average write response time
powermax_storageGroup_RDFSWriteResponseTimePowerMax Storage Group RDFS Write Response TimemsA summary of the read, write, and average response times for the selected SRDF/S group.
powermax_storageGroup_PercentReadPowerMax Storage Group Percent Read%The percent of IO operations that were reads.
powermax_storageGroup_PercentWritePowerMax Storage Group Percent Write%The percent of IO operations that were writes
powermax_storageGroup_WPCountPowerMax Storage Group WP CountcountThe number of tracks currently in write pending mode for the group.
powermax_storageGroup_PercentHitPowerMax Storage Group Percent Hit%The percent of IO operations that were immediately satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageGroup_PercentMissesPowerMax Storage Group Percent Misses%The percent of IO operations that were misses.
powermax_storageGroup_ResponseTimePowerMax Storage Group Response TimemsThe calculated average response time.
powermax_storageGroup_WritePacedDelayPowerMax Storage Group Write Paced DelaysThe calculated write paced delay
powermax_storageGroup_AvgWritePacedDelayPowerMax Storage Group Avg Write Paced DelaymsThe average write paced delay (ms)
powermax_storageGroup_HostIOLimitPercentTimeExceededPowerMax Storage Group Host IO Limit Percent Time Exceeded%The percent of IOs the FE port is performing on behalf of the specific storage group.
powermax_storageGroup_RDFResponseTimePowerMax Storage Group RDF Response TimemsThe calculated average RDF response time.
powermax_host_HostIOsPowerMax Host Host IOsBytesThe total number of host read IO and write IO operations performed each second by the host.
powermax_host_MBsPowerMax Host MBsMBThe size of the data transfer from the host in MBs per second.
powermax_host_HostMBReadsPowerMax Host MB ReadsropsCumulative number of host MBs read per second
powermax_host_HostMBWritesPowerMax Host MB WriteswopsCumulative number of host MBs written per second.
powermax_host_ReadsPowerMax Host ReadsropsThe total number of host read IO operations performed each second by the host.
powermax_host_ResponseTimePowerMax Host ResponseTimemsThe average response time for the reads and writes.
powermax_host_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Host Read Response TimemsThe average time it took the system to serve one read IO for this host.
powermax_host_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Host Write Response TimemsThe average time it took the system to serve one write IO for this host.
powermax_host_SysCallCountPowerMax Host Sys Call CountcountThe total number of calls seen by this host.
powermax_host_WritesPowerMax Host WriteswopsThe total number of host write IO operations performed each second by the host
powermax_storageResourcePool_HostIOsPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Host IOsBytesThe total number of read and write IOs per second (IOPS)
powermax_storageResourcePool_HostMBsPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Host MBsMBpsThe percent of read requests that are served from cache (Mb/s)
powermax_storageResourcePool_BEMBTransferredPowerMax Storage Resource Pool BE MB TransferredMBThe number of MBs read per second + MBs written per second (MBs)
powermax_storageResourcePool_ResponseTimePowerMax Storage Resource Pool Response TimemsThe average time it takes to satisfy IO requests (ms)
powermax_FEDirector_PercentBusyPowerMax FE Director Percent Busy%The percent of time the director is busy (%)
powermax_FEDirector_HostIOsPowerMax FE Director Host IOsBytesA host command for data transfer
powermax_FEDirector_HostMBsPowerMax FE Director Host MBsMBpsThe size of the data transfer from the host in MBs per second.
powermax_FEDirector_ReqsPowerMax FE Director ReqsReq per SecData transfer between the director and the cache. An IO may require multiple requests depending on IO size, alignment or both. The request rate should be either equal to or greater than the IO rate.
powermax_FEDirector_ReadResponseTimePowerMax FE Director Read Response TimerpsThe calculated average response time for reads.
powermax_FEDirector_WriteResponseTimePowerMax FE Director Write Response TimewpsThe calculated average response time for writes.
powermax_BEDirector_PercentBusyPowerMax BE Director Percent Busy%The percent of time the directory is busy (%)
powermax_BEDirector_IOsPowerMax BE Director IOsBytesThe number of IOs performed each second by the director (IOs/Sec)
powermax_BEDirector_ReqsPowerMax BE Director ReqsReq per SecA data transfer between the director and the cache.
powermax_BEDirector_MBReadPowerMax BE Director MB ReadropsThe number of reads per second in MBs.
powermax_BEDirector_MBWrittenPowerMax BE Director MB WrittenwopsThe number of writes per second in MBs.
powermax_BEDirector_PercentNonIOBusyPowerMax BE Director Percent Non IO Busy%The percent of time the director was busy with non-IO tasks, such as FAST swaps, Optimizer moves, Snap copies, etc
powermax_RDFDirector_PercentBusyPowerMax RDF Director Percent Busy%The percent of time the directory is busy (%)
powermax_RDFDirector_IOsPowerMax RDF Director IOsReq per SecThe average IO count per second for the director.
powermax_RDFDirector_WriteReqsPowerMax RDF Director Write ReqsReq per SecThe write requests per second.
powermax_RDFDirector_MBWrittenPowerMax RDF Director MB WrittenwopsThe write throughput (MBs) of the port per second
powermax_RDFDirector_MBReadPowerMax RDF Director MB ReadropsThe read throughput (MBs) of the port per second.
powermax_RDFDirector_MBSentAndReceivedPowerMax RDF Director MB Sent And ReceivedMBpsThe total read and write MBs on the RDF director per second.
powermax_RDFDirector_AvgIOServiceTimePowerMax RDF Director Avg IO Service TimemsThe average time the director takes to serve IO (ms)
powermax_diskGroup_PercentBusyPowerMax Disk Group Percent Busy%The percent of time the disk group is busy (%)
powermax_diskGroup_DiskReadsPowerMax Disk Group Disk ReadsropsThe number of host reads per second for the disk.
powermax_diskGroup_DiskWritesPowerMax Disk Group Disk WriteswopsThe number of host writes per second for the disk.
powermax_diskGroup_MBReadsPowerMax Disk Group MB ReadsropsThe average throughput of host MBs read (per second) by the director.
powermax_diskGroup_MBWrittenPowerMax Disk Group MB WrittenwopsThe average throughput of host MBs written (per second) by the director.
powermax_diskGroup_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Disk Group Read Response TimemsThe average time it took the disk to serve one read command.
powermax_diskGroup_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Disk Group Write Response TimemsThe average time it took the disk to serve one write command.
powermax_diskGroup_ResponseTimePowerMax Disk Group Response TimemsThe average response time for the reads and writes.
powermax_diskGroup_IOsPowerMax Disk Group IOscountThe number of IO commands to the disk.
powermax_diskGroup_PercentCapacityFreePowerMax Disk Group Percent Capacity Free%The percent of the disk that is free.
powermax_diskGroup_IODensityPowerMax Disk Group IO DensitycountThe number of BE requests per GB of disk
powermax_BEPort_ReadsPowerMax BE Port ReadsropsThe number of read operations performed each second by the port.
powermax_BEPort_WritesPowerMax BE Port WriteswopsThe number of write operations performed each second by the port.
powermax_BEPort_IOsPowerMax BE Port IOscountThe number of host operations performed each second by the port
powermax_BEPort_MBReadPowerMax BE Port MB ReadMBpsThe read throughput (MBs) of the port per second.
powermax_BEPort_MBWrittenPowerMax BE Port MB WrittenMBpsThe write throughput (MBs) of the port per second.
powermax_BEPort_MBsPowerMax BE Port MBsMBpsThe size of the data transfer from the host in MBs per second.
powermax_BEPort_AvgIOSizePowerMax BE Port Avg IO SizeKBpsCalculated value: (HA Kbytes transferred per sec / total IOs per sec)
powermax_BEPort_PercentBusyPowerMax BE Port Percent Busy%The percent of time that the port is busy.
powermax_FEPort_ResponseTimePowerMax FE Port Response TimemsThe average response time for the reads and writes.
powermax_FEPort_ReadResponseTimePowerMax FE Port Read Response TimemsThe average time it takes to serve one read IO.
powermax_FEPort_WriteResponseTimePowerMax FE Port Write Response TimemsThe average time it takes to serve one write IO.
powermax_FEPort_ReadsPowerMax FE Port ReadsropsThe average number of host reads performed per second.
powermax_FEPort_WritesPowerMax FE Port WriteswopsThe average number of host writes performed per second
powermax_FEPort_IOsPowerMax FE Port IOscountThe number of IOs the port is performing on behalf of the specific SG
powermax_FEPort_MBReadPowerMax FE Port MB ReadropsThe throughput in MBs read per second.
powermax_FEPort_MBWrittenPowerMax FE Port MB WrittenwopsThe throughput in MBs written per second.
powermax_FEPort_MBsPowerMax FE Port MBsMBpsThe number of MBs the port is processing on behalf of the specific SG.
powermax_FEPort_AvgIOSizePowerMax FE Port Avg IO SizeKBpsCalculated value: (HA Kbytes transferred per sec / total IOs per sec)
powermax_FEPort_PercentBusyPowerMax FE Port Percent Busy%The percent of time the port is busy
powermax_symmetricArray_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Array Read Response TimemsThe average time it took the disk to serve one read command.
powermax_symmetricArray_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Array Write Response TimemsThe average time it took the disk to serve one write command.
powermax_symmetricArray_HostMBReadsPowerMax Array Host MB ReadsMBpsThe number of host MBs read by all of the Symmetrix volumes each second.
powermax_symmetricArray_HostMBWrittenPowerMax Array Host MB WrittenMBpsThe number of host MBs written by all of the volumes each second.
powermax_symmetricArray_PercentWritesPowerMax Array Percent Writes%The percent of total write IO operations performed by all of the Symmetrix volumes.
powermax_storageGroup_SLOCompliancePowerMax Storage Group SLO ComplianceNoneThe storage group SLO compliance. Possible values: Stable, Mariginal, Critical.
powermax_storageGroup_CapacityGbPowerMax Storage Group CapacityGBStorage Group - Capacity in GB
powermax_storageGroup_HostMBsPowerMax Storage Group Host MBsMBpsThe number of host MBs written and read by all members of the storage group.
powermax_storageGroup_AvgReadSizePowerMax Storage Group Avg Read SizeropsThe average number of KB transmitted for Read I/O operations.
powermax_storageGroup_AvgIOSizePowerMax Storage Group Avg IO SizeKBpsThe average number of KB transmitted for I/O operations.This value includes both read and write operations.
powermax_storageGroup_AvgWriteSizePowerMax Storage Group Avg Write SizewopsThe average number of KB transmitted for Write I/O operations.
powermax_storageGroup_ResponseTimeMaxPowerMax Storage Group Response Time MaxmsThe maximum response time for the reads and writes.
powermax_storageGroup_ReadResponseTimeMaxPowerMax Storage Group Read Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one read IO.
powermax_storageGroup_WriteResponseTimeMaxPowerMax Storage Group Write Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one write IO.
powermax_storageResourcePool_ReservedCapPercentPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Reserved Cap Percent%The percentage of the pool capacity that is reserved from use.
powermax_storageResourcePool_TotalSRDFDseAllocatedCapPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Total SRDF DSE Allocated CapacityTBThe allocated capacity of Total SRDF DSE of the pool.
powermax_storageResourcePool_SubscribedAllocatedTbPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Subscribed Allocated CapacityTBThe capacity of the pool that is currently subscribed.
powermax_storageResourcePool_SnapshotTotalTbPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Snapshot Total CapacityTBThe snapshot total capacity of the pool.
powermax_storageResourcePool_UsableUsedTbPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Usable Used CapacityTBThe used usable capacity of the pool.
powermax_storageResourcePool_UsableTotalTbPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Usable Total CapacityTBThe total usable capacity of the pool.
powermax_storageResourcePool_EffectiveUsedCapacityPercentPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Effective Used Capacity Percent%The percent of effective used capacity of the pool
powermax_storageResourcePool_OverallEfficiencyRatioToOnePowerMax Storage Resource Pool Overall Efficiency Ratio To OneNoneRatio of the sum of all TDEVs + snapshot sizes and the Physical Used Storage
powermax_storageResourcePool_DataReductionEnabledPercentPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Data Reduction Enabled Percent%The percent of data reduction enabled of the pool
powermax_storageResourcePool_VIrtualProvisioningSavingsRatioToOnePowerMax Storage Resource Pool Virtual Provisioning Savings Ratio To OneNoneRatio of the TDEV Logical Backend Storageand the TDEV Physical Used Storage (calculated based on the compressed pool track size).
powermax_storageResourcePool_BEReqsPowerMax Storage Resource Pool BE ReqsReq per SecThe number of read/write requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageResourcePool_OverallCompressionRatioPowerMax Storage Resource Pool Overall Compression RatioNoneRatio of the TDEV Logical Backend Storageand the TDEV Physical Used Storage (calculated based on the compressed pool track size).
powermax_storageResourcePool_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Storage Resource Pool Read Response TimemsThe average time it took the system to serve one read IO for this SRP.
powermax_storageResourcePool_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Storage Resource Pool Write Response TimemsThe average time it took the system to serve one write IO for this SRP.
powermax_FEDirector_DeviceWPEventsPowerMax FE Director Device WP EventsmpsA write miss due to the volume write pending limit having been reached.
powermax_FEDirector_SystemWPEventsPowerMax FE Director System WP EventsmpsA write miss due to the system write pending limit having been reached.
powermax_FEDirector_ReadReqsPowerMax FE Director Read ReqsReq per SecA read data transfer between the director and the cache. An IO may require multiple requests depending on IO size, alignment or both. The request rate should be either equal to or greater than the IO rate.
powermax_FEDirector_WriteReqsPowerMax FE Director Write ReqsReq per SecA write data transfer between the director and the cache. An IO may require multiple requests depending on IO size, alignment or both. The request rate should be either equal to or greater than the IO rate.
powermax_FEDirector_ReadResponseTimeMaxPowerMax FE Director Read Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one read IO.
powermax_FEDirector_WriteResponseTimeMaxPowerMax FE Director Write Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one write IO.
powermax_BEDirector_ReadReqsPowerMax BE Director Read ReqsReq per SecA data transfer of a read between the director and the cache.
powermax_BEDirector_WriteReqsPowerMax BE Director Write ReqsReq per SecA data transfer of a write between the cache and the director.
powermax_RDFDirector_ReqsPowerMax RDF Director ReqsReq per SecThe average number of requests performed by the director per second.
powermax_diskGroup_MBsPowerMax Disk Group MBsMBpsThe total IO (reads and writes) per second in MBs.
powermax_FEPort_SpeedGBsPowerMax FE Port Speed GBsGBSpeed GBs
powermax_FEPort_ResponseTimeMaxPowerMax FE Port Response Time MaxmsThe maximum response time for the reads and writes.
powermax_FEPort_ReadResponseTimeMaxPowerMax FE Port Read Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one read IO.
powermax_FEPort_WriteResponseTimeMaxPowerMax FE Port Write Response Time MaxmsThe maximum time it takes to serve one write IO.
powermax_externalDirector_PercentBusyPowerMax External Director Percent Busy%The percent of time that a director is busy.
powermax_externalDirector_IOsPowerMax External Director IOsBytesThe number of IOs performed each second by the director.
powermax_externalDirector_ReqsPowerMax External Director ReqsReq per SecA data transfer between the director and the cache. An IO may require multiple requests depending on IO size, alignment or both
powermax_externalDirector_ReadReqsPowerMax External Director Read ReqsReq per SecA data transfer of a read between the director and the cache.
powermax_externalDirector_WriteReqsPowerMax External Director Write ReqsReq per SecA data transfer of a write between the cache and the director
powermax_externalDirector_SyscallCountPowerMax External Director Sys call CountcountThe total number of calls seen by this director.
powermax_externalDirector_MBReadPowerMax External Director MBReadMBpsThe number of reads per second in MBs.
powermax_externalDirector_MBWrittenPowerMax External Director MBWrittenMBpsThe number of writes per second in MBs.
powermax_externalDirector_MBsPowerMax External Director MBsMBpsThe total IO (reads and writes) per second in MBs.
powermax_externalDirector_PercentNonIOBusyPowerMax External Director Percent Non IO Busy%The percent of time the director was busy with non-IO tasks, such as FAST swaps, Optimizer moves, Snap copies, etc.
powermax_storageContainer_HostIOsPowerMax Storage Container Host IOsBytesThe number of host operations performed each second by the container.
powermax_storageContainer_HostReadsPowerMax Storage Container Host ReadsrpsThe number of host read operations performed each second by the container.
powermax_storageContainer_HostWritesPowerMax Storage Container Host WriteswpsThe number of host write operations performed each second by the container.
powermax_storageContainer_HostHitsPowerMax Storage Container Host HitshpsThe number of host read/write operations performed each second by the group that were immediately satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageContainer_HostMissesPowerMax Storage Container Host MissesmpsThe number of host read/write operations performed each second by the group that could not be satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageContainer_HostMBsPowerMax Storage Container Host MBsMBpsThe total IO (reads and writes) per second in MBs.
powermax_storageContainer_HostMBReadsPowerMax Storage Container Host MB ReadsMBpsThe cumulative number of host MBs read per second by the container.
powermax_storageContainer_HostMBWrittenPowerMax Storage Container Host MB WrittenMBpsThe cumulative number of host MBs written per second by the container.
powermax_storageContainer_BEReqsPowerMax Storage Container BE ReqsReq per SecThe number of read/write requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageContainer_BEReadReqsPowerMax Storage Container BE Read ReqsReq per SecThe number of read requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageContainer_BEWriteReqsPowerMax Storage Container BE Write ReqsReq per SecThe number of write requests each second performed by the disk directors to cache.
powermax_storageContainer_ReadResponseTimePowerMax Storage Container Read Response TimemsThe calculated average read response time.
powermax_storageContainer_WriteResponseTimePowerMax Storage Container Write Response TimemsThe calculated average write response time
powermax_storageContainer_RDFSWriteResponseTimePowerMax Storage Container RDFS Write Response TimemsA summary of the read, write, and average response times for the selected SRDF/S group.
powermax_storageContainer_PercentReadPowerMax Storage Container Percent Read%The percent of IO operations that were reads.
powermax_storageContainer_PercentWritePowerMax Storage Container Percent Write%The percent of IO operations that were writes
powermax_storageContainer_WPCountPowerMax Storage Container WP CountcountThe number of tracks currently in write pending mode for the container.
powermax_storageContainer_PercentHitPowerMax Storage Container Percent Hit%The percent of IO operations that were immediately satisfied from cache.
powermax_storageContainer_PercentMissesPowerMax Storage Container Percent Misses%The percent of IO operations that were misses.
powermax_storageContainer_ResponseTimePowerMax Storage Container Response TimemsThe calculated average response time.
powermax_storageContainer_WritePacedDelayPowerMax Storage Container Write Paced DelaysThe calculated write paced delay
powermax_storageContainer_AvgWritePacedDelayPowerMax Storage Container Avg Write Paced DelaymsThe average write paced delay (ms)
powermax_storageContainer_HostIOLimitPercentTimeExceededPowerMax Storage Container Host IO Limit Percent Time Exceeded%The percent of IOs the FE port is performing on behalf of the specific storage container.
powermax_storageContainer_RDFResponseTimePowerMax Storage Container RDF Response TimemsThe calculated average RDF response time.

Risks, Limitations & Assumptions

  • Application can handle Critical/Recovery failure alert notifications for the below two cases when user enables Notification Alerts in configuration:
    • Connectivity Exception
    • Authentication Exception
  • Application will not send any duplicate/repeat failure alert notification until the already existing critical alert is recovered.
  • Application cannot control monitoring pause/resume actions based on the above alerts.
  • Component level threshold configuration is not possible.
  • Resource level metric threshold customization and frequency setting are not possible.
  • Usability issues in application configuration page while adding/editing.
  • Optional configuration parameters cannot be defined.
  • Application upgrade is manual process without version change.