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Monitoring storage subsystems with Hitachi Device Manager

Hitachi Device Manager (HDvM) can be used to monitor Hitachi storage subsystems attached to NAS servers managed by a NAS Manager. This functionality is enabled using NAS Manager to configure a connection from the NAS Manager to the HDvM server, and then using the HDvM GUI to configure HDvM to display information about the Hitachi storage subsystems attached to the servers managed by the NAS Manager. For information about configuring or using the Hitachi Device Manager, refer to your Hitachi Command Suite documentation.

After an HDvM server has been specified, the NAS Manager provides HDvM with information about the system drives (SDs) on the Hitachi storage subsystems attached to the NAS servers.

Managing HDvM server connections

To define the Hitachi storage subsystems about which the NAS Manager provides information to HDvM, you specify which servers are connected to those storage subsystems. You can specify which HDvM servers are provided with information, and you can control which NAS servers are included in the information provided to each HDvM server. This section covers specifying which HDvM servers the NAS Manager provides with information, and defining the connection details for HDvM servers.
NoteHDvM is provided with information about all SDs on Hitachi storage subsystems attached to a NAS server if the NAS Manager can collect this information from the NAS servers.

To display HDvM servers that have been specified, and to see the NAS servers for which the NAS Manager is providing SD-related information to an HDvM server:

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Home Storage Management Hitachi Device Managers to display the Hitachi Device Managers page.

    • If one or more HDvM servers have been specified, a list of defined HDvM servers displays the host name or IP address of each HDvM server and the date and time the last update was provided to that HDvM server. Click details to display the Device Manager details page that includes information about the HDvM server connection, and which servers are monitored by HDvM.
    • If an HDvM server has not yet been specified, the Hitachi Device Managers list is empty.

Connecting the NAS Manager to an HDvM server

Specifying connection details allows the NAS Manager to communicate with the HDvM server and send information to HDvM.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Home Storage Management Hitachi Device Managers to display the Hitachi Device Managers page.

  2. Click add to display the Add Device Manager page.

  3. Specify HDvM server host name or IP address, valid HDvM user account name and password, and port for communicating with the HDvM server.

  4. From the Available Servers list, select the servers with Hitachi storage subsystems to be monitored through HDvM.

  5. Click OK to update the NAS Manager's list of connections.

    NoteThe NAS Manager sends information about Hitachi storage subsystems attached to the NAS servers to HDvM at 3:00 AM every morning.
  6. Using the Hitachi Device Manager's GUI, add the storage subsystems attached to the NAS servers managed by the NAS Manager to the list of managed storage subsystems.

    For information about configuring or using Hitachi Device Manager, refer to your Hitachi Command Suite documentation.

Changing HDvM server connection details

Changing connection details allows the you to control the information the NAS Manager sends to HDvM. You can specify which HDvM server the NAS Manager connects to, and you can define which NAS servers are included in the information sent to HDvM.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Home Storage Management Hitachi Device Managers to display the Hitachi Device Managers page.

  2. Click details to display the Device Manager details page.

  3. Modify the HDvM server host name or IP address, valid HDvM user account name and password, and port for communicating with the HDvM server, as needed.

  4. From the Available Servers list, select the servers with Hitachi storage subsystems to be monitored through HDvM, and add to the Selected Servers list.

    NoteIf you remove a managed server from the managed servers list after it has been monitored through HDvM, you must also manually remove it from the Host list in the HDvM GUI
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

    NoteChanges to the HDvM server connection details are effective immediately, but changes to which NAS servers are to be monitored become effective the next time information is sent to HDvM. (At 3:00 AM the next morning.)

Removing HDvM server connections

  1. Navigate to Home Storage Management Hitachi Device Managers to display the Hitachi Device Managers page.

  2. Select the check box next to the HDvM server connection you want to remove, and click remove to delete the connection.