Dell PowerVault ME4 Monitoring

LogicMonitor’s Dell PowerVault ME4 monitoring package leverages the Dell EMC REST API to monitor the health and performance metrics of the PowerVault ME4 Storage Area Network. LogicMonitor also alerts on the status and health information gathered from the REST API.

Compatibility

As Dell releases newer versions of PowerVault ME4 API, LogicMonitor will test and extend coverage as necessary.

Setup Requirements

Add Resources into Monitoring

Add your Dell PowerVault ME4 hosts into monitoring. For more information on adding resources into monitoring, see Adding Devices.

Obtain Credentials

LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the PowerVault ME4 resource’s data. The credentials must have at least a read-only access to the API.

Assign Properties to Resources

The following custom properties must be set on the Dell PowerVault ME4 resource within LogicMonitor. For more information on setting properties, see Resource and Instance Properties.

PropertyValue
powervault.userREST API username
powervault.passREST API password

Import LogicModules

From the LogicMonitor public repository, import all Dell PowerVault ME4 LogicModules, which are listed in the LogicModules in Package section of this support article. If these LogicModules are already present, ensure you have the most recent versions. Data collection will automatically start after all the LogicModules are imported.

Troubleshooting

The modules in this package are designed with a debug mode embedded in the data collection scripts. If issues occur, turn on debug mode by setting the variable debug to “true” to get more information in the output when testing the script in the Collector Debug Facility. For more information on testing scripts in the Collector Debug Facility, see Script Troubleshooting.

Migration from Legacy LogicModules

If you are currently monitoring Dell PowerVault ME4 controller ports, updating from version 1.0 to version 1.1 will cause data loss to Compact Flash and Controller Expander instances.

LogicModules in Package

LogicMonitor’s package for Dell PowerVault ME4 consists of the following LogicModules. For full coverage, please ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.

Display NameTypeDescription
addCategory_DellEMC_PowerVaultME4PropertySourceChecks to see if the Storage Area Network is a Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 device. Requires “powervault.user” and “powervault.pass” to be set on the device to access PowerVault ME4 API.
PowerVault VolumesDataSourceDetailed performance statistics of the PowerVault ME4 SAN storage volumes. Returns details about Cache Hits and Misses, Page Allocations, Storage Tier usage, Destages, and general performance metrics.
PowerVault Virtual DisksDataSourcePerformance and health metrics about Virtual Disks on the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault PoolsDataSourcePool statistics about pool health, pages, capacity and storage usage on the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault PSUsDataSourcePower Supply health information for the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault Host PortsDataSourcePerformance metrics collected from the PowerVault ME4 SAN controller network interfaces. These include latency, queue depth, interface throughput, sent and received data, and IOPS.
PowerVault FansDataSourceFan Health and RPM information for the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault EnclosuresDataSourceEnclosure health, and power usage for the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault DrawersDataSourceDrawer health for the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault DisksDataSourceDetailed disks overview of the PowerVault ME4 SAN’s HDD/SSD drives. These include disk throughput, bytes read and written, IOPS, queue depth, power on hours, SSD life, disk temperature and more.
PowerVault Disk GroupsDataSourceDisk group metrics on the PowerVault ME4 SAN allows to easily see the disk group usage percentages, actively running jobs such as disk scrubbing, number of blocks, bytes, and performance metrics.
PowerVault ControllersDataSourcePerformance metrics directly from the PowerVault ME4 controllers, including CPU utilization, throughput, IOPS, cache hits and misses, redundancy, health and much more.
PowerVault Controller PortsDataSourceHealth and Status for the Ethernet and Fiber data ports on the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault Controller ExpandersDataSourceHealth and Status for the Controller Expanders on the PowerVault ME4 SAN.
PowerVault Controller Compact FlashDataSourceHealth and Status for the Compact Flash on the PowerVault ME4 SAN.

When setting static datapoint thresholds on the various metrics tracked by this package’s DataSources, LogicMonitor follows the technology owner’s best practice KPI recommendations. If necessary, we encourage you to adjust these predefined thresholds to meet the unique needs of your environment. For more information on tuning datapoint thresholds, see Tuning Static Thresholds for Datapoints.

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