EMC Avamar Monitoring

Last updated on 17 March, 2023


Dell EMC Avamar is a data backup and recovery system, providing full daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops. Using LogicMonitor’s EMC Avamar package, you can monitor client backup activities, checkpoints, client dataset configurations, and more.

Setup Requirements


The Management Console Command Line Interface (MCCLI) must be installed on the Collector host in order to connect to the Dell EMC Avamar server. See the
Dell EMC Avamar Management Console Command Line Interface
(MCCLI) Guide
for the system requirements that must be met by the Collector host.


LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the resource. These credentials must belong to a Dell EMC Avamar system user account (must be a local account, an LDAP account cannot be used) that has been assigned the following minimum permissions:



Read-only The Dell EMC Avamar Administration Guide defines this role as “operator

Once a user account is established, the following properties must be set on the EMC Avamar resource within LogicMonitor. For more information on setting properties, see Resource and Instance Properties.



avamar.user Avamar MCCLI username
avamar.pass Avamar MCCLI password

LogicModules in Package

LogicMonitor’s out-of-the-box package for Dell EMC Avamar contains the following LogicModules. Please ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.

Display Name



addCategory_EMC_Avamar PropertySource Identifies if the host is an EMC Avamar device and sets system category of ‘EMC_Avamar’ and which version of MCCLI is currently installed on the Linux Collector.
Avamar Checkpoints DataSource Checkpoints are system-wide backups that are taken for the purpose of assisting with disaster recovery.
Avamar Client Backups DataSource Monitors all Avamar client backup activities.
Avamar Data Domains DataSource Monitors Data Domain system backup status and performance metrics.
Avamar Datasets DataSource Monitors Avamar client dataset configurations.
Avamar Groups DataSource Monitors Avamar group enabled state.
Avamar Server Garbage Collection DataSource Monitors the server garbage collection status and performance metrics.
Avamar Server Nodes DataSource Monitors individual Avamar node performance metrics.
Avamar Servers DataSource Monitors the Avamar server global services and resource utilization metrics.
Avamar Troubleshooter DataSource Assists in ensuring the Avamar host is configured appropriately.

When setting static datapoint thresholds on the various metrics tracked by this integration package, 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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