Monitoring

EMC Unity Monitoring

Introduction to Dell EMC Unity Monitoring

Dell EMC Unity is one of Dell EMC’s midrange storage array product lines. It was designed from the ground up as the next generation midrange unified storage array after the EMC VNX and VNXe series, which evolved out of the EMC Clariion SAN disk array. Using LogicMonitor's EMC Unity package, you can monitor the health of your EMC Unity batteries, cooling fans, disks, memory, SSDs, data pools, and more.

Compatibility

The Dell EMC Unity package is compatible with:

  • EMC Unity Hybrid and All Flash storage arrays
  • 300, 400, 500 and 600 series

As Dell releases newer versions of EMC Unity, LogicMonitor will test and extend coverage as necessary.

Setup Requirements

Credentials

LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the resource. These credentials must belong to a Unisphere REST API user account that has been assigned the following minimum permissions:

Role

Description

Read-only The Unisphere's Management REST API Programmer's Guide defines this role as "operator"

Once a Unisphere REST API user account is established, the following properties must be set on the EMC Unity resource within LogicMonitor. For more information on setting properties, see Device Properties.

Property

Value

uemcli.user Unisphere REST API username
uemcli.pass Unisphere REST API password

API documentation can be found here: Unisphere Management REST API Programmer's Guide

LogicModules in Package

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

Display Name

Type

Description

addCategory_EMCUnity PropertySource Identifies if the host is an EMC Unity host and applies a system category of 'EMCUnity'
EMC_Unity_Info PropertySource Retrieves various bits of metadata from EMC Unity hosts such as name, model, serial number, platform & MAC address.
Unity Batteries DataSource Monitors battery health status.
Unity CIFS Performance DataSource Monitors Unity CIFS global performance metrics such as IOPS, data throughput, latency, connections and open files.
Unity CIFS Servers DataSource Monitors CIFS Server health status.
Unity Datastores DataSource Monitors Unity VMware datastore storage metrics.
Unity Disk Array Enclosure DataSource Monitors the Disk Array Enclosure (DAE) health status, power usage and temperature.
Unity Disk Groups DataSource Monitors Unity disk group storage metrics and inventory.
Unity Disk Processor Enclosure DataSource Monitors the Disk Processor Enclosure (DPE) health status, power usage and temperature.
Unity Disks DataSource Monitors EMC Unity disk performance, capacity and health state.
Unity Ethernet Ports DataSource Monitors Unity ethernet port health state, data throughput and packet transmission.
Unity Fans DataSource Monitors the health and replacement state of the system cooling fans.
Unity FAST Cache DataSource Monitors FAST Cache health status, storage size and disks.
Unity FAST VP DataSource Monitors Unity FAST VP status, relocation rates, relocation data.
Unity Fibre Channel Ports DataSource Monitors the fibre channel port health, data throughput and IOPS.
Unity File Interfaces DataSource Monitors Unity file interface health status.
Unity Filesystems DataSource Monitors Unity file system storage metrics, snapshot storage, data throughput, etc.
Unity Global Performance DataSource Monitors Unity global performance metrics such as storage processor health status, CPU utilization, cache hit/miss and network throughput.
Unity Host Containers DataSource Monitors Unity host container health status.
Unity Host Initiators DataSource Monitors Unity host initiator (Fibre Channel & iSCSI) health status.
Unity Hosts DataSource Monitors the health status of hosts connected to the Unity device.
Unity I/O Modules DataSource Monitors I/O module port health and replacement status.
Unity iSCSI Ports DataSource Monitors iSCSI port operations and data throughput metrics.
Unity Licensing DataSource Monitors Unity license validity and expiration date.
Unity Link Control Cards DataSource Monitors Link Control Card (LCC) port health and replacement status.
Unity LUNs DataSource Monitors Unity LUN health and performance metrics.
Unity Memory Modules DataSource Monitors Unity memory module health and replacement status.
Unity Namespaces DataSource Monitors Unity network namespace data throughput.
Unity NAS Servers DataSource Monitors Unity NAS server health status.
Unity NFS Performance DataSource Monitors Unity NFS global performance metrics such as IOPS, data throughput, latency, threads, etc.
Unity Pools DataSource Monitors Unity data pool health status, storage metrics, snapshot space, metadata, etc.
Unity Pool Units DataSource Monitors Unity pool unit health status and size.
Unity Power Supplies DataSource Monitors Unity power supply health and replacement status.
Unity RAID Groups DataSource Monitors the Unity RAID group health status and size.
Unity Remote Systems DataSource Monitors the health of remote systems connected to the Unity host.
Unity SAS Ports DataSource Monitors Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) port health and replacement status.
Unity Snapshots DataSource Monitors Unity storage resource snapshot state, size, age and time until expiration.
Unity SSDs DataSource Monitors Unity Solid State Drives (SSD) health status.
Unity Storage Resources DataSource Monitors storage resource health state, storage, metadata and snapshot details.
Unity Storage Tiers DataSource Monitors Unity storage tier disk counts, virtual disk count and storage space utilized.
Unity Tree Quotas DataSource Monitors tree quota storage space used and soft/hard limit state.

When setting alert 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 alert thresholds, see Tuning Alert Thresholds for Datapoints.