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Dell Compellent

Updated: June 16, 2017

Find the information you need to add your EMC array to SRM Profiler. Below are details about what you need before you begin, instructions on using the Add a Device Wizard, and guidance for resolving the troubleshooting messages you might encounter.

Before you begin

  • The SMI-S provider for the Dell Compellent array is contained in the Enterprise Manager as illustrated in the diagram below. Before SRM Profiler can monitor you Dell Compellent array, the SMI-S provider must be set up either during the Enterprise Manager installation or at a later time through the Enterprise Manager interface.

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  • The Troubleshooting the Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager section contains frequently asked questions and guidance on configuring the Dell Compellent provider. Or contact your Dell Compellent vendor for SMI-S provider support.
  • The Create a local user account section provides guidance on creating a user account in the Enterprise Manager.
  • Before adding your Dell Compellent array to SRM Profiler, you must collect the information listed in the table below.

Provider IP address

IP Address/Hostname of the Dell Compellent Storage Center

Provider Admin Username

The Administrator Username for the provider IP

Provider Admin Password

The Administrator Password for the provider IP.

Dell Compellent does not allow special characters in the password.

Add the array

Use the Add a Device wizard to add your Dell Compellent array to SRM Profiler

SRM Profiler provides no mapping between block storage and file systems.

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device wizard

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device Wizard provides details and guidance about the error messages you might encounter.

Manual configuration

Use the manual configuration if you must specify parameters that are not available from the Add a Device Wizard.

  1. In step 1 of the Add a Device Wizard, choose Dell Compellent.
  2. From the Add a Device – Dell Compellent window, click the Manual Configuration link.
  3. In the Create New Device for Agent: Storage Array window, provide the following information:
    1. Server IP Address:, From the drop down menu, select the SRM Profiler agent you want to monitor your array.
    2. Device Display Name: Enter a meaningful name for your array.
    3. Storage Array Type: Set to Storage Array Dell Compellent.
    4. Active: Keep this box checked. Clearing this check box stops data collection for your array.
    5. Click Next.
  4. In the Configure Device window, provide the values for the following fields.
  • Status: Select On.
  • User Name: Enter the user name used to access the provider.
  • Password: Enter the password used to access the provider.
  • Provider IP Address: Enter the IP address of the provider.
  • Storage Center: Enter the IP address of the Dell Compellent.

Other parameters are editable from this window. Make changes only if you are sure of the parameter value, otherwise leave the default value.

  1. Click Test to test the connectivity between the agent and the array's SMI-S provider. You must enter the username, password, and provider IP before you can test the connection.
  2. Click Save to save the configuration and push it to the agent to begin monitoring the array.

Additional information

Versions/Models

Storage Center 6.0

Features

Asset

Storage

Performance

Requires SRM Profiler agent?

No agent installed on array

Prerequisites

  • IP Address/Hostname of the Dell Compellent Storage Center
  • Username and Password of Provider IP
  • Provider CIMOM Name space & Vendor Name space (e.g)/root/pg_interop

All these info automatically obtained using 5.3.0's Add a Device option.

Credentials

Account and passwords are stored in SRM Profiler database and configuration files on SRM Profiler proxy agent using custom encryption

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

Configurable: 5988 (HTTP) or 5989 (HTTPS) used by Dell Compellent provider.

Communication

Can be HTTP/HTTPS between SRM Profiler proxy agent and Dell Compellent provider.

You can verify the connection of provider through your TestProvider Tool[Administrator mode] and execute the following commands to get the testprovideroutput file.

  1. Command: ein / ClassName:CIM_StatisticsCollection
  2. Command: ein / ClassName:CIM_HostedCollection
  3. Command: ein / ClassName:CIM_StoragePool
  4. Command: ein / ClassName:CIM_StorageVolume

Requires a SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Windows or Linux

 
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