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NetApp Operations Manager

Updated: June 16, 2017

If you have many NetApp filers in your environment, using NetApp Operations Manager can be a convenient way to add the Filers to SRM Profiler. Operations Manager can discover NetApp filers and collect data on the Filers it manages.

Operations Manager and DFM Server are used synonymously in SRM Profiler.

After the NetApp filers are added, you can easily configure SRM Profiler to query the NetApp filers directly through the All Devices page or through the NetApp filer Policy Configuration page. See Configuring NetApp filer for more information.

Adding your NetApp filers using NetApp Operations Manager is a two-step process.

Step 1: Adding and configuring your NetApp Operations Manager to SRM Profiler.

Step 2: Selecting which NetApp filers to monitor and assign them to a SRM Profiler proxy agent for data collection.

Discovery can take a few minutes in large environments.

Before you begin

Obtain the following information before you begin adding NetApp Operations Manager to SRM Profiler.

  • DFM Server IP address
  • DFM Server User Name and Password with GlobalFullControl privileges
  • Ensure that the NetApp filers are accessible to DFM Server via http or https

Adding NetApp Operations Manager

  1. When adding a device, choose NetApp Operations Manager from the Choose your Array Type menu. Click OK.
  2. Fill in the fields In the Create New Device for Agent: NetApp Operations Manager window.
  3. Select Agent: Select a SRM Profiler proxy agent to monitor this device.
  4. Device Display Name: Enter the name you want displayed for this resource.
  5. DFM Server IP Address: Enter the IP address of your array.
  6. Click Next.

Configuring NetApp Operations Manager

Provide the appropriate information about the array you want to monitor. If you are unsure about a value, do not change the default value.

  • Status: Select On
  • User Name: Enter the DFM User Name.
  • Password: Enter the DFM Password.
  • Transport Type: Choose HTTP or HTTPS.
  • Discovery Frequency: Choose the discovery frequency.
  • Advanced Fields: The Operations Manager Port and Data Window Size are advanced configuration fields.
  • Click Save to save the configuration and push it to the SRM Profiler proxy agent to begin monitoring the array.

Assigning NetApp filers

To Assign NetApp filers to the SRM Profiler proxy agent, go to Settings > NetApp Operations Manager > Assign NetApp Filers page.

  • Select the DFM Server
  • Select the NetApp filers from "Available" box. You can select more than one by holding the Control Key while making your selections.
  • Select the SRM Profiler proxy agent.
  • Click on the down arrow; this will move the NetApp filers down to the "Selected" box.
  • Click Save. When you save the change, a push will be scheduled immediately to update the SRM Profiler proxy agent(s) with the changes.

Removing NetApp filers

  • Select the NetApp filers from the "Selected" box. You can select more than one by holding the Control Key while making your selections.
  • Click on the up arrow; this will move the NetApp filers up to the "Available" box.
  • Click Save. When you save the change, a push will be scheduled immediately to update the SRM Profiler proxy agent(s) with the changes.

Additional information

Versions/Models

All

Features

Asset
Storage
Performance

Requires SRM Profiler agent?

No

Prerequisites

  • IP Address of NetApp head/cluster node
  • Define user account on NetApp. Minimum access - a role with access to execute specific API calls. List available upon request. Usually provided just the root login
  • Add SRM Profiler proxy agent to list of trusted hosts on the NetApp storage system
  • ONTAP 7.3.x: Turn off API XML validation on each NetApp filer (FAQ-132)
  • For ONTAP 8.1
  • 7 Mode is required
  • Clustered Mode is not supported

Credentials

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

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

  • 80 (HTTP)/443 (HTTPS) on NetApp head/cluster node
  • Any available for CIFS/NFS

Communication

  • See the SRM Profiler Ports section.
  • Can be HTTP/HTTPS between SRM Profiler and the NetApp head/cluster node

Data Classification

  • CIFS Shares require a SRM Profiler Windows Agent and domain account to access the shares being analyzed
  • NFS Shares require a SRM Profiler UNIX Agent and root access to shares being analyzed.
  • Occurs via SRM Profiler proxy agent

Requires SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Windows or Linux

 
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