If you need to monitor a Dell EMC Storage XtremIO unit, then I have the right solution for you. Not long ago, I wrote an XtremIO storage tracking plug-in that can execute the following activities:

  • XTREMIO_CTRL_Status: monitors the controllers and the hardware status
  • XTREMIO_DPG_Status: controls the DPG groups from the storage array
  • XTREMIO_Storage_Efficiency: verifies and displays the actual XtremeIO “deduplication and compression” efficiency
  • XTREMIO_Storage_Space: checks the available storage space

But how does it work?

Here’s the link to get the XtremIO monitoring plug-in . The monitoring procedure works using the XtremeIO EMC’s REST API. All you need is to create a new user, which you can do by creating a username and password via the Web-Frontend. The archive contains the plug-in, a PHP file for pnp4nagios, and a service profile for Monarch (NetEye Monitoring Configuration Frontend).

If you use NetEye, then it will be quite simple to implement this solution. You just need to:

  1. Copy the plug-in file (check_xtremio) into the directory /usr/lib/nagios/plugins of NetEye Servers
  2. . The Profile files are downloadable from the link on the Blog and have to be unzipped on your PC and then uploaded from there with the “Upload” button on the Monarch > “Profiles” > “profile Importer” form. The files are in XML format.

By following the steps above you can add the following service checks:

  • XTREMIO_Cluster1_Dedup_Ratio: controls the Cluster1 LUN deduplication
  • XTREMIO_CTRL_Status: checks the controllers’ status
  • XTREMIO_DPG_Status: monitors the Data Protection groups’ status
  • XTREMIO_Storage_Efficiency: checks the data storage compression and deduplication efficiency
  • XTREMIO_Storage_Space: verifies the storage level

There are also other useful commands:

  • Registering and monitoring a specific API value:
    /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_xtremio -H <host> -U <user> -P <password> -T command -K types/clusters/1 -f dedup-ratio -t dedup-ratio-text
  • Controller state
    /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/local/check_xtremio -H <host> -U <user> -P <password> -T ctrlstate
  • Storage space usage: (Warning on 95% and Critical on 98%)
    /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_xtremio -H <host> -U <user> -P <password> -T storage-space -w 95 -c 98

By installing this plug-in you can get your XtremIO Storage completely under control.

Juergen Vigna

Juergen Vigna

NetEye Solution Architect at Würth Phoenix
I have over 20 years of experience in the IT branch. After first experiences in the field of software development for public transport companies, I finally decided to join the young and growing team of Würth Phoenix. Initially, I was responsible for the internal Linux/Unix infrastructure and the management of CVS software. Afterwards, my main challenge was to establish the meanwhile well-known IT System Management Solution WÜRTHPHOENIX NetEye. As a Product Manager I started building NetEye from scratch, analyzing existing open source models, extending and finally joining them into one single powerful solution. After that, my job turned into a passion: Constant developments, customer installations and support became a matter of personal. Today I use my knowledge as a NetEye Senior Consultant as well as NetEye Solution Architect at Würth Phoenix.
Juergen Vigna
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