A customer has recently required to monitor their IBM Storewize V7000. The control of the SAN IBM was crucial for the company as these systems were in failover with critical data replication. It was frequently happening that the replication process was interrupted and till now no solutions were implemented to send prompt notifications in case of anomalies.
What I have done to satisfy their requirement was simply to download the plugin check_ibm_v7000.sh from nagios exchange and obviously I made some changes on the code to let it perfectly work in their environment . Now the plugin connects via ssh on the storage and performs some checks on the hardware status of the system.
After implementing these controls, I have also configured an event handler that in case of a critical alarm tries to automatically restart the system. In addition to the approach of automation was also decided to set up a specific command on the Action Launchpad of NetEye that allows the users to restart the IBM Storewize V7000 on demand. In this way I was able to solve their problem by successfully monitoring their SAN IBM.
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