07. 08. 2012 Juergen Vigna Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye, Uncategorized

How to monitor IBM storage

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.

If you need any additional information you can contact me directly through  the blog. I will try to to reply as soon as possible. 😉

 

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.

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Juergen Vigna

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.

4 Replies to “How to monitor IBM storage”

  1. raef says:

    Hi
    Is there an easy way to monitor replication progress on v7k?

    1. Juergen Vigna says:

      Yes this is possible over the lsrcrelationship function of the plugin.

  2. Jason Baker says:

    Juergen,

    Could you send me a copy of this script? We are trying to find a way to monitor our V7k’s in our factory environment because we are having some latency issues. I find the web monitor to be unsatisfactory when it comes to getting raw values. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

    Jason

    1. Juergen Vigna says:

      Hi Jason,

      you may download the Plugin from the Download section of the NetEye Blog.

      Cheers,

      Jürgen

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