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Scale Out Network Attached Storage Monitoring

Book Description

Monitoring of your Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) cluster resources is key to ensuring that all components are functioning at their optimum level. There are a variety of tools available to help collect valuable resource configuration, utilization, and performance information as well as capturing growth trends over time.

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to several monitoring tools and how to use them. Scenarios for monitoring the SONAS environment using these tools are provided. The tools documented in this publication are SONAS built-in monitoring, IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, Arxview Data Center Analytics Engine, and the Galileo Suite Storage Monitoring product.

This book is written for anyone who needs to learn how to monitor their Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) resources. It is suitable for IT architects, business partners, IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM sales representatives.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. SONAS monitoring procedures and tools
    1. 1.1 Native SONAS
    2. 1.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    3. 1.3 Galileo
    4. 1.4 Arxview
  5. Chapter 2. Monitoring as a daily administration task
    1. 2.1 Health and system component check
      1. 2.1.1 Health check
      2. 2.1.2 System overview
      3. 2.1.3 Monitoring system details
      4. 2.1.4 Monitoring health from the CLI
    2. 2.2 SONAS log review
      1. 2.2.1 Output from lsaudit command
      2. 2.2.2 Output from the lsjobstatus command
    3. 2.3 Monitoring performance
      1. 2.3.1 Performance monitoring with the SONAS GUI
    4. 2.4 Assessing performance and bottlenecks from the CLI
      1. 2.4.1 lsperfdata
      2. 2.4.2 The top command
      3. 2.4.3 Front-end performance
      4. 2.4.4 Back-end performance
    5. 2.5 Monitoring capacity
      1. 2.5.1 Capacity Utilization view
      2. 2.5.2 Capacity trending over time
    6. 2.6 Monitoring inode use and availability
      1. 2.6.1 GUI
      2. 2.6.2 CLI commands
  6. Chapter 3. Monitoring SONAS with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    1. 3.1 Configuration of SONAS in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 3.1.1 Adding SONAS to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      2. 3.1.2 Storage Resource Agent to collect file system information
      3. 3.1.3 Probing SONAS
      4. 3.1.4 Scanning SONAS
    2. 3.2 SONAS monitoring capabilities of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 3.2.1 Monitoring with the stand-alone GUI
      2. 3.2.2 Web-based GUI monitoring
  7. Chapter 4. Monitoring SONAS with Arxview
    1. 4.1 Arxview introduction
      1. 4.1.1 Arxview data collection services
    2. 4.2 Installation procedure
      1. 4.2.1 Installation requirements
      2. 4.2.2 Required installation information
      3. 4.2.3 Installation process
      4. 4.2.4 System authentication
      5. 4.2.5 Passwordless SSH
    3. 4.3 Reporting with Arxview
      1. 4.3.1 Administration tab
      2. 4.3.2 Summary tab
      3. 4.3.3 Data Center tab
      4. 4.3.4 Shares tab
      5. 4.3.5 Notes tab
      6. 4.3.6 Administration tab additional functions
      7. 4.3.7 Staging lines of business
  8. Chapter 5. Monitoring SONAS with Galileo
    1. 5.1 Monitoring with Galileo
      1. 5.1.1 Galileo highlights
      2. 5.1.2 Galileo workflow
    2. 5.2 Installation
      1. 5.2.1 Galileo agents
      2. 5.2.2 Galileo solution installation and configuration
      3. 5.2.3 Reporting with the Galileo solution
    3. 5.3 Summary
  9. Chapter 6. Deep dive scenarios
    1. 6.1 Data collection
      1. 6.1.1 SONAS GUI
      2. 6.1.2 SONAS CLI
    2. 6.2 Performance issues
      1. 6.2.1 Root cause disk failure
      2. 6.2.2 Capacity exceeded
    3. 6.3 Hardware issues
      1. 6.3.1 Network
      2. 6.3.2 Node failure
      3. 6.3.3 InfiniBand
      4. 6.3.4 Fibre Channel
      5. 6.3.5 Controller
    4. 6.4 Software issues
    5. 6.5 Conclusion
  10. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks publications
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  11. Back cover
  12. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  13. Notices
    1. Trademarks