Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) Monitoring

With Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) probe, you can monitor the storage space provision, free and used.
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With Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) probe, you can monitor the storage space provision, free and used.
This article contains the following topics:
Prerequisite
Before you create a profile or customize the schema, ensure that RESTMon 1.38 probe is running in your environment. For more information about the restmon probe prerequisites, see RESTful API Monitoring.
Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Schema and Template
Download the schema
ecs_schema.json
from the CA Support site and customize. Upload the custom schema from the
Operator Console
,
Settings
,
RESTMon configuration
. After you upload the schema, it gets converted into a template and you can create profiles from the USM
Monitoring
tab. Follow the instructions here to customize the schema and view the template in USM
Monitoring
tab: RESTful API Monitoring.
Create Profiles and Monitor Technologies Using Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) Probe
To start monitoring the technology using the Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) probe, create a profile from the
Monitoring
tab in USM
and then enable or disable the required metrics to collect the required data.
Follow these steps:
  1. As a Tenant Administrator, log into USM and navigate to
    Groups
    ,
    Operating System
    .
  2. Select and expand the robot hosting the restmon probe and navigate to the
    Monitoring
    tab.
  3. Click on the setup available for the remote Elastic Cloud Storage Cluster:
    Setup ecs
    For custom schemas, the template name is taken from the friendly name that you define while uploading the schema in Operator Console.
    ecs_profile_creation_upload.png
  4. Navigate to the required sub-profile and activate or deactivate the required metrics.
    ecs_selecting_metrics_upload.png
    If you want to configure alarm thresholds from the metrics selection page, configure the
    policy_mode_enabled
    parameter in the MCS configuration file and set the value as
    false
    . Once you set the parameter, the following section appears for metrics and alarms configuration:
    Metric Collection and Alarm Definition
    . For more information about configuring alarm thresholds, see Configuring Alarm Thresholds in MCS. Alternatively, you can create alarm policies and can configure thresholds from the Operator Console. For more information about creating alarm policies, see Manage Alarms with Centralized Alarm Policies.
  5. Navigate to the
    Inventory
    , search for the hostname that you defined while creating the profile, and then click on the
    Metrics
    tab
    to view the metrics collection and to view alarms, click
    Alarms
    tab.
    Metrics view
    ecs_metrics_collection_upload.png
    For more information about metrics, see Elastic Cloud Storage Metrics.
    Alarms view
    ecs_alams_view_upload.png
(For UIM 20.3.1 or later) You can configure the MCS profile configuration in 3 approaches using the Operator Console UI:
  • By selecting any device in the Inventory view.
    Both bus and account contact users with the OC Monitoring Configuration Service ACL permissions can configure the MCS profiles using this approach.
  • By selecting any group in the Groups view.
    Both bus and account contact users with the OC Monitoring Configuration Service ACL permission can configure the MCS profiles using this approach.
  • By using the Remote and Cloud Monitoring in the Setup wizard.
    Only bus users with the OC Monitoring Configuration Service ACL permission can configure the MCS profiles using this approach.
Follow these steps:
  1. In Operator Console (OC), hover the cursor over the pop-up menu on the left side of the page, click the Inventory view and select a device.
  2. Click the
    Monitoring config
    icon on the right side of the page.
OR
  1. In Operator Console (OC), hover the cursor over the pop-up menu on the left side of the page, click the Group view, expand an OC group and select a device or click the OC group.
    The OC group can be one of the predefined OC groups (for example, the Unix and Windows groups) or a group you created that has one device.
  2. Click the
    Monitoring config
    icon (gear icon) available on the right side of the page.
  3. Click the '
    +
    '  icon to create a new MCS profile.
  4. Choose the ECS Monitoring profile type name.
    If templates are not available, verify that the probe is in the archive and
    vs2010sp1_vcredist_x64
    and
    vs2010sp1_vcredist_x86
    packages v1.01 or later are deployed.
OR
  1. In Operator Console (OC), hover the cursor over the pop-up menu on the left side of the page, click the Setup wizard and select Remote And Cloud.
  2. Click the
    + ADD
    icon to add the monitoring profile for the ECS Monitoring in the
    Setup Infrastructure Monitoring
    .
  3. Create a profile for a specific host.
  4. Configure the profile.
  5. Configure the metrics the probe generates.
  6. Create the configuration profile.