Monitoring InfiniBox systems

InfiniBox 5.x systems can be monitored from InfiniMetrics versions 4.3.1 and above.

InfiniBox 6.x systems can be monitored from InfiniMetrics versions 5.3 and above.

Viewing the monitored entities

When monitoring InfiniBox 4.x systems using InfiniMetrics 5.x or above, there is no need to select which entities to monitor. InfiniMetrics monitors all of the InfiniBox entities that are mapped to a host (or a cluster). 

Viewing systems monitored by InfiniMetrics

InfiniMetrics main screen

The main screen of InfiniMetrics displays the monitored systems along with a summary of their key metrics. The total number of monitored systems and the number of system alerts are displayed at the top of the screen.
The following information is accumulative for all of the systems: number of monitored systems, system capacity (physical allocated, physical free, virtual allocated, virtual free).

The following information is displayed for each of the systems:

  • System name - the name of the system and its type
  • InfiniBox model
  • Serial number - the system serial number
  • InfiniBox software version
  • Performance - throughput and OPS for SAN and NAS
  • Physical capacity - total and free capacity
  • Virtual capacity - total and free capacity

Whenever InfiniMetrics cannot connect to a system, an alert is displayed on the screen.

Adding a system

To monitor your systems, simply add them to the InfiniMetrics dashboard:

  1. On the InfiniMetrics dashboard, click Add System.
  2. Provide the system URL, and the credentials of an InfiniBox READ_ONLY user.
    The system is added to the InfiniMetrics dashboard.

Viewing the Monitored Systems

Upon adding a system, all of the system entities are automatically monitored as follows:

  • Hosts, clusters, pools, volumes and filesystems are added within 2 minutes from creation
    • Only mapped volumes and exported filesystems are monitored
  • The entities are monitored in 10 seconds intervals

Monitoring an entity

Use the menu on the left side of the InfiniMetrics screen to select an entity. For example, to view a replica:

  1. Select Replication from the menu.
    The Replication screen opens, displaying the replicas for this InfiniBox systems. The replicas are sorted by Replication Links.

Searching for an entity

  • On the entity screen (in this example, the Volumes screen), search for a volume by its name.
  • Additionally, you can filter the volume's list by pool.

Aggregated view

  1. Select several entities (for example, several volumes).
  2. Click Aggregate
    The volumes' performance indicators are displayed together. 

Annotating a chart

You can add annotations to any point-in-time to any of the graphs. The annotations can be searched, thus enhancing the way to generate meaningful knowledge out of the raw data.
InfiniMetrics automatically annotates for important system events.

Adding an annotation

  1. Right-click any point-in-time on the graph and select Add Annotation from the pop-up menu.

    The Add Annotation screen opens.
  2. Add a description. Select where the annotation will be displayed (the default is everywhere – that is all of the graphs of this system).
    Select a marker style (the default value is green).
  3. Click Save.

Viewing the annotation

  • Mouse-over the annotation mark on the graph.
    The annotation description pops up.

Searching for an annotation

  1. Right-click anywhere on the graph and select Find Annotation from the pop-up menu.

    The Find Annotation screen opens. 
  2. You can either browse for an annotation – they are sorted by time stamp – or search for one.

    Note that manually inserted annotations are colored green, and system events are colored blue.
  3. Click View to see the annotation on the graph.

Enhanced Latency graph for SAN entities

When looking at the SAN entities graphs of an InfiniBox system, the Latency graph is renamed as Total Latency graph. This graph allows you to select between two graphs:

  • SAN total latency by I/O type
  • SAN internal latency vs. total latency 

The graphs, and the way the latency is monitored, are discussed here: How latency is monitored.

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Last edited: 2022-08-06 08:18:24 UTC