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INFINIDAT Infinibox installation


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In case of usage of Virtual Appliance
  • Use local account lpar2rrd for hosting of STOR2RRD on the virtual appliance
  • Use /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd as the product home
It is already implemented but not released yet. Expected release in STOR2RRD v2.15 is Jan 2018.
Anyone willing to beta test it? Contact us at support@stor2rrd.com.
You can already find Infinibox on our demo site.

The product uses REST API interface natively provided by the storage to get all necessary data.

Storage connectivity

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to the storage on port 443 (https).
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/conntest.pl 192.168.1.1 443
      Connection to "192.168.1.1" on port "443" is ok
    
  • Create user stor2rrd on the storage with read_only role.

STOR2RRD storage configuration

  • All actions below under stor2rrd user (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance)

  • Uncomment (remove the hash) example line and adjust it:
    $ vi /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/etc/storage-list.cfg
    
    #
    # INFINIDAT Infinibox
    #
    # Storage Alias:INFINIBOX:IP or hostname:storage user:encrypted password:VOLUME_AGG_DATA_LIM:VOLUME_AGG_IO_LIM:SAMPLE_RATE_MINS
    # to encrypt password use: perl ./bin/spasswd.pl
    #Infinibox_alias01:INFINIBOX:infinibox_host.example.com:stor2rrd:KT4mXVI9N0BUPjZdVQo=:1024:10:
    #Infinibox_alias01:INFINIBOX:infinibox_host.example.com:stor2rrd:KT4mXVI9N0BUPjZdVQo=
    
    Infinibox_alias01:INFINIBOX:192.168.1.1:stor2rrd:KT4mXVI9N0BUPjZdVQo=
    
    
    Above shows the storage with IP 192.168.1.1 which will be visible in the GUI as Infinibox_alias01

    Use encrypted password in storage line above, encrypt it like this:
    $ perl bin/spasswd.pl 
    
      Encode password for storage authentication:
      -------------------------------------------
      Enter password: 
      Re-enter password: 
    
      Copy the following string to the password field of the corresponding line in etc/storage-list.cfg:
    
      KT4mXVI9N0BUPjZdVQo= 
    
  • Assure you have enough of disk space on the filesystem where is STOR2RRD installed
    Roughly you might count 2 - 30 GB per a storage (it depends on number of volumes, 30GB for 5000 volumes)
    $ df -g /home   # AIX
    $ df -h /home   # Linux
    
  • Check storage connectivity
    $ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd
    $ ./bin/config_check.sh Infinibox_alias01
      =====================
      STORAGE: Infinibox_alias01 : INFINIBOX
      =====================
      connection ok
    
    If you get an errors like "Missing LWP::Protocol::https", "Connection reset by peer" or "500 SSL negotiation failed" then follow this.

  • Schedule to run storage agent from stor2rrd crontab (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance, it might already exist there)
    $ crontab -e
    
    # Infinibox Storage agent
    0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_infiniboxperf.sh > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_infiniboxperf.out 2>&1
    
    Assure there is already an entry with the GUI creation running once an hour in crontab
    $ crontab -e
    
    # STOR2RRD GUI (just ONE entry of load.sh must be there)
    5 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.sh > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.out 2>&1
    
  • Let run the storage agent for 15 - 20 minutes to get data, then:
    $ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd
    $ ./load.sh
    
  • Go to the web GUI: http://<your web server>/stor2rrd/
    Use Ctrl-F5 to refresh the web browser cache.

 

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