Amazon FSx

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
Monitored scope is very limited, only Volumes, nothing else is provided via Amazon REST API.

The program uses REST API data from the storage.

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to the Amazon FSx storage on port 443.
    Test if ports are open:
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 443
      Connection to "" on port "443" is ok
  • Login to Amazon FSx system as admin and create user with read-only access for performance monitoring:
    # Create stor2rrd user, enable REST API access
    Cmode::> security login create -username stor2rrd -role vsadmin-readonly -application http -authmethod password
    Cmode::> security login show -user-or-group-name stor2rrd
    User/Group                 Authentication                 Acct   Authentication
    Name           Application Method        Role Name        Locked Method
    -------------- ----------- ------------- ---------------- ------ --------------
    stor2rrd       http        password      readonly         no     none

    Or you can use ONTAP System Manager to do the same:

    ONTAP - create REST API user

  • Make sure that web services are started, again under admin account
    Cmode::> system services web show
      External Web Services: true
                     Status: online
         HTTP Protocol Port: 80
        HTTPS Protocol Port: 443
               HTTP Enabled: true
  • Make sure storage firewall does not filter it:
    Cmode::> firewall policy show -policy mgmt -instance -service http,https
      Vserver Name: Cmode
          Policy: mgmt
         Service: http
      Allowed IPs:
         IPspace: Default
      Vserver Name: Cmode
          Policy: mgmt
         Service: https
      Allowed IPs:
         IPspace: Default
    Cmode::> net int show -vserver Cmode -lif cluster_mgmt
      --> interfaces must have: Firewall Policy: mgmt

STOR2RRD storage configuration

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

  • Add storage into configuration from the UI:
    Settings icon ➡ Storage ➡ New ➡ Vendor:device ➡ Amazon FSx
    Amazon FSx Storage management REST API

  • If you get errors such as "Missing LWP::Protocol::https", "Connection reset by peer" or "500 SSL negotiation failed" then follow this.

  • Make sure 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
  • Test storage connectivity, either from the UI or from the command line:
    $ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd
    $ ./bin/ Amazon-FSx-01
      STORAGE: Amazon-FSx-01 : NetApp
      connection ok
  • Schedule to run storage agent from stor2rrd crontab (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance, it might already exist there)
    $ crontab -l | grep
    Add if it does not exist as above
    $ crontab -e
    # Amazon FSx & NetApp FAS : C-mode, 7-mode, REST API (same code, use it just once)
    0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_netappperf.out 2>&1
    Assure there is already an entry with the UI creation running once an hour in crontab
    $ crontab -e
    # STOR2RRD UI (just ONE entry of must be there)
    5 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.out 2>&1
  • Let run the storage agent for 15 - 20 minutes to get data, then:
    $ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd
    $ ./
  • Go to the web UI: http://<your web server>/stor2rrd/
    Use Ctrl-F5 to refresh the web browser cache.