Cohesity DataProtect monitoring

In case you are using Virtual Appliance
  • STOR2RRD is installed under local user "lpar2rrd" on the virtual appliance
  • STOR2RRD product home is /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd

It is being beta tested. Expected release Q2 2023.
Anyone willing to beta test it? Contact us at

STOR2RRD collects preformance and configuration data from Cohesity using REST API.

Storage connectivity

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to Cohesity’s nodes on port 443
            $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 443
              TCP connection to "" on port "443" is ok
  • Create a new user for STOR2RRD with the Viewer role
    • Login to Cohesity GUI
    • Go to Settings -> Access management
    • Add Local User and assign “Viewer”
      Cohesity Storage management

  • STOR2RRD storage configuration

      Add storage device to configuration in the UI:
      Settings icon ➡ Storage ➡ New ➡ Vendor:device ➡ Cohesity : Cohesity DataProtect
      Cohesity Storage management

      Use Cohesity Cluster loadbalancing FQDN in STOR2RRD device configuration

    • Ensure you have enough disk space on the filesystem where STOR2RRD is installed
      You will need approximately 2 - 30 GB per storage system (it depends on the number of volumes - 30GB will cover 5000 volumes)
      $ df -g /home   # AIX
      $ df -h /home   # Linux
    • Schedule the storage agent in stor2rrd crontab (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance)
      Check there is no entry for Cohesity yet
      $ crontab -l | grep
      Add an entry if it doesn't exist
      $ crontab -e
      # Cohesity  
      0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_cohesityperf.out 2>&1
    • Ensure there is an entry to build STOR2RRD UI every hour in the crontab
      $ crontab -e
      # STOR2RRD UI (just ONE entry of must be there)
      5 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.out 2>&1
    • Let the storage agent run for 15 - 20 minutes to collect 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.