Fujitsu ETERNUS DX/AF storage installation

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

The product uses ETERNUS CLI interface natively provided by the storage to get all necessary data (ssh access).
Supported are DX500 S4/DX600 S4, DX500 S3/ DX600 S3, DX8700 S3/DX8900 S3 and newer only.
Monitoring of ETERNUS Unified file data is not implemented yet.
Storage firmwares V11L30-0000+ API has new syntax for getting volumes stats, for STOR2RRD v2.71 and olders use hotfixes mentioned here

Storage connectivity

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

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to the storage both MNT interfaces on port 22 through your network.
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 22
      Connection to "" on port "22" is ok
  • Create ssh-keys on STOR2RRD host under stor2rrd user if do not exist yet.
    It should already exist on the Virtual Appliance, skip it there.
    $ ls -l ~/.ssh/
    $ ssh-keygen -t rsa -N ""
      Generating public/private rsa key pair.
      Enter file in which to save the key (/home/stor2rrd/.ssh/id_rsa):
    $ ls -l ~/.ssh/
      -rw-r--r-- 1 stor2rrd stor2rrd 382 Jun  1 12:47 /home/stor2rrd/.ssh/
  • Convert ssh-keys into IETF format.
    Storage import utility expects ssh-keys in IETF format.
    Keys in usual *.pub format will be accepted but access will not work!
    $ ssh-keygen -e -f ~/.ssh/ >
    $ ls -l
      -rw-r--r-- 1 stor2rrd stor2rrd 507 Jan  8 08:43
  • Create user stor2rrd on the storage with monitor role and authorized via ssh-key.
    System ➡ User Setting ➡ Setup User Account ➡ Add
    Fujitsu ETERNUS monitoring setup user add

    Fujitsu ETERNUS monitoring setup user show

  • Assure that performance monitoring collection is enabled on the storage and historical collection is set to 300 secs.
    It must be set to 300 seconds to work correctly!
    System ➡ Utility ➡ Start/Stop Perfmon ➡ Select 300 ➡ Apply
    Fujitsu ETERNUS monitoring setup

    Note: this setting is reset (disabled) after each storage reboot at least with firmware release we have tested it.
    It means that you have to enable performance monitoring and set interval after each storage reboot.

STOR2RRD storage configuration

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

  • STOR2RRD v2.60+:
    Add storage into configuration from the UI:
    Settings icon ➡ Storage ➡ New ➡ Vendor:device ➡ Fujitsu ETERNUS
    Storage management

  • STOR2RRD v2.50 and olders:
    • Uncomment (remove the hash) example line and adjust it:
      $ vi /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/etc/storage-list.cfg
      # Fujitsu ETERNUS
      # Storage Alias:ETERNUS:Controller_A IP address or hostname:Controller_B IP address or hostname:storage user:VOLUME_AGG_DATA_LIM:VOLUME_AGG_IO_LIM:SAMPLE_RATE_MINS
      Above shows the storage with IP's, which will be visible in the UI as eternus-alias01
      You can use either MNT interfaces or even RMT, it will work with all.

    • 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/ eternus-alias01
        STORAGE: eternus-alias01 : ETERNUS  
        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
    # Fujitsu ETERNUS
    0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_eternusperf.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.