Inspur storage monitoring

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
Applay this fix if you are on STOR2RRD v2.81 and older.

Create a user on the storage for download of perf data

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to the storage on port 22 (ssh).
    Test if port is open:
    $ 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.
    Type enter instead of passphrase
    # su - stor2rrd # (use lpar2rrd user on the Appliance)
    $ 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/
  • Copy ssh-key into the storage under storage superuser
    In case of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified use one of "Control Enclosure" IPs (definitely not "File Module" IP).
    $ scp ~/.ssh/ superuser@[inspur control enclosure IP]:/tmp/123tmp
  • Create new user "stor2rrd" on the storage (lpar2rrd in case of Virtual Appliance)
    Storage firmware 8+: use "Restricted Administrator" role
    $ ssh superuser@[inspur control enclosure IP address] "svctask mkuser -name stor2rrd -usergrp RestrictedAdmin -keyfile /tmp/123tmp"  
    Older firmwares: use "Administrator" role.
    It is the lowest role which allows retrieve of statistics data from the storage. Read this for explanation.
    $ ssh superuser@[inspur control enclosure IP address] "svctask mkuser -name stor2rrd -usergrp Administrator -keyfile /tmp/123tmp"  
  • If stor2rrd user already exists on the storage then assign him new ssh-keys:
    $ ssh superuser@[inspur control enclosure IP address] "svctask chuser -keyfile /tmp/123tmp stor2rrd"
  • Check if that works:
    $ ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa stor2rrd@[inspur control enclosure IP address] "svcinfo lssystem"
      id 00000100C0906BAA
      name SVC
      location local

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 ➡ IBM Storwize / SVC / FlashSystem
    Storage management

  • 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/ 
      STORAGE: storwize01: SWIZ
      ssh -o ConnectTimeout=15 -i /home/stor2rrd/.ssh/id_rsa  stor2rrd@ "lscurrentuser"
      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  
    # IBM Storwize/SVC storage agent
    0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_svcperf.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.