MacroSAN 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
It is not released yet (expected release Q2 2021).
It is already implemented, ready for testing.
If you want to try it let us know via

STOR2RRD obtains all data through SSH and FTP.

Storage connectivity

  • Allow access from the STOR2RRD host on ports 22 (SSH) and FTP (20,21).
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 20 
      Connection to "" on port "20" is ok
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 21 
      Connection to "" on port "21" is ok
    $ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/ 22 
      Connection to "" on port "22" is ok
  • Storage user:

  • Storage user access, select one authorisation method:

STOR2RRD storage configuration

    Add storage into configuration from the UI:
    Settings icon ➡ Storage ➡ New ➡ Vendor:device ➡ MacroSAN
    Storage management

  • 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
  • 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
    # MacroSAN
    0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/ > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_macrosanperf.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.