The Storage Devices solution provides you with a complete view of your entire storage topology from your host, through your storage network, and out to the storage array. With this solution, you can use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor and troubleshoot capacity and performance problems on different components of your storage area network.

This solution has the following features:

Provides an end-to-end view of topology, statistics, and events at every affected level of the storage area network.

Enables a vSphere administrator working with a virtual environment to isolate problems caused by elements in the physical storage stack, such as the Host Bus Adapter (HBA), storage switches, and array. The vSphere admin uses this information to handoff the problem to the domain admin for further analysis.

Captures and analyzes information for throughput and latency on the HBA and mount objects. Captures throughput on the switch ports.

Captures IOPS and queue depth at the HBA and switch ports for read and write components.

Discovers the storage switches and applies the credentials required to collect data from the objects in the storage network. It uses the Common Information Model (CIM) to exchange information with objects managed by the following management systems:

Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

Brocade Network Advisor (BNA)