You configured an adapter instance of the Management Pack for Storage Devices solution with credentials for a vCenter Server host and at least one CIM fabric switch. Now you want to verify that your adapter instance can retrieve information from objects in the host, switch, and array domains of your environment.

Object Types that the Storage Devices Adapter Discovers

Object Type

Description

Active Zone Set

A collection of all active zones in the storage network.

Fabric

In the Brocade storage network, fabric is a collection of interconnected switches. There is typically a one-to-one relationship between the fabric and the SAN.

In the Cisco storage network, fabric is a virtual SAN which is collection of one or more logical switches. There is typically a one-to-many relationship between the SAN and the fabric.

Fabric CIM Server

CIM server that manages the switches. It provides the username, password and URL information that the Storage Devices adapter uses to discover storage network objects such as fabric, switches, and switch ports.

Host Adapter

The Fibre Channel (FC) or Fibre channel over Ethernet (FcoE) host adapters in the host system.

Logical Switch

A logical switch abstraction for the Cisco storage network. It is a collection of one or more switch ports that are accessible to one other.

Mount

A storage LUN abstraction that is available on the host system.

No Existing Object Container

A container that includes all the objects that are no longer discovered in the storage devices topology.

SAN (Storage Area Network)

In the Brocade storage network, the SAN is a collection of fabrics. There is typically a one-to-one relationship between the SAN and the fabrics.

In the Cisco storage network, the SAN is a collection of one or more Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSAN).

Storage Array

The storage array registered to the VASA provider in the vCenter for the adapter instance.

Storage Devices Instance

The Storage Devices adapter instance.

Storage LUN

The storage LUN of a storage array.

Storage Processor

The storage controller on the storage array.

Switch

The switch on the storage network that connects the host to the storage array.

Switch Port

The port on a switch.

Target Port

The target port of a storage array.

Zone

A collection of target ports or host adapters in the storage network.

1

In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click the Administration tab and click Environment Overview.

2

In the list of tags, expand Adapter Instances and expand Storage Devices Instance.

3

Select the adapter instance name to display the list of objects discovered by your adapter instance.

4

Slide the display bar to the right to view the object status.

Object Status

Description

Collection State

If green, the object is connected.

Collection Status

If green, the adapter is retrieving data from the object.

5

Deselect the adapter instance name and expand the Object Types tag.

Each Object Type name appears with the number of objects of that type in your environment.

6

Verify that you have at least one object in each of the network areas that the Storage Devices adapter discovers.

If objects are missing or not transmitting data, you might need to investigate further.

If an object is not connected or not transmitting data, search for the object and check for related alerts.

If the adapter does not discover at least one object on the host system, in the storage network, and in the storage array, verify that your environment is configured properly. Common configuration problems such as invalid credentials, Fabric CIM servers not reachable, or VASA providers not registered in the vCenter Server instance are raised as alerts for the Storage Devices adapter instance.