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Dell EMC VNX series provide file only, block only, and unified (block and file) implementations. All these implementations can be monitored in TrueSight Operations Mgmt / TrueSight Infrastructure Mgmt by the Sentry Software's KMs (EMC Disk Arrays KM for PATROL and Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL).

 

The EMC Disk Arrays KM leverages a standalone SMI-S provider to collect block information (SAN monitoring) and the SMI-S provider embedded within the Control Station to collect file information (NAS monitoring). Depending on the version of the standalone EMC SMI-S provider, you may have to use both Hardware Sentry KM and EMC Disk Arrays KM to fully monitor your Dell EMC VNX Storage Systems:

 

Monitoring Scenarios

Requirements

Sentry’s
  KMs

Metrics
  Collected

NAS monitoring only

SMI-S Provider embedded within Control Station enabled

EMC Disk Arrays KM

Hardware and storage metrics

SAN monitoring only

If using EMC SMI-S Agent v4.6

EMC Disk Arrays KM

Hardware and storage metrics

If not using, EMC SMI-S Agent v4.6,use EMC Navisphere CLI

Hardware Sentry KM

Hardware metrics only

Both SAN and NAS monitoring

NAS monitoring: SMI-S Provider embedded within Control Station enabled

SAN monitoring: EMC SMI-S Agent v4.6

EMC Disk Arrays KM for PATROL

Hardware and storage metrics

NAS monitoring: SMI-S Provider embedded within Control Station enabled

EMC Disk Arrays KM for PATROL

NAS monitoring: Hardware and storage metrics

SAN monitoring: If not using, EMC SMI-S Agent v4.6, use EMC NaviSphere CLI

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL

SAN monitoring: Hardware metrics only

 

For more details about the configurations you may encounter and the monitoring environment you need to configure to properly monitor your Dell EMC VNX disk arrays, please refer to the KB article Monitoring VNX Disk Arrays published on Sentry's Website.