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Nimble Storage

Overview​

HPE Nimble Storage is a predictive flash storage technology developed by Nimble Storage that was based in San Jose, California founded in early 2008. Nimble Storage produced hardware and software products for data storage, specifically data storage arrays that use the iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols and includes data backup and data protection features. Nimble is a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Plugin-Pack assets​

Monitored Objects​

  • Nimble Flash Arrays

Available services​

The current version of the Nimble SNMP Plugin-Pack can monitor the following services:

  • Global-Stats
  • Volumes

Collected metrics​

The following metrics are collected by the Centreon Nimble SNMP Plugin:

Metric nameDescriptionUnit
volume.space.usage.bytesPer volume space usage (in Bytes)Bytes

Prerequisites​

Nimble SNMP Configuration​

Enable SNMP on the Nimble device following the official HPE documentation: https://infosight.hpe.com/InfoSight/media/cms/active/public/pubs_GUI_Administration_Guide_NOS_50x.whz/qzz1501525219979

Installation​

  1. Install the Centreon Plugin package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Nimble Flash Arrays:
yum install centreon-plugin-Hardware-Storage-Nimble-Snmp
  1. On the centreon Web interface, install the Netdata RestAPI Centreon Plugin-Pack on the "Configuration > Plugin Packs > Manager" page

Configuration​

  • Log into Centreon and add new host through "Configuration > Hosts".
  • Fill SNMP community and SNMP version fields
  • Apply the template HW-Storage-Nimble-SNMP to the Host

If you're using the version 3 of the SNMP protocol, select the related SNMP version in the Host configuration form and set the SNMP v3 specific settings in the SNMPEXTRAOPTIONS Macro:

MandatoryNameDescription
SNMPEXTRAOPTIONSExtra options SNMP

FAQ​

Why do I get the following error message:​

UNKNOWN: SNMP GET Request : Timeout​

This message generally means that you are not using the right SNMP version or community. It could also indicate that a third-party device like a firewall is blocking the SNMP UDP/161 request.

UNKNOWN: SNMP GET Request : Cant get a single value.​

This error message often refers to the following issues:

  • the Nimble device doesn't support the MIB used by the plugin
  • the targeted SNMP OID cannot be fetched because of insufficient privileges on the device