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monitor SAN space info

is it possible to use vcops 5.7 to connect to and monitor underlying space info (used or free) in Equallogic or compellent SAN's?  not all our storage is presented to VC so it can be hard to figure out what's really available across multiple DC's

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I don't believe there is a OOTB solution from 5.7 for Equallogic, however there is something offered by partners for Compellent in the way of a management pack on the solutions exchange:

https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/dell-compellent-solution-pack-for-vmware-vcenter-...

If you upgrade to vC Ops 5.8, you'd be able to use the new management pack for storage devices. It uses standardize protocols to interface with the SAN, which include CIM, SMI-S, & VASA. See that MP here:

https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/management-pack-for-storage-devices

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I don't believe there is a OOTB solution from 5.7 for Equallogic, however there is something offered by partners for Compellent in the way of a management pack on the solutions exchange:

https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/dell-compellent-solution-pack-for-vmware-vcenter-...

If you upgrade to vC Ops 5.8, you'd be able to use the new management pack for storage devices. It uses standardize protocols to interface with the SAN, which include CIM, SMI-S, & VASA. See that MP here:

https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/management-pack-for-storage-devices

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hank-ger
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If you need more Dashboard excamples take a look at this site: http://velemental.com/2012/06/26/vmware-vcops-data-visualization-at-scale/

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Hi,

I'm OO0 today with limited access to my emails and will be back tomorrow Tuesday 21rst January.

If this is urgent, you can reach me on my mobile.

Thank you,

Best Regards,

Alexis

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knight77
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Thanks, I am updating to 5.8 now!

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@mark.j Mark, I added in the Compellent management pack from the solutions exchange, its not bad but is causing performance issues on our Compellent Enterprise manager server.  We need to schedule and plan to upgrade the server, but it will take several weeks to do.  I want to stop using the add-in until them, but cant find a good way to disable it. When I try deleting the Compellent adapter instance I get a warning about there being 880 slaves, and querying weather I want to proceed.  I tried deleting the credentials vcops uses to access compellent, but I cant because ethey are in use.  we don't want to delete the account on in the compellent manager as it will cause logging errors. I also found this which we are not keen on doing. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=203392... Do you know of another way of removing and adapter instance?

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Stop the adapter from collecting. View the adapter in the environment overview, click the adapter, and stop collection. This will stop the adapter from polling the data source.

You can also just change the credentials for the 3rd party adapter on the vC Ops side.

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