Central storage supplies business-critical applications with data around the clock. In order to maintain production, regular expansions and changes are required. The storage vendor regularly updates its solutions as technological developments take place, like new OS versions. In some periods, this may result in a large number of changes, which then raises the question for IT administrators as to whether the monitoring of the complex storage system is still working perfectly. For example: How is the cache behaving? How close are the CPUs to full capacity? All components must be fine-tuned in order to communicate with one another.
Every storage system is configured individually and therefore it is not easy to find the appropriate monitoring tool which provides the exact relevant data for evaluating the performance of your environment.
To monitor the entire storage system, HealthTracker offers professional plugins that are tailored to NetApp. They are based on Nagios open-source software and on their derivatives, such as Icinga, check-MK, op5 or watchbox. These platforms are already used by many businesses to monitor IT infrastructure. All functions are professionally developed, tested and continuously expanded, based on years of experience with NetApp systems. Plugins are also available for other storage manufacturers, such as DELL/EMC, Veritas and Brocade, which permits professional integration of heterogeneous storage environments into a central monitoring system, including regular maintenance.
You can adapt the solution individually to the size of your business or storage. The degree of detail can be freely selected in the five variants: Basic – Advanced – Performance – MetroCluster – Complete. We would be happy to send information about this on request.
HealthTracker plugins include: cache, hardware, management, network, performance, snapshot, storage and status information. Long-term measurements record trends so you are also better able to assess the future need for expansion.
Buffer Cache, FlashCache and FlexCache
High-level overview for decision-makers
Broken disks, temperature, cooling-devices, power-supplies, NVRAM
Available space for aggregates, volumes and quotas
Stats per interface (ifnet): Bytes and packets read and sent, errors per second, multicasts, collisions
Global system-status, cluster-status, status from iSCSI-adapters (online/offline), RAID-status of aggregates and volumes
Operations per second (HTTP, CIFS, ...), transfer-rate (network, disks, ...), utilization in % (processor, disk), performance per volume (latency, IOPS)
Verfügbare Snapshot Kapazität und Transfer-Errors von SnapMirrors und SnapVaults, Ausnutzung der SnapReserve – Überwachung der Snapshots nach Name, Alter und Aktualität
Available snap-size and transfer-errors from SnapMirrors and SnapVaults, utilization of the SnapReserve – additional monitoring of Snapshots by name, age and whether they are up to date or not.
We offer you a 30 day fully functional trial period so that you can test how HealthTracker works and to experience its benefits. If you have any questions, our experts will be available to you during the trial phase.
The license price depends on the NetApp model series. The only aspect determining the price in each case is the largest model; all other systems are included without limitation.
The licence is a subscription service with monthly payments. This includes bug fixes, functional expansions and adaptations following system modifications by NetApp/ONTAP and by other vendors.