What is storage monitoring?
Storage monitoring is the process of monitoring the different metrics of storage devices in a network including CPU, memory, disk, and volume so that they always have the required space and are up and available. It is important to obtain complete visibility into the device environment in real time so admins can diagnose and fix performance issues quickly.
Performance analysis for your storage devices
Keep track of key storage metrics and ensure proper capacity planning for your storage environment. Here's a list of some of the metrics Site24x7 provides:
- Total disk count: The total number of disks on the system.
- Active disk count: The number of disks that are currently active, including parity disks.
- Failed disk count: The number of disks that are currently broken.
- Disk read and write bytes: The total number of bytes read and written from the disk since the last boot.
- iSCSI read and write bytes: The total number of bytes read and written via internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI) since the last boot.
- FCP read and write bytes: The total number of bytes read and written via fiber channel protocol (FCP) since the last boot.
- iSCSI operations: The total number of iSCSI operations handled since the last boot.
- FCP operations: The total number of FCP operations handled since the last boot.
- Volume (available in bytes): The total free disk space in kilobytes on the referenced file system.
- Battery status: The indication of the current status of the non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) batteries.
- Cache age: The age in minutes of the oldest read-only blocks in the buffer cache.
Out-of-the-box support for different vendors
Site24x7 provides multiple device templates to monitor SNMP storage devices from most vendors in the market.
|Redundant array of independent disks (RAID)||NetApp Storage, Accordance, Infortrend, Hitachi Lightning, EqualLogi, Fujitsu, Promise VTrak, Fibrenetix, EMC, HP, PureStorage, IBM, SUN, HDS, Huawei, Dell, HPE, and Hitachi|
|Network-attached storage (NAS)||NetApp, Synology, QNAP, and HP|
|Tape library||ADIC, ATL Quantum, StorageTek, Overland, HP, Qualstar, IBM, SpectraLogic, and SUN|
|Storage area network (SAN) switch||Cisco MDS and SNIA FCMGMT|