Documentation forStorage Resource Monitor

Monitor hardware health for SRM

With the release of SRM 6.4, SolarWinds introduced hardware health monitoring for selected arrays, giving you immediate insight into hardware issues in your storage environment. Monitoring hardware health on storage arrays gives access to the status and values of onboard sensors. In addition to displaying this data on the Hardware Health page for the array, you can set thresholds to use in monitoring and alerts.

Hardware health data is collected when the storage array is polled for statistics/performance data. By default this is every 15 minutes, although this can be amended for individual devices.

SRM hardware health metrics

The hardware health metrics available for monitoring an array depend on the vendor and model.

This table assumes that the latest firmware is installed on the array. Status monitoring may vary on older versions.
The table shows only sensors that provide statuses; some sensors, such as SpCards and Storage Controllers, are present in hardware health but they are only used to aggregate sensors.

For SRM 2020.2.1, hardware health data is available for the following arrays and sensors:

Array Sensors
Dell Compellent Cache cards, Disks, Fans (value), FC ports, iSCSI ports, I/O modules, Power supplies, SAS ports, Temperature (value), Voltage (value)
Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Fans (value), Temperature (value), Power supplies

EMC Data Domain

Batteries (value), Disk temperature (value), Fans, Power supplies, SCSI Target Ports, Temperature (value)

EMC Isilon Batteries, Disks, Fans (value), Ethernet ports, FC ports, Power supplies, Temperature (value)
EMC Unity Batteries, Disks, Ethernet ports, Fans, Fiber Channel ports, Link control cards, Memory, Power consumption (value), Power supplies, SAS ports, SSDs, Temperature (value)
EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash Family (HYPERMAX OS) Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, I/O Modules Memory, Ports, Power Supplies

EMC VNX NAS Gateway / Celerra

Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, Ports

EMC VNX / CLARiiON

Batteries, Disks, Fans, Management Controllers, Ports, Power Supplies

EMC Symmetrix VMAX / VMAXe / DMX-4

Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, I/O Modules, Memory, Ports, Power Supplies

HPE 3PAR* Adapter cards, Batteries, CPU, Disks, Fans, Memory, Network port, Power Supply, SFP
Huawei Oceanstor Batteries, Disks, Fans, FC port, Ethernet port, Front-end FC port
IBM SVC / V9000 / V7000 / V5000 / V3700 Ports

IBM XIV

Ports

Infinidat InfiniBox

Disks, Ethernet ports, Fiber Channel ports, HBA (Adapter), Infiniband ports, Power supply, Switches, UPS (Batteries)
Kaminario K2 Adapter, Batteries, Disks, Ports, Power Supply
NetApp Cluster Mode** Batteries, Disks, Fans (value), FC ports, Power supplies, SAS ports, Temperature
NetApp 7-Mode Disks (value), Shelf, FC ports, iSCSI ports

Nimble Storage

Controllers, Disks, Ethernet ports, Fans, Fiber Channel ports, Power supplies, SAS ports

* To enable HPE 3PAR arrays for hardware health monitoring, see Enable HPE 3PAR array for hardware health monitoring.

** To enable NetApp cluster Mode arrays for hardware health monitoring, see What NetApp Cluster Mode permissions are required by Storage Resource Monitor?

SRM hardware health widgets

If you have an array for which hardware health monitoring is enabled, the Hardware Health Overview widget is available. In addition, a hardware health tab is available to display the Hardware Details, Current Hardware Health, and Hardware Health widgets.

The tab is not displayed for arrays that do not currently support hardware health monitoring.

Hardware Health Overview

Shows the number of storage arrays and nodes that have hardware heath monitoring enabled, by status. Click on the icon to list the devices with this status.

Hardware Details

Lists hardware details such as status, manufacturer, model and last polling time for the selected array.
Current Hardware Health

Lists the sensors enabled for the selected array, showing status and current value if applicable.

Click Manage Sensors to open the Enable hardware health monitoring for SRM page.

Hardware Health Shows a performance chart for each sensor over a selected period.