Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Storage Resource Monitor

Configure your storage arrays for SRM

The SolarWinds Orion Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) makes use of several communication methods to retrieve information from supported arrays.

SMI-S

Storage Management Initiative Specification

SNMP

Simple Network Protocol

XMS

XtremIO Management Server

API

Application program interface

In order for a storage array to communicate with SRM, it is sometimes necessary for a provider to be installed. Depending on the vendor and the array model, the provider may be part of the management software provided with the array (Type 1 below) or a separate software application hosted from a server external to the array (Type 2) . In some cases the provider is already embedded on the storage array (Type 3). The following graphic demonstrates these three cases: