The Storage All-in-One ETL relies on the EMC SMI-S provider to collect capacity information about the Dell EMC VMAX systems. Refer to the table below to know which version of the EMC SMI-S provider should be used.
EMC Disk Arrays
|EMC Hardware||Supported versions of the EMC SMI-S Provider|
|VMAX (10K, 20K, 40K series)|
|VMAX3 (100K, 200K, 400K series)|
Before configuring the Storage All-in-One ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization, you must ensure that the following requirements are met.
- TrueSight Capacity Optimization version must be supported by the ETL
- The Operating System must support a 64-bit version of Linux or Solaris
- The SCHEDULER_HEAP_SIZE environment variable must be set to the following heap size: 2048m.
EMC SMI-S Provider
Before configuring the Storage All-in-One ETL to collect EMC VMAX metrics, you must ensure that the following requirements are met:
- (Recommended) Use the SMI-S provider pre-installed in the Management Console. No further action is required.
- (Alternate option) Install EMC SMI-S Provider on a different system. In this case, version 8.0.3 or higher is required.
To manage EMC VMAX systems, the EMC SMI-S Provider requires at least one LUN to be mounted from each array to manage. These special LUNs are called "gatekeepers" and are used for the communication between the Symmetrix array and the SMI-S Provider (which does not have an IP address). EMC recommends having between 4 and 6 gatekeeper LUNs for each managed array. Increasing the number of gatekeepers dramatically improves the performance of the EMC SMI-S Provider.