Storage Device node

The model of a storage entity consists of a central Storage System node, and associated Storage pools, Storage volumes, Storage processors, Front end FC ports, and Storage connections. Directly discovered storage entities also have a Storage Device node. The Storage Device node can be regarded in much the same way as the SI representing the storage management software. They are the trigger for the discovery of the storage entity rather than an integral component.

Creation/update

A Storage Device node is created or updated when a storage device is discovered either through discovery of the WBEM/SMI-S provider in the storage chassis, or a NetApp device is discovered using SNMP.

Removal

The removal of a Storage Device node is governed by aging in the same way as Host nodes.

When a Storage Device node is removed, all of the nodes it contains are removed. This is Containment Removal, see Containment Removal.

Storage Device node attributes

The attributes of a Storage Device node are as described in the following table:

UI Name
Attribute Name and Type

Description

Model
model string

Model of device.

Vendor
vendor string

Vendor of device.

Serial Number
serial string

Serial.

Name
name string

Name of device.

World Wide Node Name
wwnn string

World Wide Node Name.

System Name
sysname string

System name.

System Object ID
sysobjectid string

System object id.

Capability IDs
_capability_ids _list:int

Capability type ids of device.

Capability
capability_types list:string

Capability types of device.

Type
type string

Type of device.

Firmware Version
firmware_version string

Firmware version.

Testing Status
testing_status string

Device testing status.

OS Type
os_type string

Operating system type.

OS Class
os_class string

Operating system class.

OS Version
os_version string

Operating system version.

OS Vendor
os_vendor string

Operating system vendor.

Not displayed in UI
__all_ip_addrs list:string

Internal attribute to aid searching Devices by IP address.

Not displayed in UI
__all_dns_names list:string

Internal attribute to aid searching Devices by name.

Not displayed in UI
age_count int

The number of consecutive successful (positive) or failed (negative) accesses, from any endpoint.

Not displayed in UI
last_update_success date

The time at which a scan was last successfully associated with this device.

Not displayed in UI
last_update_failure date

The time at which a scan associated with this device failed.

Last successful CMDB sync
last_cmdb_sync_success date

The time at which this device was last successfully synchronized into the CMDB.

Last failed CMDB sync
last_cmdb_sync_failure date

The time at which an attempt to synchronize this device into the CMDB failed.

CMDB sync duration
last_cmdb_sync_duration float

The time in seconds spent performing the last CMDB synchronization of this device.

CMDB CI count
last_cmdb_sync_ci_count int

The number of CIs corresponding to this device at the last CMDB synchronization.

CMDB Relationship count
last_cmdb_sync_rel_count int

The number of relationships between CIs corresponding to this device at the last CMDB synchronization.

Cluster
cluster : boolean

Flag to indicate if this is a Cluster.

Key
key string

Globally unique key.

Name
name string

Primary name.

Short Name
short_name string

Short name.

Description
description string

Description of the element.

URL
url string

URL for information about the element.

Business Continuity Critical
business_continuity_critical boolean

If true, element is critical to operation of the business.

Supported by 3rd Party
third_party_support boolean

True if the element is supported by a third party.

Synonyms
synonyms list:string

Other names for the element.

Not displayed in UI
last_access_response string

Response from last attempt to access StorageDevice.

Not displayed in UI
no_response_count int

Number of no responses since last success.

Not displayed in UI
access_failure_count int

Number of access failures since last success.

Not displayed in UI
new_endpoint_identity_count int

Number of access where endpoint reports different device.

Storage Device node relationships

The relationships of a Storage Device node are as described in the following table:

UI name

Relationship

Description

Discovery Access

StorageDevice:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Associate:
DiscoveryAccess

DiscoveryAccess for this device.

Discovery Access Failure

StorageDevice:
InferredElement:
AccessFailure:
DiscoveryAccess:
DiscoveryAccess

The failed access for an endpoint.

Discovery Access Optimization

StorageDevice:
InferredElement:
AccessOptimization:
DiscoveryAccess:
DiscoveryAccess

The optimized access for an endpoint.

Not displayed in UI

StorageDevice:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Primary:
DeviceInfo

DeviceInfo of this device.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
NetworkDevice

Previous Network Device Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
NetworkDevice

Next Network Device Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Host

Previous Host Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Host

Next Host Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Mainframe

Previous Mainframe Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Mainframe

Next Mainframe Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Printer

Previous Printer Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Printer

Next Printer Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
SNMPManagedDevice

Previous SNMP Managed Device Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
SNMPManagedDevice

Next SNMP Managed Device Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
ManagementController}}

Previous Management Controller Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
ManagementController

Next Management Controller Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

StorageDevice:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
StorageDevice

Previous Storage Device Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

StorageDevice:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
StorageDevice

Next Storage Device Identity.

Chosen Endpoint

StorageDevice:
Device:
ChosenEndpoint:
Endpoint:
Endpoint

Endpoint used to discover this device.

Network Interfaces

StorageDevice:
DeviceWithInterface:
DeviceInterface:
InterfaceOfDevice:
NetworkInterface

Network interfaces of this device.

IPv4 Addresses

StorageDevice:
DeviceWithAddress:
DeviceAddress:
IPv4Address:
IPAddress

IPv4 addresses of this device.

IPv6 Addresses

StorageDevice:
DeviceWithAddress:
DeviceAddress:
IPv6Address:
IPAddress

IPv6 addresses of this device.

Storage System

StorageDevice:
Manager:
Management:
ManagedElement:
StorageSystem

Storage system on this device.

Not displayed in UI

StorageDevice:
AttachmentContainer:
Attachment:
Attachment:
Attachment

A file attached to this element.

Status

StorageDevice:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
LifecycleStatus

The lifecycle status of this element.

Recovery Time

StorageDevice:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
RecoveryTime

The recovery time specified for this element.

Family

StorageDevice:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
Family

Family of this element.

Organizational Unit

StorageDevice:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
Owner:
OrganisationalUnit

The Organizational Unit that this element belongs to.

Location

StorageDevice:
ElementInLocation:
Location:
Location:
Location

Location of this element.

Support Manager

StorageDevice:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
SupportOwner:
Person

The person or owner responsible for the support of this element.

Business Owner

StorageDevice:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
BusinessOwner:
Person

The person or owner responsible for this element from a business perspective.

IT Owner

StorageDevice:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
ITOwner:
Person

The person or owner responsible for this element from an IT perspective.

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