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    The Storage views enable you to view and manage the capacity of the major storage platforms. These views present key capacity metrics and charts for the storage systems, storage pools, volumes, hosts, filers and shares present in your environment.

    You can use these views to know how much capacity has been allocated and consumed, identify possible risks of saturation and oversubscription, and determine top-consumers.  

     

    Warning

     The capacity consumed by the virtual machines cannot be represented by the Storage views since the datastores' logical assembly is not visible.

     

     

    Overview

     The Storage views leverage the storage connectors to collect all the metrics required for:

    • allocating storage capacity to new servers
    • analyzing storage capacity utilization
    • keeping an eye on over-subscribed thin pools
    • planning for additional storage capacity
    • reclaiming unused storage capacity
    • reporting the capacity consumed per host
    • reporting the capacity consumed per share
    • generating reports

    Certified data sources

    The certified data sources for these views are as follows:

    • Storage – Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager Extractor
    • Storage – EMC SMI-S Agent Extractor
    • Storage – EMC XtremIO Management Server Extractor
    • Storage – Hitachi Device Manager Extractor
    • Storage – HP 3PAR Extractor
    • Storage – IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent Extractor
    • Storage – IBM XiV Extractor
    • Storage – NetApp Data ONTAP Extractor

    Depending on the storage systems that compose your datacenter, you will have to configure and run one or several of these ETL modules to import data into the view. For more information, see:  

    Data visibility

    The views display data for:

    • hosts
    • storage systems
    • storage filers
    • storage pools
    • storage volumes
    • storage shares

    Using the views