Monitoring HP StorageWorks MSA2000/P2000 with Hardware Sentry

How to configure the Hardware Monitoring solution to monitor the health and detect hardware failures in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 systems.

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This article explains how to set up the monitoring of HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 systems in TrueSight. MSA2000 and P2000 storage systems are often used in direct attach or small SAN environments.


Supported Platforms

All versions of HP StorageWorks MSA2000 / P2000.

Instrumentation Requirements

The solution will use the SSH protocol to connect directly to the HP MSA Management Card of the HP StorageWorks MSA2000 or P2000 system. To configure your monitoring solution, you will need network access to the storage system and credentials to connect to the HP MSA Management Card through SSH.

Configuring Hardware Sentry KM

  1. In TrueSight, configure the monitoring of your HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 system:
  • Under the Device Information section:

    • Enter an Internal ID

    • Enter the IP Address of the disk array’s management card

    • From the Device Type pull-down list, select Storage (Array, Switch, Library).

      Configuring the monitoring of your HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 system

  • Scroll-down to the SSH section:

    • Enable SSH

    • Enter the Username and Password to be used.

    • (UNIX/Linux only) In the Sudo Options section:

      • Check the Use When root Privileges are Needed option to use the “sudo” utility in order to execute external commands as “root” on UNIX/Linux platforms.
      • Enter the Sudo Command Line to execute.

      Enabling SSH

  • Under the Device Advanced Settings section:

    • From the Connector Selection drop-down list, select Use Specified Connectors.

    • In the Connector File Names field, enter MS_HW_HPDotHill.hdf.

      Specifying the connector the used

  • Click OK.

  1. Click OK and Save.
We recommend setting the polling interval for all MSA Disk arrays to at least 15 minutes to prevent the management card from being overloaded.

Monitored Objects and Parameters

Discovered Objects

  • Enclosure model (MS_HW_ENCLOSURE)
  • Blades (MS_HW_BLADE)
  • Fans (MS_HW_FAN)
  • Logical disks, RAIDs (MS_HW_LOGICALDISK)
  • Network cards, FC ports (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Other devices (MS_HW_OTHERDEVICE)
  • Physical disks (MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK)
  • Power supplies (MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY)
  • Temperature sensors (MS_HW_TEMPERATURE)
  • Voltage sensors (MS_HW_VOLTAGE)

Collected Parameters

  • MS_HW_BLADE / Status
  • MS_HW_FAN / Status
  • MS_HW_LOGICALDISK / Unallocated Space
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / Link Status
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / Link Speed
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / Status
  • MS_HW_TEMPERATURE / Temperature
  • MS_HW_VOLTAGE / Status
  • MS_HW_VOLTAGE / Voltage