Monitoring NetApp E Series Storage Devices using Monitoring Studio KM

How to monitor E-Series storage devices with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.

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This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor some important components of a NetApp E Series storage device by accessing its REST API.

Important Note:This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of a NetApp E Series storage device. It is provided as an example and can be used as a working base for advanced monitoring. No support will be provided for this pre-built configuration. Should you need further assistance to customize it, please contact our Professional Services team.

Monitored Parameters

The pre-built configuration collects the following metrics:

Metrics collected for NetApp E Series Storage Devices

  • Controllers
    • Controller Attributes
      • Active State
      • Error Mode
      • Operational Status
    • Drive Interfaces SAS
      • Degraded
      • Operational
      • State
    • Ethernet Interfaces
      • Link Status
      • Speed
    • Fibre Interfaces
      • Health
      • Link Status
  • Drives
    • Current Temperature
    • Degraded Channels
    • Online
    • Raw Capacity
    • Removed
    • State
    • Usable Capacity
  • Storage Pools
    • Accessible
    • Free Space
    • Online
    • State
    • Total Raided Space
    • Used Capacity
  • Storage System
    • Drive Count
    • Free Space
    • Hot Spare
    • State
    • Used Capacity
  • Volumes
    • Capacity
    • Online
    • Saturation
    • State

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration


Before using the pre-built configuration, make sure that:


  1. Download the configuration file, unzip and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent is installed and loaded with the Monitoring Studio KM.

  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration…

    Importing the pre-built configuration

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved and select the NetApp E Series configuration file.

    Selecting the configuration file to import

  4. Set the SYSTEMID group constant and click Next

    Setting the group constant

  5. Monitoring Studio indicates the number of hosts found in the configuration file that require specific information before being imported. You can click the Hosts button to view the list. Click Next.

    Verifying the Host information

  6. Provide the hostname or IP address of the NetApp E Series Storage Device to be monitored and click Next.

    Providing the hostname or IP address of the NetApp E Series Storage Device to be monitored

  7. Specify the credentials to access the NetApp E Series Storage Device REST API and click Next.

    Providing the credentials to access to the NetApp E Series storage device to be monitored

  8. Review the Import Summary and click Next.

    Reviewing the import summary

  9. Click Finish.

Note: Thresholds are not set by default. We recommend you set them according to your specific requirements.

Learn More

To learn more about the Monitors used in this configuration template, please refer to the Specifying the Monitors Used section of the user documentation.

Please refer to Professional Services page to learn more about the consulting services available.