Management Pack for Dell EMC VMAX

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Dell EMC VMAX is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance and capacity data from your Dell EMC VMAX environment and providing predictive analytics and real-time information about problems in your infrastructure—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack for Dell EMC VMAX provides the following notable features:

  • 9 comprehensive monitoring dashboards, including:
    • EMC VMAX Overview
    • EMC VMAX Front End Director Detail
    • EMC VMAX Health Investigation
  • 40+ high-level views—and 7 corresponding reports including VMAX resource health and availability, capacity, KPIs (including latency, throughput, and IOPS), and properties
  • 500+ collected metrics for Dell EMC VMAX resources
  • Key performance metrics such as percent busy, combined IOPS/throughput/latency, disk capacity, response time, etc.
  • 80+ detailed alerts and notifications imported from the Unisphere for VMAX API
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Calculated IOPS, throughput, volume capacity, disk usage, and more

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 21, 2019
  • Updated to support vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x (does not support vRealize Operations 6.x)
  • Improved relationship model 20, 2018
  • Updated for vROps 6.7 compatibility (For information about general vROps 6.7 impact on our management packs, see our 6.7 Support Knowledge Article.)

  • Incorporated the following changes from previous LA releases:
    • Fixed bug to allow support for multiple arrays

    • Performance enhancement: Added three advanced adapter instance config parameters to disable Volumes, Front End Ports, and Back End Ports. The resources are enabled by default.

    • Performance enhancement: Changed the Cache-Control headers from "no-cache" to "max-age=600" to (possibly) reduce load on VMAX by reducing its search space

    • Performance enhancement: Set default max connections to 2 (was 5). This should reduce default load on VMAX.

    • Handled null pointer exception caused during collection (only noticed on array resources)

6.0.10601004May 3, 2017Addresses issue of aggressive default threading
6.0.10601003March 24, 2017
  • Added support for vROps 6.2+
  • Added support for VMAX2
  • Added VMAX FAST VP Policy, Thin Pool, and Tier resource kinds
  • Added EMC VMAX 2 FAST VP Policy dashboard
  • Added EMC VMAX 2 FAST VP Policy and Tiers and EMC VMAX 2 Throughput, Latency, and IOPS reports
6.0.10600011September 28, 2016Added support for True Visibility Licensing
6.0.10600010September 16, 2016Initial General Availability release for vRealize Operations 6.x

See also:

System Requirements (VMAX)