Management Pack for HPE Nimble

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for HPE Nimble Storage is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance data from your HPE Nimble Storage systems 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 harnesses powerful vRealize Operations features such as:

  • 7 comprehensive monitoring dashboards, including Nimble Health Investigation, Nimble IOPs, Nimble Volumes Overview, and Nimble Hosted VMs.
  • 25 at-a-glance, high-level views—and 8 corresponding reportsof HPE Nimble Storage resources, including Nimble Array Capacity, Nimble Datastore KPIs, Nimble Group IOPs, Nimble Pool Cache, Nimble VM Health, and Nimble Volume Capacity and Time

  • 200+ collected metrics for HPE Nimble Storage resources
  • Key performance metrics such as Cache Hit %, Read and Write Throughput, Compression Ratio, Total Space, Free Space, and Used Space
  • 75+ detailed alerts and recommendations
  • 3 Inventory Trees (Traversal Specs) for navigating your HPE Nimble Storage environment hierarchy, including relationships to VMware vCenter Servers (VMware Datacenter and Datastore)

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 
  • Updated to support vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x (does not support vRealize Operations 6.x)
  • Adds the abilities to set a timeout for SNMP calls, and to see Virtual Machines on the Nimble IOPS dashboard. 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.)

  • Changed default metrics shown on dashboards for VMware objects

  • Added the following volume performance metrics: read_iops, read_throughput, read_latency, write_iops, write_throughput, write_latency, combined_iops, combined_throughput, combined_latency
  • Deprecated the following Views (Nimble):
    • Nimble Array Capacity and Time
    • Nimble Pool Capacity and Time
    • Nimble Volume Capacity and Time
  • Deprecated the following Reports (Nimble):
    • Nimble Capacity
  • Changed the following Dashboards (Nimble):
    • Nimble Hosted OSs: Removed 'Capacity Remaining' from Related Volumes widget
    • Nimble Hosted VMs: Removed 'Capacity Remaining' from Related Datastores, Related Volumes, and Virtual Machine Selector widgets
    • Nimble IOPS: Removed 'Read Latency' and 'Write Latency' heatmap configurations from Related Virtual Machines widget
    • Nimble Pools Overview: Removed 'Capacity Remaining' from Pool Selector widget
    • Nimble Volumes Overview: Removed 'Total Capacity' and 'Reclaimable Capacity' from Volume Selector widget
  • Incorporated an under-licensed OSI collection failure fix from a previous LA release
  • Updated for OSS attribution
6.0.10600010September 23, 2016
  • Added support for True Visibility Suite licensing
  • Redefined all necessary attribute string-values as properties for better analytics engine performance
  • Fixed error with Nimble online snapshots
  • Updated group cache hit ratio and read/write latencies calculations
  • Added better exception handling
6.0.10600005March 25, 2016Initial General Availability release for vRealize Operations

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System Requirements (Nimble)