Management Pack for NetApp Storage (Deprecated)

This management pack is replaced by Management Pack for NetApp Storage. This deprecated management pack will no longer be supported beyond vRealize Operations 7.x

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for NetApp Storage is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance data from your NetApp 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:

  • 8 comprehensive monitoring dashboards:
    • NetApp Overview
    • NetApp Storage Topology
    • NetApp System Explorer
    • NetApp Datastores
    • NetApp Performance
    • NetApp VM Performance
    • NetApp QoS
    • NetApp Virtual Machine Troubleshooting
  • 1500+ collected metrics for key NetApp resources, including clusters, systems, volumes, and LUNs
  • 8 out-of-the-box reports to help keep you informed about the health, availability, and capacity of your NetApp environment
  • 25+ detailed alerts and recommendations to help remedy NetApp health and performance issues
  • External relationships between NetApp systems and Cisco Networking switches, NetApp volumes and EP Ops OS, and VMware virtual machines and NetApp volumes
  • Capacity planning for NetApp aggregates, disks. LUNs, LUN VVOLs, Qtrees, vServers, systems, processors, vfilers, and volumes

VersionRelease DateDescription 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

  • Deprecated the following Views (NetApp Storage) (Deprecated):
    • NetApp LUN vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp LUN VVol vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp vFiler vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp Volume vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp Aggregate vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp Disk vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp System vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp Qtree vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp VServer vRealize Capacity for Report

    • NetApp VM Storage Size for Report

  • Deprecated the following Reports (NetApp Storage) (Deprecated):
    • NetApp Capacity and Time Remaining Report

  • Removed the NetApp VM Storage Size for Report view from the NetApp Thin Provisioning report
  • Removed 'Max Observed Read/Write Latency' metrics from NetApp Data Latency for Report view and NetApp Latency report
  • Removed 'Health State' from all Health and Availability views and reports
  • Updated the following Dashboards:
  • Removed open_source_license.txt file (no longer maintained)
6.2.10202000January 12, 2018
  • Added support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2
  • Removed Management Pack requirement to enable TLS 1.0 on API Services Server
  • Added support for NetApp API Services 2.0
6.2.10201002March 31, 2017
  • Added support for SLM 1.0 RC1
  • Added support for collapsing resource kinds into their parent resource kinds
6.2.10200001December 30, 2016
  • Added support for NetApp API Services 1.2
  • Added Network Port Collection and Fibre Channel Port Collection resource kinds
  • Added functionality to filter clusters
  • Added option to filter specific nodes
  • Added a disk property that identifies a disk as HDD or SSD
  • Added VM resource under datastore in the vSphere World traversal
  • Added support for OCUM 7.x Minor dashboard & string metric fixes Minor LUN fixes
  • Added the following external relationships:
    • NetApp Network Port -> datastore
    • NetApp Fibre Channel Port -> datastore
    • NetApp Volume -> EP Ops OS (Linux, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Solaris)
    • NetApp System -> Cisco Networking Switch
6.0.10100025September 26, 2016Added support for True Visibility Suite licensing
6.0.10100024August 16, 2016

New for this release:

  • Fixes new issue handling 500+ objects
  • Adds VMs to traversal spec
  • Fixes a dashboard widget

Promoted for this release from previous LA fixes/additions:

  • Fixes to API Services side of the MP for parity with DFM:
    • Fixed most property metrics
    • Removed LUN -> volume throughput roll-ups
    • Added volume NFS/CIFS/FCP/SAN/ISCSI read/write throughput
    • Added volume throughput
    • Added volume read/write throughput
    • Fixed SnapShot and Dedupe metrics
  • Added more verbose logging (to pinpoint the issue) and null checks
  • Handles nil names returned from NetApp API Services
  • Addresses “Object Type Not Supported” exception
  • Makes alerts auto-clear when cleared in NetApp
  • Addresses a nil exception with QOS
6.0.10100015June 2016
  • In builds before 6.010100015, there was a bug which resulted in extra, non-functioning SVM objects being collected. 6.010100015 fixed this bug, so non-collecting SVM resources can be removed from vRealize.
  • Support for OnCommand Unified Manager 6.4 via OnCommand Performance Manager 2.1 and API Services 1.2
6.0.10100003January 2016
  • Added support for API Services 1.1 (OCUM 6.3)
  • Collection timeout now changes dynamically
  • Addressed “resource_kind **** has no group” error also seen in OCUM 6.2

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the Management Pack:

See also:

System Requirements (NetApp Storage) (Deprecated)