IBM Spectrum Control: Performance monitoring for FlashSystem 840 / 900 -- don't forget the SNMP agent
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So, you've checked out my Perf
Your performance charts are not showing up-to-date metrics, and you see in IBM Spectrum Control that there is a problem with the performance monitor.
Before you can monitor the performance of your FlashSystem 840 and 900, you must enable the SNMP agent on the devices. IBM Spectrum Control communicates with the SNMP agent on port 161 (UDP) to collect performance metadata.
Let's dig a little deeper to check whether this problem relates to the SNMP agent.
On the Block Storage Systems page, right-click the storage system row and click Open Performance Monitor Logs.
If the SNMP agent is not enabled, you'll see a message like this:
To enable the SNMP agent:
If performance monitoring does not resume automatically for the device in IBM Spectrum Control, you might need to start or schedule performance monitoring.
In IBM Spectrum Control, go to the Storage > Block Storage Systems page. Right-click your storage system and click Data Collection > Start Performance Monitor or Data Collection > Schedule.
You might see the same problem when you add your IBM FlashSystem 840 or 900 device for monitoring in IBM Spectrum Control.
When you configure performance monitoring, you might see the following message if SNMP is not enabled on the device.
The solution is the same. Simply ensure that the SNMP agent is enabled on the storage system before you configure performance monitoring.
1. To enable the SNMP agent, open the management GUI of the storage system, go to Settings > Notifications > SNMP, click Agent, and enter a community name.
2. In IBM Spectrum Control, go to the Storage > Block Storage Systems page. Right-click your storage system and click Data Collection > Schedule. Enable the performance monitor and set the interval.
For best practice guidelines and helpful information about configuring performance monitoring, see Moni
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