2015-04-07 01:12 PM
OnCommand Performance Manager has a fairly limited scope in terms of what performance it actually manages. Apparently it does capture the statistics but just doesn't show them. Despite the interface being pretty awkward to use in general, it would be nice if the range of graphs was expanded similar to what is available for 7mode.
That aside, the recommendation is to use a third party system to pull the data from Performance Manager over API, for example Graphite. I'm wondering if anyone out there has setup Graphite for this purpose or have used other tools (if so, any in particular)? I was hoping to be able to see the traffic on a network interface, something that I had thought would be quick and easy, but setting up yet another tool is a bit of a speed bump.
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2015-04-07 07:11 PM
We are working on putting together a simple to deploy solution guide to chart counters beyond these shown in Performance Manager. This will be based on Graphite and Grafana. We are seeking "beta testers" for this guide. We will be packaging all the required bits in a simple to deploy way for customers to download from the toolbox site, this is planned for summer 2015 timeframe.
2015-04-10 08:14 AM
OnCommand Performance Manager collects data only from clustered data ONTAP systems. However, there are two ways to get performance counters into Graphite (or any 3rd party monitoring tool):
* API feed from Performance Manager - benefit - best quality metrics due to proprietery counter post processing not available through ZAPI
* Collect counters from cluster using ZAPI and push into Graphite
Our solution for customers using both 7-mode and Clustered data ONTAP uses both options concurrently so that in Graphite you are able to see metrics for your entire NetApp estate.
This can be put together by customers today. What we are working on is a simplified pre-packaging of the above - allowing "quick start".
2015-04-10 04:34 PM
Was able to configure Graphite using the site suggested. Iptables was running on the server, so I had to allow access to port 80 and port 2003 (the default port that carbon listens to for the data from perf mgr).
2015-06-11 07:07 AM
We are working on putting together a simple to deploy solution guide to chart counters beyond these shown in Performance Manager. This will be based on Graphite and Grafana. We are seeking "beta testers" for this guide.
Still seeking beta testers for this guide?
2015-06-11 07:13 AM
Yes we are! Our tech writer assigned to the project had to go on a medical leave, so I expect to have something for review in the July timeframe.