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How to find OCI Java headers in the MySQL DB schema?

We were able to successfully get our asset management team access to the OCI MySQL database. They have a copy of the schema so they can look things up. However, they are having difficulty finding a 1:1 relationship with the descriptions in Java (headers).

 

Here's an example.

 

In Java, they were trying to look at capacity data (Storage Arrays/Storage Pools)

Raw Capacity (GB)
Capacity (GB)
Over-committed Capacity (GB)
Unused Capacity (GB)

 

They cannot find those labels in the DB schema. Their best guess is:

 

Raw Capacity (GB) = Storage_pool.physicalDiskCapacityMB?
Capacity (GB) = Storage_pool.totalAllocatedCapacityMB?
Over-committed Capacity (GB) = Storage_pool.unknown? Can't find anything that relates to over-committed capacity.
Unused Capacity (GB) = Storage_pool.totalUsedCapacityMB?

 

But the numbers don't add up.

 

So, is there a way to map the Java data to the DB schema/tables? We are on OCI 7.2.2.

 

Thanks a lot.

--Don Childers

Re: How to find OCI Java headers in the MySQL DB schema?

Hey Don,

 

If your team is going to be doing things with the OCI DWH, they probably will want to be able to look at our schema documentation:

 

https://localhost/dwh/faces/docs/documentation.jsp

 

Change localhost to the IP/hostname of your DWH server.

 

The Java client is not necessarily showing information that will match the OCI DWH.

 

#1 - The Java client is near real time, the DWH will show you how the world looked at the time of the ETL

 

#2. The Java client may be doing some math.

 

That isn't to say that you might not be able to get to where you want to be.

 

Because I am simple, I am going to try to answer your questions for the dwh_inventory mart. The inventory mart gets wiped out every night, and recreated - therefore, you can do no historical trending on it. To do trending, you will want to use the storage and storage pool mart in dwh_capacity.

 

You are on the right path for the first 2.

 

Over committed capacity is a tricky topic:

 

In OCI, you are generally going to have a storage pool - a volume or internal volume *has* to sit on a storage pool.

 

But:

You can perform thin provisioning at the volume level - Pure storage is such a platform - thin provisioned block volumes living on a storage pool.

 

You can perform thin provisioning at the internal volume level - Ontap, Celerra / VNX for File

 

You can even do both with Ontap - thin LUNs (OCI volumes) sitting on thin FlexVols (OCI internal volumes) sitting on a storage pool.

 

So, you may want to determine internally how your organization wants to look at over commitment risk.

 

100% block only environments with OCI likely have no internal volumes whatsover - so the natural behavior is to look at summing volume sizes by what storage pool they sit on, and calculate overcommitment risk.

 

Ontap environments tend to sum the capacity of internal volumes and compare that to the storage pool numbers.

 

It is also possible in SQL to do some very complex things - like determining storage pool by storage pool, what platform you are on, and using either the sum of the volumes or the sum of internal volumes depending on the platform/vendor/manufacturer of the array that has the storage pool

 

For storage pool free capacity, I think totalallocatedcapacity - totalusedcapacity is what you are looking for, but right now I don't have the cleanest environment to look at

Re: How to find OCI Java headers in the MySQL DB schema?

Thanks Matt.

 

Yeah, we had already looked at the documentation. I had pulled a copy of the docs into a PDF file so that it was something that could be shared and searched. We couldn't find the headers that we were looking for in that documentation. If I'm reading it right, the Java headers are not in the database. That's what we were really wondering about. The issue is that we have a group gathering data that are not familiar with storage. They are report writers. So they were looking for some commonality between what we can see in Java and what they needed to look for in the DB schema to pull the same data for their reports.

 

It sounds like they were on the right track with the dwh_capacity DB and storage_pool tables. It also sounds like that they won't be able to collect Over-committed capacity like the Java GUI can.

 

Thanks for the info. --Don

 

 

Re: How to find OCI Java headers in the MySQL DB schema?

Hey Don,

 

This is a pretty quick take at trying to model via SQL what the some of the OCI UI does. I have been spot checking against the WebUI "Over Committed Capacity %"

 

Again, what I am doing here is only looking at volumes, which is the WRONG approach for an environment where I am worried about Ontap, Celerra, etc over commitment by *internal volume* versus volumes. To do this in a more sophisticated fashion, I would look at the types of arrays in the "dwh_inventory.storage" table, and filter out the ones that use internal volumes.

 

If you take Committed GB from this output and divide by Storage Pool Capacity GB , you should see the Web UI's "Over Committed Capacity %"

 

select
sp.name as 'Storage Pool Name',
sto.name as 'Storage Name',
sp.totalUsedCapacityMB / 1024 as "Total Used GB",
sp.totalAllocatedCapacityMB / 1024 as "Storage Pool Capacity GB",
SUM(vol.capacityMB / 1024) as "Committed GB"
from
dwh_inventory.storage_pool as SP
LEFT JOIN
dwh_inventory.volume_in_storage_pool volNsp
ON
sp.id = volNsp.storagePoolId
LEFT JOIN
dwh_inventory.volume vol
ON
volNsp.volumeId = vol.id
LEFT JOIN
dwh_inventory.storage sto
ON
sp.storageid = sto.id
GROUP BY
sp.id,sto.id

Re: How to find OCI Java headers in the MySQL DB schema?

Thank you Matt. I'll send this over to the reporting analysts.

 

Also, they are asking if we can find out how the Java "Capacity (GB)" is calculated. Is it from "Storage_pool.totalAllocatedCapacityMB" in the DB?

 

Thanks again. --Don