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Is there a way to see historical network utilization on FAS8040?

Hi,

 

Environment:

- FAS8040 2-node cluster running CDOT 8.3GA

- ONCommand Unified Manager 6.2 / Performance Manger 1.0

 

I need a way to visualize bandwidth utilization on each LIF or physical network port for a period of time (e.g. for the past 10 days). Is there an easy way to do so? I've seen other discussions about pushing the data to 3rd party tool or query the DB using PowerShell etc. but this is something basic that should be part of OnCommand solution.

 

Thanks,

Re: Is there a way to see historical network utilization on FAS8040?

Hello Friend,

 

I do transition consulting for NetApp, and it is fair to say the OnCommand product team also agrees with you and is working on exposing more counters. 

 

In the meanwhile you can take a look at Graphite as a third party tool to accomplish this.  Some ports have been opened up in OPM to facilitate communication with Graphite. 

 

OPM opens port 2003 for Graphite inter-connectivity:

opm-tcp-ports.JPG

 

Links about setting up Graphite:

 

http://www.dburkland.com/how-to-setup-graphite-to-visualize-oncommand-performance-manager-data/

 

http://transitiontactician.com/?p=58

 

Graphite View:

graphite-networkport-util.JPG

 

Alternatively, if all you are after is network utilization you may check with your networking team to see how they are monitoring their network infrastructure.  Network centric tools such as cacti may already have this data if the switches are being monitored.

 

Enjoy,

 

Hadrian