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Ask the Experts: How Can I Monitor NetApp Storage Performance with Graphite and Grafana?


July / August 2016

Beginning this month, Tech OnTap highlights popular discussion threads appearing in the NetApp Technical Community. In this month’s discussion, Christopher Madden, NetApp IT enterprise architect, shares his Graphite/Grafana Quick Start Installation Guide and fields dozens of questions from community members.


As Christopher writes: “... NetApp Harvest is a data collector that fetches a wide set of performance metrics from NetApp cDOT and 7-mode storage systems, and capacity info from Unified Manager 6, and posts it to an open-source Graphite metrics server.  It also imports 19 dashboards containing over 500 graphs into Grafana to make viewing it all a snap...” read the entire blog post.


For more information:


Video: NetApp Advanced Performance Monitoring


Download the Graphite/Grafana Quick Start Installation Guide


Or, to meet the experts in person, attend these Insight sessions at Las Vegas (Sept 26-29) or Berlin (Nov 14-17):


62051-2 - Open Source Monitoring Using Harvest, Graphite and Grafana


59851-2 - Monitoring Performance Using NetApp OnCommand Performance Manager and API Extensions



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I am trying to use Graphite to monitor the iSCSI performace within a VSM, but there is no datapoints for iSCSI, I can see the CIFS performance though in the same VMS.


It seems the harvest are not collecting iSCSI data at all.


Any idea why this is happening?