ESI SCOM Management Packs
The ESI Service and the ESI SCOM Management Packs work in conjunction with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager for centralized discovery and monitoring of all supported EMC storage systems and storage-system components.
The ESI Service and ESI SCOM Management Packs support the same VMAX family, VNX, and CX4 series of storage systems that are supported in ESI. The ESI SCOM Management Packs also support EMC VPLEX systems and Symmetrix DMX-4 storage systems.
The ESI Service is the communications link between ESI and the ESI SCOM Management Packs. You can use the ESI Service to view and report on all registered systems and system components connected to the ESI host system. ESI Service then pushes this data to SCOM. You can also use the ESI Service as a stand-alone tool without SCOM to collect, view, and report this same system data.
The ESI Service PowerShell Toolkit is also installed as part of the ESI Service. Use this toolkit to set up the ESI Service to communicate with the ESI SCOM Management Packs. Getting started with the ESI PowerShell toolkits provides details.
The ESI Service provides the following functionality:
A common repository for all registered storage systems and related storage system connection information
Configures and securely stores the settings and access control policies for all of the registered storage systems
Authorization of storage system access with the Windows Authentication access control settings
An entity graph, a meta-model, and a query engine for discovering systems and related components
An HTTP API for remotely accessing the entity graph and remotely viewing policy and configuration information
A named HTTP API for configuration operations
ESI SCOM Management Packs
The ESI SCOM Management Packs enable you to manage EMC storage systems with SCOM by providing consolidated and simplified dashboard views of storage entities. These views enable you to:
Discover and monitor the health status and events of your EMC storage systems and system components in SCOM
Receive alerts for any possible problems with disk drives, power supplies, storage pools, and other types of physical and logical components in SCOM
The ESI SCOM Management pack files include the following files:
EMC.SI.Library.mp: Defines properties for supported storage systems and system components and their relationships.
EMC.SI.Discovery.mp: Contains all of the discoveries for all of the ESI storage systems and system components. At a set interval, the ESI Service creates and updates the collection of classes and relationships that are defined in the library. It discovers all registered storage systems and all of their physical and logical components. Collected data is stored in the System Center Operations Manager database.
EMC.SI.Monitoring.mp: Contains the monitors, rules, and diagnostics for the storage systems and the physical and logical system components. These include disk drives, power supplies, and logical components, such as storage pools and storage volumes. It also monitors the available capacity of some components. Alerts generate when abnormal conditions are detected or the available capacity limit has been reached for a component. Data is stored in the System Center Operations Manager database and data warehouse.
EMC.SI.Presentation.mp: Presents all registered storage systems, systems components, and view definitions that appear in the SCOM console.
EMC.SI.Reporting.mp: Reports on the health and capacity of the storage systems and system components. For example, you can view a report for available storage capacity, storage pool capacity, and snapshot pool capacity in a storage environment. You can also view a report on the most common alerts that were generated during the previous week.
EMC.SI.Customization.xml: Contains all of the overrides and customizations for your specific storage environment. Import this management pack only during an initial installation. If you import it again, you will lose all of your overrides and customizations. The version number of this management pack is 188.8.131.52, which is different from the other management packs. You can increment the version number when you make changes.