Storage Infrastructure Management(SIM) using SODA Dashboard

delfin (Dolphin in Spanish!), the SODA Infrastructure Manager project is an open source project to provide unified, intelligent and scalable resource management, alert and performance monitoring. It covers the resource management of all the storage backends & other infrastructures under SODA deployment. It also provides the alert management and metric data(performance/health) for monitoring and further analysis.

It provides unified APIs to access, export and connect with clients as well as a set of interfaces for various driver additions. These APIs combined with the SODA Dashboard provide a graphical interface that allows users to manage storage backends and visualize the metrics and health.

Delfin Features

Register Storage Device

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Currently supported vendors include Dell EMC, Huawei, HPE, Hitachi, IBM.
To register a storage device select one of the Vendor and one of the models listed. Select vendor and model

Depending on the vendor and model enter the access info. Delfin supports both REST and SSH methods.

REST Access

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For devices that utilise the REST access mechanism the following parameters are needed:
- Host IP: IP address of the storage device
- Port: Port on the device which is accessible
- Username: Valid username
- Password: Valid Password

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SSH Access

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For devices that utilise the SSH access mechanism the following parameters are needed:
- Host IP: IP address of the storage device
- Port: Port on the device which is accessible
- Username: Valid username
- Password: Valid Password
- Public Key Type: Delfin supports public key authentication of SSH. Valid Pub key types are ssh-ed25519, ecdsa-sha2-nistp256, ecdsa-sha2-nistp384, ecdsa-sha2-nistp521, ssh-rsa, ssh-dss.
- Public Key: valid public key based on the type selected.

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Storage Summary

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The storage summary page is an aggregated view of all the storage devices, alerts, usable and raw capacities. This page contains a default Grid View and an alternate List View.

This is where you view the storage summary 1. Tree View Widget: all storage devices 2. List all alerts summary widget 3. Array usable capacity widget 4. Array Raw capacity widget 5. Toggle List view / Grid view 6. List view : All storage devices 7. List View : All active alerts

Grid View

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The Grid View has 4 different widgets:
- Storage Arrays - Tree view - Active alerts on Storage Devices - Array Usable Capacity Summary - Array Raw Capacity Summary

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Storage Array Tree View Widget

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The tree view widget displays all the registered storage arrays categorised by Vendor and Model.

Model Overview

Hovering on the model name of the storage device shows an overview panel with quick information about the model of storage device and aggregated stats of all the storage devices of that model as follows; - Vendor - Number of Devices - Total Raw Capacity - Total Subscribed Capacity - Total System Used - Usable capacity summary

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Device Overview

Hovering on the device name in the tree view shows an overview panel with quick information about the storage device. The following information is shown: - Name of the Device - Status - Vendor - Model - Raw capacity - Subscribed Capacity - System used - Usable Capacity Summary

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On clicking the > symbol to the left the tree view expands to show the resources of a Storage Array. The following resources and the counts can be seen: - Volumes - Storage Pools - Controllers - Ports - Disks

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Hovering on the Volumes parent element will show a quick overview panel with the follwoing information: - Number of volumes - Usable capacity summary (aggregated)

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Hovering on the Storage pools parent element will show a quick overview panel with the following information: - Number of Storage pools - Usable capacity summary (aggregated)

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Expanding the Volumes, Storage Pools, Controllers, Ports and Disks parent nodes will display the respective list of individual nodes.
Hovering on them will show a quick overview panel with relevant information (as shown below)

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Active Alerts Widget

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This widget displays a table with the latest active alerts that are reported by delfin and generated by the Prometheus / Alertmanager rules.
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Array Usable Capacity Widget

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This widget lists the storage arrays and displays the usable capacity summary for each device. Delfin User Guide - 49

Array Raw Capacity Widget

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This widget lists the storage arrays and displays the raw capacity summary for each device. Delfin User Guide - 50

List View

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Switching to the list view displays all the storage devices and alerts ina tabular way.

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Storage Device Actions

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Actions are available in the right-click menu in tree view and by clicking on “More” under the operations column in the list view table.
The following actions are supported:
1. Update access Info 2. Configure Alert Source 3. Remove Alert Source 4. Sync Storage Device 5. Configure Metric collection 6. Delete Storage Device

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Update Access Info

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Configure Alert Source

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SNMPV2C

The parameters that are needed for Registering a SNMPV2C alert source
- Host: IP address of the Host
- Commnity String: Community string. This should be filled if version is V2C
- Port: Port for connecting to alert source By default, set to 161
- Max retries: Maximum number of retries while connecting to alert source By default, set to 1
- Context name: Context name of the alert source
- Expiration time (sec) : Expiration time (in sec) for one alert source connect request By default, set to 2

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SNMPV3

The parameters that are needed for registering a SNMPV3 alert source
- Host: IP address of the Host
- Username: SNMPV3 username.
- Engine ID: Engind ID of the device which will be sending the traps. Must be a hexadecimal octet string.
- Security Level: Security level for the user. Supported Security levels are noAuthnoPriv, authNoPriv, authPriv.
- Auth Protocol: Enabled if security level is authNoPriv or authPriv. Supported protocols are HMACSHA, HMACMD5, HMCSHA2224, HMCSHA2256, HMCSHA2384, HMCSHA2512.
- Auth Key: The appropriate authentication key based on the selected auth protocol.
- Privacy Protocol: Enabled if security level is authPriv. Supported protocols are DES, AES, AES192, AES256, 3DES.
- Privacy Key: The appropriate privacy key based on the selected privacy protocol.
- Port: Port for connecting to alert source By default, set to 161
- Max retries: Maximum number of retries while connecting to alert source By default, set to 1
- Context name: Context name of the alert source
- Expiration time (sec) : Expiration time (in sec) for one alert source connect request By default, set to 2

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Remove Alert Source

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Sync Storage Device

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Configure Metric Collection

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Delete Storage Device

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Storage Device Details

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This is where you view the storage device details 1. Configuration : Basic details - Volumes - Storage Pools - Controllers - Ports - Disks 2. Capacity: Capacity summary for the storage device 3. Alerts: All generated alerts for the storage device if alert source is specified. 4. Performance Monitoring: Visualization of metrics using graphs if performance monitoring is enabled.

Storage Device Basic Details

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Storage Device Details - Volume List Delfin User Guide - 27 Storage Device Details - Volume Expanded Delfin User Guide - 27-1

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Storage Device Capacity Summary

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Storage Device Alerts

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Storage Device Performance Monitoring

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Performance Monitor

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Alertmanager

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This Alertmanager link in the sidebar menu launches the Alertmanager UI.

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