The Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping provides you detailed information on the storage enclosures in your datacenter. By bringing you the information to the level of adapters and disks, the Storage Insight Add-on helps you understand your storage enclosures in a much deeper level.
As part of its deep array discovery capabilities, the Storage Insight Add-on provides you options to understand the NetApp enclosures in your datacenter in a better way. The NetApp storage objects work on the Data ONTAP operating system, which provides various interfaces to administer the NetApp storage objects. Veritas Operations Manager communicates to the enclosures using the ONTAP SDK interface to get the NetApp enclosure information. This communication occurs through the HTTP protocol (using the port number 80) or through the HTTPS protocol (using the port number 443).
It is recommended that you must configure all the nodes for deep discovery in a NetApp cluster.
After you configure deep discovery, you can view the following information on the details page of the NetApp enclosure:
Details of the enclosure such as the model, serial number, version of the Data ONTAP installed on the enclosure, the physical capacity of the enclosure, number of spare disks and the name of the partner node
The physical disks on the enclosure
NAS objects: Qtree, Share, Quota, vFiler, and consumer storage pool
NAS discovery is a Veritas Operations Manager Advanced feature. You can temporarily use the feature under a demo license of Veritas Operations Manager Advanced. To obtain a permanent license, you need to accept the End User's License Agreement (EULA) for Veritas Operations Manager Advanced.
To create both the flexible and the traditional volumes on the aggregates, you must use Data ONTAP version 7.0 or later. Traditional volumes can exist on the enclosures that have Data ONTAP 6.0 or later. Storage Insight Add-on supports the NetApp enclosures that have Data ONTAP 6.5.2 or later.
To configure deep discovery for the NetApp enclosures
In the Veritas Operations Manager console, select Settings > Enclosure.
In the Enclosure page, click Actions > Configure New Device.
In the Configure Device wizard panel, select the vendor and the enclosure model. Click Next.
In the Configure Device wizard panel to specify the details of the devices, enter the required information. Click Next.
In the Configure Device wizard panel that lists the NetApp enclosures, enter the required information to update discovery information. Click Finish.