Argent for Storage
Storage is a critical component in most enterprise networks, and like all critical components — it can’t go down.
To make matters worse, storage devices have many sub-components in and of themselves — Storage Processors, Disk Array Enclosures, Buses, Disks, LUNs, Fibre Channel, Tape, Switches, Clusters — the list goes on.
The question “What should I be monitoring, and what thresholds?” is the immediate response for most Storage Administrators.
Argent for Storage’s Instant Best Practices does the heavy-lifting for administrators, and provides expert recommendations on thresholds that typical enterprises would need. With Argent for Storage you can be up and running in 45 minutes, not 45 days; Argent for Storage is meticulously engineered to ensure you are not flooded with thousands of meaningless alerts.
And Argent is vendor-agnostic — Argent for Storage aims to cover all the major players: EMC, NetApp, HP, IBM and Dell.
Proactive Monitoring and Reporting
Argent for Storage proactively detects and stops SAN-related issues before your enterprise is impacted.
Critical data is collected for historical reporting and trend analysis, and visualized through Argent Reports and Argent Commander.
Argent for Storage also provides corrective actions by integrating with vendor-specific CLI or PowerShell that can be run in response to an issue. Additionally, detailed notifications that pinpoint the exact Disk, Bus, and Enclosure can be sent via email or SMS to the Storage team.
The following is a partial list of installed Rules. Out-of-the-box, Argent handles over 95% of your day-to-day needs.
Argent solves all your day-to-day problems — automatically.
- Array Status
- Array Power Status
- Standby Power Supply Status
- Main Power Supply Status
- Storage Processor Engine Power Status
- Hard Read Error
- Hard Write Error
- Soft Read Error
- Soft Write Error
- Disk Utilization
- Raid Group Utilization
- Defragmentation\Expansion – Performance
- Storage Processor Utilization