Managing and Monitoring Data Collection > McData Switch Data Collector Policy
Version 9.1
McData Switch Data Collector Policy
Prerequisites: A Data Collector must exist in the Portal, to which you will add Data Collector Policies. For specific prerequisites and supported configurations, see the APTARE StorageConsole 9.1 Certified Configurations Guide
1. Click Add and select McData Switch.
Best Practice: Interconnected switches should be configured in the same Data Collector policy.
2. Enter or select the parameters. Mandatory parameters are denoted by an asterisk (*):
Sample Value
The domain identifies the top level of your host group hierarchy. The name was supplied during the installation process. All newly discovered hosts are added to the root host group associated with this domain. Typically, only one Domain will be available in the drop-down list.
If you are a Managed Services Provider, each of your customers will have a unique domain with its own host group hierarchy.
To find your Domain name select Admin > Host and Domains > Domains.
McData SMI agent address*
Enter the IP address of the McData switch.
User ID*
Use the User ID and passcode for accessing the switch. This typically would be an administrator privilege, but must be a minimum privilege of a view-only user.
Note: The password is encrypted prior to saving in the database and is never visible in any part of the application.
Exclude Switches
Enter a switch WWN - e.g., 10:00:00:60:69:90:04:9F, 100000606990049F
Colons within the WWN are NOT required. A comma-separated list is supported.
10:00:00:60:69:90:04:9F, 100000606990049F
Switch Details
Click the check box to collect switch details.
Click the clock icon to create a schedule. Every Minute, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly schedules may be created. Relative schedules are relative to when the Data Collector is restarted. Advanced use of native CRON strings is also available.
Examples of CRON expressions:
*/30 * * * * means every 30 minutes
*/20 9-18 * * * means every 20 minutes between the hours of 9am and 6pm
*/10 * * * 1-5 means every 10 minutes Mon - Fri.
*/15 * * * *
FC Port Statistics Active
Click the check box if you want to collect FC Port statistics. This may have a performance impact, which can be optimized with the FC Port schedule.
Click the clock icon to create a schedule.