NetApp Cluster-Mode - Planning the Data Collector Deployment
Version 9.2.01
For details, refer to the APTARE StorageConsole Certified Configurations Guide and the APTARE StorageConsole Data Collector Installation Guide for Capacity Manager.
NetApp Cluster-Mode - Planning the Data Collector Deployment
1. Identify a server where the Data Collector software will be installed. Server requirements include:
64-bit OS.
Support Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7.
For performance reasons, APTARE recommends that you do not install Data Collectors on the same server as the StorageConsole Portal. However, if you must have both on the same server, verify that the Portal and Data Collector software do not reside in the same directory.
Install only one Data Collector on a server (or OS instance).
2. On the Data Collector server, add entries to the local hosts file, both resolving to the Portal server IP address.
Example: aptareportal.<yourdomain>.com aptareagent.<yourdomain>.com
Data Collector Configurations Specific to NetApp Cluster-Mode
1. Note the port used by the NetApp Cluster-Mode Data Collector: TCP 443.
2. Gather the following required configuration details:
NetApp Addresses: IP addresses or names (ONTAP 7 addresses cannot be used).
User ID & Password: Read-only user ID and password.
3. Create a NetApp Cluster-Mode read-only user:
security login create -username monitor -application ontapi -authmethod password -role readonly
security login role create -role apt_readonly -cmddirname security -access readonly
security login create -username apt_user -application ontapi -authmethod password -role apt_readonly
4. Configure a Data Collector policy using the following additional details.
Collector Domain
The domain of the collector to which the collector backup policy is being added. This is a read-only field. By default, the domain for a new policy will be the same as the domain for the collector. This field is set when you add a collector.
NetApp Address*
One or more Cluster Mode IP addresses or host names to probe. Comma-separated addresses or IP ranges are supported, e.g.,, myhost. Note that these are for ONTAP Cluster-Mode and therefore ONTAP 7 addresses cannot be used.
User ID & Password
View-only user ID and password for the NetApp storage system.
The following data can be scheduled for collection: Array Capacity for NetApp Cluster mode environment and Array Performance.
5. On the Data Collector server, install/update the Data Collector software, using the instructions in the APTARE StorageConsole Data Collector Installation Guide for Capacity Manager.