The Sun ZFS Storage plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid controller provides first-class monitoring to the grid controller environment for the Sun ZFS Storage appliance family with the ability to:
Monitor Sun ZFS Storage appliances
Gather storage system information, configuration information and performance information of accessible storage components
Raise alerts and violations based on thresholds and monitoring information collected by the tool
Provide out-of-the-box reports that complement analytics
Support monitoring by remote agents.
Once an appliance is configured to be monitored by the grid controller, analytics worksheets and datasets are created to bridge the grid controller administrator's view to the deeper level of detail provided by the real-time analytics available within the appliance.
The management plug-in is available at the following link: Oracle Technology Network
It is packaged with an installation guide that should be read by both administrators of the grid controller and storage administrators of appliances being monitored.
Included with each appliance are two workflows that are used respectively to prepare a system for monitoring, or to remove the artifacts created for the monitoring environment:
Configure for Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring
Unconfigure Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring
These workflows are accessible from the Maintenance > Workflows page in the browser user interface.
This workflow is used to prepare an environment for monitoring, or to reset any of the artifacts that were created by the workflow back to their original state in the event the artifacts were changed during operation by the storage administrator. Executing this workflow makes the following changes to the system:
An oracle_agent role will be created with limited access to the system, to allow the Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Controller agent to obtain information required for monitoring, but not to make alterations to the system. An oracle_agent user will be created and assigned this role. Use of this role and user is critical to keeping clean audit records for when and how the agent accesses the appliance.
Advanced Analytics will be enabled, makes an extended set of statistics available to all users of the Sun ZFS Storage appliance.
The Worksheet Oracle Enterprise Manager will be created, facilitating communication between the grid controller administrator and the storage administrator. All metrics monitored by grid controller are available from this worksheet.
This workflow removes artifacts created by Configure for Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring. Specifically, it:
Removes the oracle_agent role and user, and
Removes the Oracle Enterprise Manager worksheet.
This workflow will *not* disable Advanced Analytics or any of the datasets that were activated for collection purposes.