Monitoring Dell PowerVault MD3000/MD3000i With System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Dell produces two management packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (OpsMgr), the MD Storage Array Management Pack Suite for Dell PowerVault storage and the Dell Server Management Pack Suite for PowerEdge/PowerVault servers, Dell Remote Access Controllers and Chassis Management Controllers.  In this post I’ll walk through the setup of the MD Storage Array Management Pack (MD MP) in OpsMgr.

First, download the MD MP from www.dell.com/support .  Enter the Dell Service Tag of your array and navigate to the Systems Management section.  The MD MP is at version 4.0 at the time of writing.

Log onto the OpsMgr Management Server as an administrator and run the Dell MD Storage Array exe and unzip to the default location

Run DellDiscoveryUtility.exe from the C:\Dell_MDStorageArray_ABB folder, input the appropriate IP range, or IP of the MD3000/MD3000i array(s)

Continue through the wizard, save to the dell_MDStorageArray_ip.cfg file and click Discover

Next, import the storage management pack into OpsMgr.  You should now see additional Dell information in the OpsMgr console

For additional information see Dell_MDStorage_Management_Pack_Suite_v4.0_UserGuide.pdf, which is included as part of the MD MP download.

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