How to turn on statistic and data logging on EMC Unisphere for VNX

Follow these steps:

To get SP Collects

  1. Login to Unisphere
  2. Select array
  3. Select system tab
  4. Monitoring and Alerts
  5. (then from the links on right hand side)
  6. Generate Diagnostic files –SPA
  7. Get Diagnostic files – SPA
  8. (select the latest one if there are many)

To start data logging (over say a day or few days/week)

  1. Login to Unisphere
  2. Select array
  3. Select system tab
  4. Monitoring and Alerts
  5. Statistics for Block
  6. Click on link: Performance Data Logging
  7. Select Start (or bug-out if all you can do is ‘stop’ as it is already running)

To get the log files

  1. Login to Unisphere
  2. Select array
  3. Select system tab
  4. Monitoring and Alerts
  5. Statistics for Block
  6. The select Retrieve archive
  7. Select all for the period of interest (note SPA selected)
  8. The save to local disk for sending to EMC
  9. Select all again but with SPB selected at the top right mouse button
  10. Then save to local disk for sending to EMC