Sun StorADE (Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment)
The StorADE software is used for the fault management of Sun storage devices. It provides full-time device monitoring, local and remote notification, diagnostics, revision analysis, reports, and integration with appropriate device management software.
The agents supplied by the software can be used to collect data and analyze the condition of Sun StorEdge devices. The diagnostics can be used to verify the condition of a system, identify failing FRUs, and verify FRU replacement.
The following platforms are qualified for the Sun Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software:
- Sun platforms:
- All Sun SPARC servers
- Operating systems:
- Solaris 10 Operating System
- Solaris 9 Operating System
- Solaris 8 Operating System, 4/01 or later
Sun StorADE consists of two base software packages and five optional localization software packages:
- SUNWstade -- The base product package containing all product functions except the web browser-based user interface. The base package contains a command-line interface (CLI) for product configuration and use.
- SUNWstadm -- This optional package adds a web browser-based graphical user interface to StorADE.
- Also included are five optional localization packages:
SUNWstafr, SUNWstaja, SUNWstako, SUNWstazh, SUNWstazt
When you run the installation script, you have the following options:
- Install just the
- Install both the
SUNWstadebase package and the
SUNWstade package is installed in /opt/SUNWstade/ and log files and device information are in /var/opt/SUNWstade. It cannot be relocated to any other location. The
SUNWstadm package is installed in the /usr/share/webconsole/storade directory and cannot be relocated to another location.
- Remove any prior version of the application:
# pkgrm SUNWstade
NOTE: Sun StorADE does not support upgrades from earlier versions. You must remove any existing version before installing a later release.
- Remove the data directory and ensure that the base directory is removed:
# /bin/rm -rf /var/opt/SUNWstade # /bin/rm -rf /opt/SUNWstade
- Download StorADE from the Sun download page.
NOTE: This product is available for the SPARC platform only. There are no versions for Intel/AMD platforms.(As of writing the latest download is CDImage_2.4.12.009.tar.Z)
- Uncompress and extract the .tar file:
# uncompress <filename>.tar.Z # tar xvf <filename>.tarchange <filename> to match the file you downloaded.
- Run the install script:
# ./install Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (Storage A.D.E.) installation ... Version: 2.4.12.009 Current time: Fri 19 May 10:27:11 UTC 2006 Note: A log will be saved to: /var/sadm/install/Storage_ADE/Install.log This script installs the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software, referred to as Storage A.D.E., for your storage system. Software components included in this distribution include: o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Enterprise Edition o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Management Station UI Please refer to the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.4 release notes for the Enterprise Edition and Management Station UI before installing this product. Do you want to install .... o The Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Enterprise Edition [y/n] : y o The Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Management Station UI [y/n] : y The Java Web Console is required by the Management Station UI and is not currently installed. Version 2.2 will be automatically installed by this program in order to satisfy this requirement. You have selected to install the following: o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Enterprise Edition o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Management Station UI o Java Web Console 2.2 Is this correct? [y/n] : yOnce the install has completed you see the following:
Installation successful +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | You have installed the following: | | | | o Java Web Console 2.2 - Success | | o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Enterprise Edition - Success | | o Storage A.D.E. 2.4 - Management Station UI - Success | | | | The UI can be accessed at the URL : https://<hostname>:6789/ | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Finished at: Fri 19 May 10:46:02 UTC 2006 Note: A log has been saved to: /var/sadm/install/Storage_ADE/Install.log
- Download the latest StorADE patches from SunSolve and install them in the following order:
- 117650 (SUNWstade)
- 117654 (SUNWstadm)
Running StorADE for the first time
When you first log in to the web interface, your landing page will probably be Site Setup. However, in this example, we will work with CLI options.
You must setup site information before you can continue to use StorADE:
- Change to the StorADE bin directory and start
ras_adminwith the argument
# cd /opt/SUNWstade/bin # ./ras_admin site_info_ipd Type 'q' to quit Enter Company Name* : Your Company Enter Contract Number : Enter Site Name* : Office name Enter Address : 000 Any Street Enter Address 2 : Enter Mail Stop : Enter City* : Anywhere Enter State : Enter Zip Code : Enter Country* : UK Enter Primary Contact Name* : Your Name Enter Primary Telephone Number : Enter Primary Extension : Enter Primary Contact Email* : email@example.comFollow the prompts to supply the information requested. Prompts marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields
- Enter y to save the specified site information.
Do you want to save these values [y=yes, n=no, q=quit]: y
- To discover supported devices use your favourite text editor and modify the device configuration file
- For each device to be discovered, specify the device IP address, the device name, the device type and comments, using the following syntax:
ip-addr name type # comment
The device name that you specify will be used if the device name cannot be retrieved automatically from the device itself.
# cat /etc/deviceIP.conf 10.10.1.5 sf4809 # SF480R, basement lab 10.10.1.19 sa3510 3510 # SE3510, basement lab 10.10.1.48 sa3910a sa # SE3910, basement lab 10.10.2.102 sat311 # T3, 1st floor lab 10.10.2.108 swmc1b mcdata # mcdata switch, 1st floor lab 10.10.2.109 stsam2b samfs # SAM-QFS, 1st floor lab
Valid device types include: brocade, inrange, mcdata, samfs, se, se2, switch, switch2, t3, 2210, 3320, 3510, 3511, 5210, 5310, 6020, 6120, 5130, 9900
- Execute the
ras_admincommand with the argument
deiscover_deviceIP. This will use your configuration stored in
# cd /opt/SUNWstade/bin # ./ras_admin discover_deviceIP Reading deviceIP: 10.10.1.5 sf4809 # SF480R, basement lab Start Discover:fromIP on 10.10.1.5 - snmp sysDesc is Sun SNMP Agent, Sun-Fire-480R Reading deviceIP: 10.10.1.19 sa3510 3510 # SF350, basement lab Start Discover::fromIP on 10.10.1.19 - found 1 device(s)
Initialising Slave Agents
If you have slave agents, you must set up the slave agents to report to the master agent of the Sun StorADE. This step is required on all slave hosts that will report to the master agent.
- To initialize a slave agent, issue the following command:
# /opt/SUNWstade/bin/ras_install -s <hostname>where <
hostname>is the IP name, FQDN, or IP address of the host on which the master agent is installed.
Notification setup is required so that if something adverse happens to your storage network, StorADE can notify someone about the problem. There are two classes of notification recipients:
- local -- Local notification methods include local email, SNMP traps, and Sun Management Center (SunMC) notification.
- remote -- Remote notification methods are specifically targeted for Sun and include Network Storage Command Center (NSCC) email and Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect.
For this example, we will setup simple email notifications. The default options are ok:
- Change to the StorADE bin directory:
# cd /opt/SUNWstade/bin
- For each email recipient you want to add, execute
ras_adminwith the argument
-e email-address. For example:
# ./ras_admin email_add -e firstname.lastname@example.org -s mailsvr SMTP server = mailsvr Entry Email/Events Type Device Priority Events Active ------ ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------------- --------- ------- 1 email@example.com Email All Crit. & Above All Yes See command's usage: Usage: ras_admin email_add -e email_address -c -t type list -l priority -s SMTP_server [-h] -c is a list of components enclosed by "'s to send notification on. IE: -c "t3 switch" If no -c option is given, all device notifications will be sent. -l is the priority of of alerts to be sent Valid options are: ALL, Major_and_above, Critical_and_above, Down, Critical, Major, Information IE: -l Major_and_above If no -l option is given, Critical and above emails will be sent -t is the type of notification, email or pager. IE: -t pager If no -t option is given, email will be sent.
For more information on the ras_admin CLI command, see the ras_admin(1M) man page.