DataON Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) servers running Server 2022 can be monitored using Intel Data Center Manager (DCM), which provides detailed metrics and performance data for server hardware components. This blog post will cover how to monitor DataON S2D servers using Intel DCM without the Intel DCM agent. This method is helpful in scenarios where the Intel DCM agent cannot be installed on the Server or a non-Instrumentation API (IAPI) based monitoring is preferred.
Setting up Intel DCM
To set up Intel DCM for monitoring DataON S2D servers without using the Intel DCM agent, you will need to follow these steps:
- Download and install the latest version of Intel DCM from the Intel website.
- Launch the Intel DCM console and select Add Server from the Servers menu.
- Enter the IP address, username, and password for each DataON S2D Server you want to monitor.
- Select the hardware components that you want to monitor for each Server. The available hardware components may vary depending on the specific server model.
Configuring DataON S2D servers for monitoring
To configure DataON S2D servers for monitoring with Intel DCM without using the Intel DCM agent, you will need to enable IPMI on each Server. To do this, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to each DataON S2D Server using administrative credentials.
- Enter the BIOS setup utility.
- Locate the IPMI configuration settings and enable IPMI.
- Configure the IPMI settings, including the IP address, username, and password.
- Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup utility.
Analyzing collected data
Once the DataON S2D servers are configured for monitoring with Intel DCM, you can begin collecting performance data and analyzing the results. The Intel DCM console provides various tools and reports for analyzing the collected data, including graphs, charts, and tables.
To analyze the collected data, you can follow these steps:
- Launch the Intel DCM console and select the Server you want to analyze from the Servers menu.
- Select the hardware component that you want to analyze from the left-hand menu.
- Use the available tools and reports to analyze the collected data. For example, you can view graphs of CPU usage over time or tables of memory usage by application.
Monitoring DataON S2D servers running Server 2022 using Intel DCM without the Intel DCM agent is an effective way to monitor server performance and diagnose hardware issues. Following the steps outlined above, you can set up Intel DCM, configure DataON S2D servers for monitoring using IPMI, and analyze the collected data. This process can help improve the reliability and performance of your S2D infrastructure, allowing you to deliver high-quality services to your customers.
Cristal Kawula MVP