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Discovery data collected for storage via a host

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Discovery data collected for storage via a host

Discovery gathers information about storage units that connect to Linux, Solaris, and Windows hosts via a local I/O port or Host Bus Adapter (HBA).

Probes used to discover storage from a host

Table Probes
Disk [cmdb_ci_disk]
  • KVM
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Disk Partition [cmdb_ci_disk_partition]
  • KVM
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Fibre Channel Disk [cmdb_ci_fc_disk]
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port]
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
File System [cmdb_ci_file_system]
  • KVM
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
iSCSI Disk [cmdb_ci_iscsi_disk]
  • KVM
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
NAS File System [cmdb_ci_nas_file_system]
  • KVM
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba]
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
Storage Pool [cmdb_ci_storage_pool] Linux - Storage
Storage Pool Member [cmdb_ci_storage_pool_member] Linux - Storage
VMware vCenter Datastore [cmdb_ci_vcenter_datastore] VMware - vCenter Datastores

Storage references discovered

Discovery maps these references for storage units that connect to a host via a local I/O port or Host Bus Adapter (HBA).
Table and column Reference Target data element
cmdb_ci_storage_device.computer refers to the cmdb_ci_computer
cmdb_ci_storage_device.provided_by refers to the cmdb_ci_fc_port (for FC only)
cmdb_ci_disk_partition.disk is a partition of cmdb_ci_disk
cmdb_ci_storage_hba.computer is the cmdb_ci_computer
cmdb_ci_fc_port.controller contains the cmdb_ci_storage_hba
cmdb_ci_fc_port.computer is the same cmdb_ci_computer as cmdb_ci_storage_hba.computer
cmdb_ci_storage_volume.computer is the cmdb_ci_computer
cmdb_ci_storage_volume.provided_by is the cmdb_ci_storage_pool or cmdb_ci_storage_pool or cmdb_ci_storage_device (providing storage)
cmdb_ci_storage_pool.hosted_by is the cmdb_ci_computer
cmdb_ci_computer the pool is on cmdb_ci_storage_pool.container
cmdb_ci_storage_pool.container is the cmdb_ci_storage_pool or cmdb_ci_storage_pool_member containing the pool (if the pool is present)
cmdb_ci_storage_pool_member.pool is the cmdb_ci_storage_pool
cmdb_ci_storge_pool_member.storage is the cmdb_ci_storage_pool, cmdb_ci_disk_partition or cmdb_ci_storage_device providing storage

Data collected for HBAs on Linux and ESX servers

Discovery collects information on host bus adapters (HBA) for fiber channel enabled devices connected to Linux and ESX servers.
Table 1. HBA tables and fields
Label Table Field name Source
Name Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] name
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
WWNN Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] wwnn
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Model ID Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] model_id
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Computer Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] computer
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Table 2. Fibre Channel ports
Label Table Field name Source
WWPN Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] wwpn VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage
  • probe
  • Linux - Storage
WWNN Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] wwnn
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Port type Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] port_type
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Speed Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] speed
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Controller Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] controller
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Computer Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] computer
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Linux - Storage
Table 3. Fibre Channel targets
Label Table Field name Source
FC Disk Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] fc_disk
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Created by Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_created_by
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Created Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_created_on
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
SysID Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_id
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Updates Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_mod_count
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Updated by Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_updated_by
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Updated Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] sys_updated_on
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
WWNN Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] wwnn
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
WWPN Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] wwpn
  • Linux - Storage
  • Solaris - Storage
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012

Data collected for HBAs on Solaris servers

Discovery on Solaris supports HBAs manufactured by:
  • Emulex
  • QLogic
Discovery populates these fields in the Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] table, using the Solaris - Storage probe and sensor.
Label Field name
Name name
Computer computer
Device ID device_id
Manufacturer manufacturer
Model ID model_id
Serial number serial_number
Discovery populates these fields in the Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] table.
Label Field name
Name name
Computer computer
Controller controller
WWPN wwpn
WWNN wwnn
Port type port_type
Speed speed
Operational status operational_status
Discovery populates these fields in the Fibre Channel Disk [cmdb_ci_fc_disk] table.
Label Name
Name name
Storage type storage_type
Device interface device_interface
Device LUN device_lun
Discovery populates these fields in the Fibre Channel Targets [cmdb_fc_target] table.
Label Name
FC Disk fc_disk
WWNN wwnn
WWPN wwpn

Data collected for HBAs on Windows servers

Discovery on Windows supports HBAs on any operating system.
Table 4. HBA tables and fields
Label Table Field Name Source
Name Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] name
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
WWNN Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] wwnn
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Model ID Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] model_id
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Computer Storage HBA [cmdb_ci_storage_hba] computer
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Table 5. Fibre Channel ports
Label Table Field Name Source
WWPN Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] wwpn
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
WWNN Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] wwnn
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Port type Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] port_type
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Speed Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] speed
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Controller Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] controller
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
Computer Fibre Channel Port [cmdb_ci_fc_port] computer
  • VMWare - vCenter ESX Hosts Storage probe
  • Windows - Storage 2008
  • Windows - Storage 2012
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