|Article Number: 531452||Article Version: 3||Article Type: How To|
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The Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) is an optional storage area network (SAN) health monitor supported on all switches running Fabric OS 7.2.0 or later that allows user to enable each switch to constantly monitor itself for potential faults and automatically alerts the user to problems before they become costly failures. MAPS tracks a variety of SAN fabric metrics and events. Monitoring fabric-wide events, ports, and environmental parameters enables early fault detection and isolation as well as performance measurements. MAPS provides a set of pre-defined monitoring policies that allows user to immediately use MAPS on activation.
MAPS provides three predefined policies that you can neither modify or delete:
Contains rules with thresholds values between the aggressive and conservative policies.This is the default policy.
Contains rules with very strict thresholds. Use this policy if you need a pristine fabric (for example, FICON fabrics).
Contains rules with more lenient thresholds that allow a buffer and do not immediately trigger actions.This policy to be used in environments where the elements are resilient and can accommodate errors.
Although the pre-configured policies can't be modified, a policy can be created based on these policies.
MAPS allows user to define their own policies. User can create a policy and add rules to it, or can clone one of the default policies and modify the cloned policy.
In addition, MAPS provides customizable monitoring thresholds. These allow user to configure specific groups of ports or other elements so that they share a common threshold value. User can configure MAPS to provide notifications before problems arise, for example, when network traffic through a port is approaching the bandwidth limit. MAPS lets user define how often to check each switch and fabric measure and specify notification thresholds. Whenever fabric measures exceed these thresholds, MAPS automatically provides notification using several methods, including e-mail messages, SNMP traps, and log entries.
The MAPS dashboard provides user with the ability to view in a quick glance what is happening on the switch, and helps administrators dig deeper to see details of exactly what is happening on the switch (for example, the kinds of errors, the error count, and so on.)
MAPS provides a seamless migration of all customized Fabric Watch thresholds to MAPS, thus allowing you to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of MAPS. MAPS provides additional advanced monitoring, such as monitoring for the same error counters across different time periods, or having more than two thresholds for any error counters. MAPS also provides support for user to monitor the statistics provided by the Flow Monitor feature of Flow Vision.
MAPS configuration tasks
Configuration task Command Enabling MAPS mapsconfig --enablemaps Migrating from Fabric Watch to MAPS (Converting Fabric Watch policies to MAPS policies) mapsconfig - -fwconvert Viewing group information logicalgroup --show Modifying a policy mapspolicy Creating a policy mapspolicy --create Enabling a policy mapspolicy --enable Modifying a default policy mapspolicy --clone Adding a rule to a policy mapspolicy --addrule Deleting a rule from a policy mapspolicy --delrule Creating a rule mapsrule --create Modifying a rule mapsrule --config Enabling or disabling actions at a global level mapsconfig --actions Sending alerts using e-mail mapsconfig --emailcfg Viewing the MAPS dashboard mapsdb --show Viewing historical data mapsdb --show history
For more information refer to the respective FOS version’s MAPS guide.