Installing EMC Ionix Storage Insight for Availability

Here’s a quick cheat on how to install and get SIA up and running. Using SIA 2.3.1 to work with ECC 6.1 Update Bundle 7. Install EMC Solution Enabler. This is needed if you are going to monitor Symmetrix arrays.  We used version 7.1.0 for Windows. Install SIA Install permanent (or trial) license Perform any…

Enabling SSL on EMC Ionix ITOI Dashboard

One of the common requirements these days is to require that any web-based services are utilizing SSL/TLS for encryption and security. For those who have those requirements when deploying the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence (ITOI – aka SMARTS) Dashboard (tomcat), below should be very helpful. This takes you through getting a SSL certificate generated…

Troubleshooting EMC Ionix (SMARTS) – Part 1

Recently I went to a client to help them understand their current state of Enterprise Management. They leveraged EMC’s Ionix (aka SMARTS) for server, network, and storage monitoring. As usual in any IT enterprise, the guy who implemented left the company, and the newcomer was still ramping up. Additionally, they were experiencing high latency/poor user…

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