Reporting from VOM (Veritas Operations Manager)

We have a requirment from a customer for extensive reporting using VOM (version 6.1). We have two main queries.

1. Does VOM still supports scripting addon for custom report generation? I noticed on SORT that scripting addon is not available for latest releases of VOM. If yes can anyone explain how we can generate custom reports using scripting addon.

2. Can Fabric Insight addon do extensive reporting for SAN switches like reports on enclosure and site based SAN Switch port utilization (Percentage and Ratio)? I believe this type of reporting was available in command central storage, so is it also available in VOM?

Regards,

Mohsin Mansoor

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1. Does VOM still supports scripting addon for custom report generation?

<mha> This is a two part answer:

- No, the scripting addon is no longer supported.  You may want to investigate using the xdistc command which operates at the command line for distribution of scripts and commands to the servers in the domain .

This is documented as follows:

Veritas ™ Operations Manager
Management Server 6.1 User Guide

Appendix B on page 623.

 

xdistc – command-line interface to VRTSsfmh distributor
 

Here is an older screencast which will convey the general usage of xdistc however the documentation cited above is most current.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/screencast-using-xdistc-command-distributor-storage-foundation-manager-multi-system-managemen

- As an alternative to custom scripts, you may also want to investigate using the Web Services API for direct access to the VOM database on the CMS. While this is designed to be accessed via web based protocols, the documentation explores command line methods of access as well.

This is documented in the same guide in Chapter 37.

 

Using Web services API
 

I noticed on SORT that scripting addon is not available for latest releases of VOM. If yes can anyone explain how we can generate custom reports using scripting addon.

 

2. Can Fabric Insight addon do extensive reporting for SAN switches like reports on enclosure and site based SAN Switch port utilization (Percentage and Ratio)? I believe this type of reporting was available in command central storage, so is it also available in VOM?

 

<mha> VOM switch discovery using the Fabric Insight Add-on for Cisco and Brocade switches.

switch_discovery_0.png

 

Please let me know of questions or concerns you have regarding these issues.

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1. Does VOM still supports scripting addon for custom report generation?

<mha> This is a two part answer:

- No, the scripting addon is no longer supported.  You may want to investigate using the xdistc command which operates at the command line for distribution of scripts and commands to the servers in the domain .

This is documented as follows:

Veritas ™ Operations Manager
Management Server 6.1 User Guide

Appendix B on page 623.

 

xdistc – command-line interface to VRTSsfmh distributor
 

Here is an older screencast which will convey the general usage of xdistc however the documentation cited above is most current.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/screencast-using-xdistc-command-distributor-storage-foundation-manager-multi-system-managemen

- As an alternative to custom scripts, you may also want to investigate using the Web Services API for direct access to the VOM database on the CMS. While this is designed to be accessed via web based protocols, the documentation explores command line methods of access as well.

This is documented in the same guide in Chapter 37.

 

Using Web services API
 

I noticed on SORT that scripting addon is not available for latest releases of VOM. If yes can anyone explain how we can generate custom reports using scripting addon.

 

2. Can Fabric Insight addon do extensive reporting for SAN switches like reports on enclosure and site based SAN Switch port utilization (Percentage and Ratio)? I believe this type of reporting was available in command central storage, so is it also available in VOM?

 

<mha> VOM switch discovery using the Fabric Insight Add-on for Cisco and Brocade switches.

switch_discovery_0.png

 

Please let me know of questions or concerns you have regarding these issues.

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Thanks Michael, I will go

Thanks Michael,

I will go through the "xdistc" command option.

For my second question, in the printshot i only see that Fabric insight can discover the SAN switches. I wanted to know how detailed can VOM do reporting on SAN switches. Like can it give us the port utilization/percentage on the whole fabric?

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I wasn't able to find

I wasn't able to find percentages but here's a couple of screen captures regarding port utilization.  There is also a report section that focuses on Storage but you could request an enhancement for specialized reports through the Ideas portal for consideration by the Product Manager)

 

switches_unconfigured_ports.png

switches_ports.png