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HP 3PAR vs Operations Manager (part1)


There are several ways to monitor your HP 3PAR , both with its call home features and 3PAR monitoring console , where you can drill down to each counter and feature and monitor/tweak each setting

But for the day to day monitoring we “just” want to know if the system is healthy and leave the deep level for the storage teams

For this we can use the integration from HP Storage Management Pack and get our 3PAR shown in the same Operations Manager Console as the rest of our enterprise is looking at.



Download the newest version of the HP Storage Management Pack , download can be found at ,( free login required)


For this install the Management Pack was installed directly on a management group server


Select the path for the Operations Manager install


The Management Pack have integrations for all major HP storage products , here only 3PAR is required (this is improvement from the old MP’s that imported everything)


Shouldn’t take more than a few minutes


Success ! Smile



in the 3PAR management console , create a user for monitoring purpose


3PARMonitor with the browse security role , during testing we had a issue with passwords containing some “!§ chars like this but due to time constrains we didn’t see if was the 3PAR or the Configiration Tool that had the limitation



Note the IP address for the 3PAR system


Start the HP Storage Management Pack Tool , add the IP address of the management server (in this case the same server as its installed on)


Add HP Storage System


Enter the IP address and the credentials from the newly created monitor user


Verify that the 3PAR is listed and close the tool


In Operations Manager , Object Discoveries select the two discovery rules and override and enable them


on the management server that have the configuration tool installed


After 600 seconds later we now have the the 3PAR in our diagram view , next is the integration with the SNMP traps from 3PAR more to follow


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