Monitoring a storwize array

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To monitor a storwize Vx000 rack (V3000, V5000, V7000), iIt is necessary to create an SSH authentication key, without passphrase, to connect to the IBM Storwize device with the user. This key will then have to be integrated into Storwize array.

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Login in SSH console mode with the root user.

Check the presence of the /home/nagios/.ssh folder, and the rights : ls -la /home/nagios/.ssh

If it doesn't exist, create it: mkdir /home/nagios/.ssh

If the user / group is not nagios, change the rights: chown nagios:nagios /home/nagios/.ssh

Switch to user nagios : su nagios

Generate the key: ssh-keygen

Keep the default options, do not enter passphrase. You notice that the file is created in the /home/nagios/.ssh directory, and contains the key on only one line.

On your workstation, create a text file containing the contents of /home/nagios/.ssh/, on one line.

On the IBM Storwize bay

Create a nagios user and place it in the group Monitor. Assign the previously created key to it (import text file).

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Test by connecting to the array IBM Storwize ssh nagios@ [IP baie IBM Storwize]

If the connection takes place without requesting a password, the test is positive. Otherwise, it is likely that the key has been incorrectly copied / associated with the nagios user created on the IBM Storwize array, repeat the procedure carefully.

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