• Storage Management,
      Made Simple.

INFORMATION WHERE YOU WANT IT, WHEN YOU WANT IT.

Organizations are facing an exponential increase in complexity and cost managing their storage resources within the entire Big Data infrastructure. Today’s storage networks are made up of local block-based arrays, file systems, business analytics repositories, and distributed object stores, each with their own unique management requirements. In order to cope with this explosion in complexity, data managers need the features and efficiency derived from a single application that monitors and manages all types of storage resources.

DirectMon is DDN’s configuration and monitoring solution that leverages our leadership in supporting the world’s largest file storage systems. Purpose-built to improve the performance of IT operations, top-down support is provided for managing multiple DDN SFA® Storage Arrays and GRIDScaler® and EXAScaler® file system solutions, as well as IME® Burst Buffer.

Taking the complexity out of managing Big Data storage resources, DirectMon’s easy-to-use features and notifications allow administrators to resolve problems quickly, freeing up valuable time to concentrate on more important tasks. DirectMon is ideally suited for any size IT environment to help you simplify the configuration and management of your storage infrastructure, even as data continues to grow exponentially.


DirectMon 2.0 Overview - DataDirect Networks

 

DirectMon 2.0 Overview – DataDirect Networks

DIRECTMON USE CASES

DirectMon Specifications

SUPPORT Single Interface Support for All DDN Platforms
INTERFACES Web and thick client
METRICS
Up to 80,000 per instance
HIGH AVAILABILITY
Ethernet
DATA COLLECTION LIFESPAN
Optional second server for High Availability
ALERTS
  • System wide health check
  • User defined alerts and thresholds
  • Configurable GRIDScaler and SFA Reporting
  • Call Home
SFA
  • SFA easy configuration
  • Host channel and VD read & write IOPs and throughput
  • 300+ metrics
WOS
WOS Core and WOS Access Server accessible via link
GRIDSCALER
  • Custom dashboard, health checks
  • Monitoring: NSD-servers, CPU, network, IOPs,throughput, filesets, quotas, free space, GRID Gateway
  • Management: Quotas, CLI for configuration
GRIDSCALER BRIDGE
read/write, metaoperations stored over time, in addition to links to bridge instance webpage
EXASCALER
  • Custom dashboard, health checks
  • Monitoring: CPU, memory, network, IOPs,throughput and free space per file system,OSS and MDS
IME Cluster status, Total Capactiy, Read/Write throughput, IOPs, NVM BFS, R/W throughput per IME node, CMTlog Read/Write, OPs
SUPPORTED SYSTEMS
  • SFA10K, SFA10K -M, SFA12K-20, SFA12K-40, SFA14K,SFA14KE SFA7700, GRIDScaler, GRIDScaler 12K-20E
  • EXAScaler, EXAScaler 12K-20E
  • GRIDScaler Bridge, IME, GS7K, ES7K, SFA7700X
DIRECTMON® OPERATING SYSTEM Linux (CentOS 6.6)
THICK CLIENT OPERATING SYSTEM Windows and Linux
CONNECTIVITY Ethernet
REDUNDANCY Optional second server for High Availability
SFA OS VERSION REQUIRED v1.5 or higher
CAPABILITIES
  • Site setup and configuration
  • Configuration of alerts based on user defined thresholds
  • Statistics and Historical Trends
  • Centralized Log Collection
  • User Authorization and Roles
  • Performance Optimizations
  • Health Checks to prevent downtime
  • Set Notifications and Trigger Custom Scripts
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Head-node (Management Server):
Dell Server: 1U DDN DM Server:

  • Single 1.8GHz Intel E5-2403 (4 core)
  • 12GB RAM Memory
  • 2 x 500GB SATA (RAID 1)
  • IPMI port
  • 2 x 1 GigE ports for non-HA configurations
  • 4 x 1 GigE ports for HA configurations
  • DirectMon will undoubtedly be a key tool for Big Data customers as the face inevitable future growth, and this goes hand-in-hand with DDN's company DNA.

    Jeff Bowles, Taneja Group

RESOLVING BIG DATA CHALLENGES

Our SFA Architecture is designed to scale over 1TB/s and support 10/s of petabytes of storage capacity in a
compact and energy efficient data center footprint