vSphere 5.1 Storage Enhancements – Part 6: IODM & SSD Monitoring

To build on 5.0 enhancements to make the life of a vSphere administrator easier from a storage perspective, vSphere 5.1 includes additional command for the diagnosis of various storage protocol issues from the ESXi host. This new functionality is called I/O Device Management (IODM). This new namespace of esxcli commands includes Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, SAS Protocol Statistics as well as SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis And Reporting Technology) attributes.  The aim is to allow administrator determine if a storage issue is occurring at the ESXi, HBA, Fabric and Storage Port level.  The commands will enable an admin to look at … Continue reading vSphere 5.1 Storage Enhancements – Part 6: IODM & SSD Monitoring