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  • Eclipse Data Collection Appliance

  • The Eclipse Data Collector Appliance will empower and enable clients by:

    • Providing a robust infrastructure data collection, reporting and analysis toolset
    • Providing the broadest and deepest most accurate view of infrastructure components and configurations in the shortest possible timeframe with the least complexity
    • Eliminating the dependence on manual processes
    • Increasing accuracy & improving the efficiency of the information gathering process
    • Providing an open interface to export data into proprietary internal or third party tools and processes
    • Providing a flexible architecture that enables the quick delivery of new features (often in days or weeks)
    • Providing an economical and competitive tiered pricing model for small and large implementations

    Clients can leverage the Eclipse Data Collector Appliance to provide:

    • A complete view of the enterprise infrastructure including Servers, Storage Arrays, SAN Switches, IP Routers and Switches, and IP Phones
    • Quickly collect critical information agent-lessly all supported devices

    Support for critical infrastructure best practices for IT asset management, configuration management, software license audits and other compliance audits and related optimizations to the IT infrastructure.

  • Product Features

  • Host Data Collection

    In addition to end user reports, raw data collected by the tool will be made accessible to Dell consulting resources. The raw data will be available either in a database form. Data points to be collected are in the sections that follow.

    Physical Servers

    • Configuration
        o Hostname
        o Manufacturer
        o Model
        o CPU Count
        o CPU Type
        o Physical memory
        o For each FC HBA
                •    WWN
                •    Manufacturer/Model #
        o For each iSCSI HBA
                •    IP address
                •    Manufacturer/Model #
        o Disk device mapping
    • Performance
        o CPU Utilization
        o Memory Utilization
        o Pages in/out
        o disk reads/sec (each file system)
        o disk writes/sec (each file system)
        o disk read KB/sec (each file system)
        o Logical disk write KB/sec
        o Network packets/sec in/out (each interface)
        o Network KB/sec in/out (each interface)
        o Disk queue depth


    • Configuration
        o CPU Count (host & guest)
        o CPU Type (host)
        o Physical Memory (host & guest)
        o Guest OS
        o For each filesystem/volume (host & guest):
                •    Total size
                •    Free space
                •    Used space
        o For each NIC (host & guest):
                •    IP address
                •    MAC address
                •    Manufacturer/Model #
        o FC WWN (host & guest)
    • Performance
        o CPU Utilization (host & guest)
        o Memory Utilization (host & guest)
        o Pages in/out (host & guest)
        o Disk writes/sec (host & guest)
        o Disk reads/sec (host & guest)


    The Data Collector Appliance will provide Dell with a capability to map applications running on the specific servers, and the data dependencies between these applications.


    The Data Collector Appliance will collect storage configuration information. This tool will collect the following data without the requirement of host agents:

    • Array manufacturer
    • Array model
    • FC WWNs
    • MAC addresses
    • Number of controllers
    • Controller models
    • Controller software/firmware revision
    • Disk inventory
        o Manufacturer
        o Model
        o Disk firmware
        o Size
        o Speed
    • Configured luns/volumes
        o Name
        o Device ID
        o Size
        o Server mapping
    • Drive shelves
        o Model
        o Number of slots
        o Number of drives
    • RAID group configuration
    • Thin provisioning data

    Network Data Collection

    The Data Collector Appliance will collect network information and is capable of traversing the network. In addition, the following data will be collected:

    • Configuration (Routers and Switches)
        o Model
        o OS level
        o Current configuration details
        o Port count
        o Port type
        o Port speed
        o MAC address of device connected to each interface
        o VLAN Configuration
        o IP address structure
        o L3-routing
        o Blade/module inventory
    • Performance
        o Port utilization
        o Port errors


    While priority is being placed on data gathering, reporting capabilities are also an important consideration. The Data Collector Appliance can generate reports that are applicable to workload profiling and IT design.

    The following reports can be provided:

    • Application inter-dependency diagram (MS Visio format preferred)
    • Application-storage mapping (MS Visio)
    • Physical/Virtual CPU Utilization
    • Virtualization candidates report
    • Asset geographic location
    • Network interface performance
    • IP, Subnet, VLAN inventory reports
    • Network device performance graphs
    • Network map
    • Network problem log report
    • Network top conversations
    • Network protocol distribution

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