How do you measure throughput on a Dell EMC CX300 Storage Array?

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
We have a Dell EMC CX300 hosting one of our applications with two Windows Server 2003 SQL servers connected to it.  How can I pull up a live monitor or capture data that tells us how much of the available throughput is being used?   Would we have to install an application that is compatible with the CX300 onto one of the servers or onto an XP workstation for remote monitoring?  Would this require buying a license?  Would you just use Windows Performance monitor?  
Question by:yuhs
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    by:Duncan Meyers
    Windows Perfmon will give you both throughput and bandwidth stats. Use the following counters:

    Physical Disk:
    Select the drives that you want to monitor
    Disk Reads/sec
    Disk Writes/sec
    gives throughput.

    Disk Reads bytes/sec and
    Disk Write bytes/sec give bandwidth.

    You can also collect statistics from the CX300. Right-click on the array serial number in Navisphere and select Properties. Tick the Statistics Logging box on the General tab. You may also have Navisphere Analyzer installed, a stats monitoring package (although this would be unusual for a CX300). Right click on the array serial number in Navisphere and select Analyzer. If you have options greyed out, then Analyze is not installed, although you can collect stats in an encrypted form. If you have options available, you can pull more stats off the CX300 than you can possibly analyze....  :-)

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    Yea I am a noob... can i install Navisphere on my XP desktop or would I need to install it on the Windows 2003 SQL server that is attached to the array?
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    Navisphere runs in a web browser - you point your web browser to the management IP addresses of the CX300 and Navisphere will load. You'll need the administrator usern ame and password (usually admin/password - note that both username and password are case-sensitive)

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