Exporting Performance Data from NetApp DataFabric Manager

OnCommand_Unifiedmanager_LowResQuick post on how to export custom data from DataFabric Manager Performance Advisor.

NetApp Management Console gives a convenient access to the Performance Advisor data and graphs for a comprehensive analysis of NetApp performance. But NMC only shows graphs and doesn’t give access to the exact numbers. But there is a way to export them for further analysis from the dfm cli:

> dfm perf data retrieve -o filer_name -C disk:disk_busy -b “2013-05-23 12:00:00” -e “2013-05-23 17:00:00” -s 3600 -x TimeIndexed > C:\Temp\dfm_export.txt

Default sample rate for the performance data is 15 minutes. It means that you will get 20 lines of data for a 5 hour period. You can specify the data sample rate in seconds by using ‘-s’ key. Particular performance counter is specified by ‘-C’ key. To list all the available counters run:

> dfm perf export counter list

Data is exported in a list format, if you want it to look more like a spreadsheet, use ‘-x TimeIndexed’. And that’s all for now.

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2 Responses to “Exporting Performance Data from NetApp DataFabric Manager”

  1. masonianhotmailcom Says:

    Reblogged this on Ian's Notebook and commented:
    A colleague sent this on to me when I was trying to find a way to export some DFM data to use for capacity management. Really Useful

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