NetApp – nSanity
nSANity Data Collector is a support tool designed to aide users and technical support in troubleshooting complex issues. nSANity is able to collect diagnostic and configuration data from a variety of components including:
To get it, you need a NetApp account.
Here are a couple of usage documentation.
Syntax: nsanity windows:[domain-name]\[user-name]:*@[host-name] Sample - connect to local computer, using current user's credentials nsanity windows://localhost Sample - use current user's credentials nsanity windows://dbHR Sample (enter password in clear text) nsanity windows://corp\daniel:mypwd@dbHR Sample (enter password when prompted) nsanity windows://corp\daniel:*@dbHR
There are some important details when you run this on a MS Windows platform and target a MS Windows host. Here they are:
- If you enter credentials and target your current machine, ensure that the username and password are correct; as things will not work otherwise. Even though, this requirement must be met you will subsequently be told “User credentials can not be specified for local connections, retrying with current user credentials“
- Based on one the comments posted by a user, the password entered can not be more than 8 characters. I can confirm that as version 1.2.10 that is no longer the case.
On MS Windows Host:
On MS Windows host, please make sure that you have the following installed:
MFC90 – Requirement
The Windows executable requires MFC90 Runtime libraries, which are included with Windows 7. If your Windows host does not have the required libraries then they may be downloaded from Microsoft at the following URL.
MFC 90 is bundled with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1
- Microsoft x64 – Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
- Microsoft x86 – Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
FCINFO for Windows 2003
Microsoft Windows 2003 hosts require an additional package in order to allow complete data collection of HBA information. The Microsoft package is call fcinfo, which provides the HBAFAPI and WMI classes to access the API.
This package may be downloaded directly from Microsoft:
- Netapp Performance Troubleshooting
- NetApp NSO-502 Study Notes Part 4/4 : SAN Implementation Testing