StarWind® Swordfish™ Provider How to monitor StarWind® using Swordfish Provider

Published: June 2017

StarWind Swordfish Provider is a tool that provides a unified approach to the storage and servers management in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments. In this way, the integration of Swordfish API simplifies the way StarWind fits into your existing environment allowing to configure StarWind Virtual SAN resources as storage containers for virtual machines and provide more efficient management for the architecture simplifying storage provisioning and consumption on the whole.

This guide provides a detailed instruction on how to deploy StarWind Virtual SAN integrated with SNIA Swordfish. The document specifies what Swordfish resources StarWind integrated to the provider organizing them in a resource reference table.

The first step on the way to deploy Starwind Swordfish Provider is to launch StarWind Virtual SAN and install the StarWind Cluster Service. You should also check whether Swordfish Provider is running. To see it, you will have to open the page specified in the guide with a web browser of your choice.

The next step is to create the StarWind cluster. To be able to do this, you must open PowerShell with administrative rights and run the cmdlet provided. Once that is done, the guide will give you a few options on how to find the information on the recently created Cluster: either in a browser or using the PowerShell.

Having created the cluster, you should add the storage nodes to it using the PowerShell cmdlet. Similar to the previous step, upon completion the guide will provide you with a few options on how to get a general and more detailed information about the Cluster. Next, you will create the Storage Node profiles using the StarWind Management Console. You will be asked to create the target of the VVols type and run the PowerShell cmdlet.

Once the profiles are created, you will have to create the datastores running the PowerShell cmdlet.

In the last part, the guide will show you how to create and delete the Virtual Volumes through PowerShell, as well as check information on the results.

After configuration is finished, you will be able to control and monitor the StarWind storage infrastructure using Swordfish API.

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