Viewing the details of a storage device

You can view detailed information about managed storage devices from Lenovo XClarity Administrator, including the IP address, product name, serial number, and details about each canister.

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To view the details of a specific managed storage device, complete the following steps.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Storage. The Storage page is displayed with a tabular view of all storage devices that are installed in managed chassis.

    You can sort the table columns to make it easier to find specific storage devices. In addition, enter text (such as a system name or IP address) in the Filter field to further filter the storage devices that are displayed.

    Illustrates the list of managed storage devices in the Storage page.
  2. Click the storage device name in the Storage column. The Summary page is displayed, showing the properties and a list of components that are installed in that storage device.

    Illustrates the summary page for a specific storage device.
  3. Complete one or more of the following actions:
    • Click Summary to view a summary of the server and its installed components, including system information and installed devices (see Viewing the status of storage devices).
    • Click Inventory Details to view details about the storage device components, including:
      • Firmware levels for the storage device.
      • Details of the management-controller network, such as the hostname, IPv4 address, IPv6 address, and MAC addresses.
      • Asset details of the storage device.
      • Details about each canister in the storage device.
      Tip: If an expansion node, such as the Flex System Storage Expansion Node or the Flex System PCIe Expansion Node is installed in the chassis and connected to a storage device, inventory details for the expansion node is displayed as well.
    • Click Alerts to display alerts in the alerts list that are related to the storage device (see Working with alerts).
    • Click Event Log to display the events in the event log that are related to the storage devicestorage device (see Working with events).
    • Click Jobs to display a list of jobs that are associated with the storage device (see Monitoring jobs).
    • Click Light Path to display the current state of each LED on the storage device.
    • Click Power and Thermal to display the power and thermal characteristics for the storage device.
      Tip: Use the refresh button on your web browser to collect the latest power and thermal data. Collecting data might take several minutes.

What to do next

In addition to displaying summary and detailed information about a storage device, you can perform the following actions:
  • View a storage device in graphical rack or chassis view by clicking Actions > Views > Show in Rack View or Actions > Views > Show in Chassis View.
  • Export detailed information about the storage device to a CSV file clicking the Actions > Inventory > Export Inventory.
    • For more information about inventory data in the CSV file, see the GET /storage/<UUID_list> REST API.

    • When importing a CSV file into Microsoft Excel, Excel treats text values that contain only numbers as numeric values (for example, for UUIDs). Format each cell as text to correct this error.

  • Launch the management controller web interface for the storage device by clicking the IP address link (see Launching the management controller interface for a storage device).
  • Power a storage controller in the storage device on and off (see Powering on and off a storage device).
  • Virtually reseat the storage controller in the storage device (see Virtually reseating a server in a Flex System chassis).
  • Modify system information by selecting a storage device and clicking Edit Properties.
  • Refresh inventory by selecting a storage device and clicking Actions > Inventory > Refresh Inventory.
  • Exclude events that are of no interest to you from all pages on which events are displayed by clicking the Actions > Service Reset > Exclude Events (see Excluding events).
  • Resolve issues that might arise between the Lenovo XClarity Administrator security certificate and the security certificate of the CMM in the chassis where the storage device is installed by selecting a storage device and clicking Actions > Service > Resolve Untrusted Certificates (see Resolving an untrusted server certificate).