<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Enterprise Virtual Array Sensor

The Enterprise Virtual Array sensor monitors an HPE Storage Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) via the sssu.exe from HPE P6000 Command View Software (previously known as HP Command View EVA Software).

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

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Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Performance impact

  • This sensor has a high performance impact. We recommend that you use no more than 200 of this sensor on each probe.

HPE P6000 Command View Software


  • This sensor requires that you explicitly specify the credentials for the EVA in the sensor settings.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.

Hosted probe

i_podYou cannot add this sensor to the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance. If you want to use this sensor, add it to a remote probe device.

Add Sensor



Scanning Mode

Specify the depth of the meta-scan:

  • Basic mode: We recommend that you use this scanning mode. Various modules of your EVA are available for monitoring.
  • Detailed mode: PRTG scans for each disk of your EVA. It lists every disk in the module selection.

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • eva

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

EVA Credentials



User Name

Enter the user name for the EVA.


Enter the password for the EVA.

EVA Settings




The module that this sensor monitors.

i_round_blueYou can edit this setting if, for example, you rename the module or move it to a different folder. This way, PRTG can find the module again and you do not lose the monitoring history.


The system of the module that this sensor monitors.

Module Type

The type of the module that this sensor monitors.


The description of the module that this sensor monitors.

Result Handling

Define what PRTG does with the sensor result:

  • Discard result (default): Do not store the sensor result.
  • Store result: Store the last sensor result in the \Logs\sensors subfolder of the PRTG data directory on the probe system. The file names are Result of Sensor [ID].txt and Result of Sensor [ID].Data.txt. This setting is for debugging purposes. PRTG overwrites these files with each scanning interval.

i_round_blueIn a cluster, PRTG stores the result in the PRTG data directory of the master node.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.

This sensor can show the status of several HPE EVA modules:

  • System controllers
  • Enclosures
  • Disks
  • Disk groups
  • Folders
  • Hosts
  • Snapshots
  • Data replication
  • Cabinets
  • If the devices have measuring tools for fans and temperature, this sensor displays corresponding data as well.

For these EVA components, this sensor can show the following:

  • Operational status
  • Predicted failures
  • Accessible media
  • Allocation in percent
  • Availability for VRaids in bytes
  • Exaggerated bytes
  • Group host access
  • Number of grouped and ungrouped disks
  • Age of snapshots
  • License status


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