SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure

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Overview

This article explains how to install and configure the SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure. The SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure generates reports for hardware system summary, available capacity, hardware systems capacity by location, logical pool capacity by type, and total capacity by service quality. In addition, the SolutionPack obtains a topology view of the underlying system or service as discovered by the Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM) view.

reports screen

SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

Data collection methods

The XML collector is the only collector used to collect the data. Client must have United Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIM/P) and Unified Infrastructure Manager/Operations (UIM/O) virtual appliances installed in his environment with appropriate connectivity before deploying the SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure.

Main reports

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Preparing Converged Infrastructure

Identify the information required to support resource discovery and data collection before installing the SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure.

ViPR SRM communicates with Unified Infrastructure Manager using credentials with access to the UIM host.

Procedure

  1. Identify the user account credentials used to access the UIM host.
  2. Record this information for use when you install the SolutionPack.
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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select the SolutionPack for Converged Infrastructure in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
    The steps below assume a typical four VM deployment.
  8. In the Select the components to install window, make a selection in the Data collection field.
    If you select Add a new Data Collection, type information for the collected data. In the Hostname or IP address to send data field, type the Primary Backend host.
  9. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
  10. Select an item in the Alerting on data collection field.
    If you select Make a new Alerting on data collection, type information for the new alerting configuration. In the Alerting Backend the hostname or IP address field, select the Primary Backend host.
  11. In the UIM/P hostname or IP address field, type the UIM/P host.
  12. In the Username and Password fields, type the required credentials for the UIM/P host.
  13. In the UIM/O hostname or IP address field, type the UIM/P host.
  14. In the Username and Password fields, type the required credentials for the UIM/O host.
  15. Select Use advanced settings to configure polling settings.
  16. Click the plus (+) sign to add additional UIM devices.
  17. Click Next.
  18. In the Administration Web-Service Instance field of the Reports window, select the Frontend host (Default).
  19. Click Install.
    The SolutionPack installation begins.
  20. Click Ok once installation is complete.
    Performance data will displayed in about an hour.
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