SolutionPack for IBM DS

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Overview

This article explains how to install and configure the SolutionPack for IBM DS. The SolutionPack for IBM DS enables you to generate real-time and historical reports and access capacity, performance, and inventory details about your IBM DS systems.

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Technical Specifications

SolutionPack for IBM DS version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

Main reports

IOPS
Total read and write requests per system
Throughput (/s)
Throughput of Read and Write operations for all systems
Subsystems Summary
Drill-down summary that contains key indicators such as the Controllers Ips, Drive count, Logical Drive count, Array count, Raw Capacity, Configured Usable, Unconfigured, Free Capacity and Used Capacity for all Subsystems
Inventory
Total count of all Drives, Controllers, Logical Drives and Ports for all Subsystems
Arrays Utilization forecast
Key indicators such as Parity Group Name, Capacity, Free Capacity and Used Capacity

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Preparing your IBM DS system for discovery and data collection

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

ViPR SRM communicates with the IBM CIM/SMI-S provider that queries the storage array.

Procedure

  1. Depending on your IBM DS model, do one of the following:
    • IBM DS 3K/4K/5K models: Manually install and configure the IBM CIM/SMI-S provider on a management server.
    • IBM DS 6K/8K models: The CIM/SMI-S provider is built into the Hardware Management Console (HMC).
      Note Image
      Ensure that the CIM agent is enabled, as it was disabled by default in releases prior to Release 4, Bundle 62.0.175.0.
  2. Identify the CIM username and password used to access the array.
  3. Record this information for use when you install the SolutionPack.
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Installing the SolutionPack

After you log in as an administrator, you can install a SolutionPack from Centralized Management.

Procedure

  1. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select the SolutionPack in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Type the instance name.
  9. Assign a server for each component.
    In a typical four server deployment, the components are assigned as shown below:
    • Data collection: Collector
    • Reports: Front End
  10. Click Next.
  11. Set the Data Collection settings.
    1. In the Data collection field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new host by selecting Add a new data collection. If you add a new host, in Hostname or IP address to send data to, type LocalHost. The default port is 2020.
    2. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
    3. In the Alerting on data collection field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new host by selecting Add a new Alerting on data collection. If you add a new host, in Alerting Backend hostname or IP address, type the hostname or IP address of the Primary Backend host. The default port is 2010.
    4. In the IBM DS specific configuration field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new configuration by selecting Add a new IBM DS specific configuration. If you add a new configuration, select Do you want to configure advanced settings to configure polling settings.
  12. Click Next.
  13. In Administration Web-Service Instance, select the Frontend host.
  14. Click Install.
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