IBM DS6000 and DS8000 Storage Systems

Important Information

The IBM DS6000 and DS8000 Storage Systems pattern is not compatible with HMC v9x.
IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) v9 no longer supports the CIM Agent/WBEM protocol, which is used by our pattern to access the IBM DS8x systems.


IBM DS6000 and DS8000 storage systems are discovered via IBM System Storage DS6000 / DS8000 Hardware Management Console (HMC) . As part of routine discovery, when IBM System Storage DS6000 / DS8000 Storage Manager software is encountered, an IBM CIM Agent for the DS Open API instance is created to represent the software. The management software is interrogated to discover any storage entities that it is managing. Once discovered, the storage entities are modeled in BMC Atrium Discovery.

Prerequisites

IBM DS6000 Series with Standalone SMI-S

  • Host credentials for the host on which the IBM DS6000 Storage Manager software is running.
  • Credentials for the IBM DS6000 Storage Manager. These credentials should be entered as WBEM credentials in BMC Discovery.

IBM DS8000 Series with Embedded SMI-S

  • Credentials for the IBM DS8000 embedded Storage Manager. These credentials should be entered as WBEM credentials in BMC Discovery.

IBM DS8000 Series with Standalone SMI-S

  • Host credentials for the host on which the IBM DS8000 Storage Manager software is running.
  • Credentials for the IBM DS8000 Storage Manager. These credentials should be entered as WBEM credentials in BMC Discovery.

It is assumed that the IBM System Storage DS6000 / DS8000 Storage Manager and the IBM CIM Agent for the DS Open API are installed and configured.If this is not the case, documentation links for installation and configuration are provided below.

Supported Platforms

  • IBM DS6000 series
  • IBM DS8000 series

Discovered Storage Information

Vendor Specific Limitations

No known vendor specific information.

Limitations

The IBM DS6000 and DS8000 Storage Systems pattern is not compatible with HMC v9x. IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) v9 no longer supports the CIM Agent/WBEM protocol, which is used by our pattern to access the IBM DS8x systems..

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