BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization v10.7.00 and later
Supported versions of the embedded CIM Agent
IBM Storwize V7000
For more recent versions, please contact our support team.
IBM SVC-Storwize ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization leverages the embedded SMI-S provider to collect capacity information about IBM SVC and Storwize storage systems.
The embedded SMI-S provider is automatically activated and the ETL accesses it via port 5989 (default). A user with security/Admin or administrator role is required.
Complete the following steps to deploy the ETL Module:
A successful installation will result in a green line in the Additional Packages table.
Complete the following steps to configure an ETL service and add it as an ETL task to extract capacity and performance metrics:
Specify values for the common and advanced properties that are listed under the expandable tabs. To view or configure advanced properties, click Advanced.
For details about the common properties, see Common configuration properties. The following table lists the properties that are specific to the IBM SVC-Storwize ETL module:
Hostname or IP address of the server where the IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent is running.
Port number used by the IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent (Default: 5989).
Username to connect to the IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent (Default: admin).
Password to connect to the IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent.
Transport protocol used by the IBM SVC-Storwize CIM Agent (for HTTP, the default port is 5988; for HTTPS, the default port is 5989).
ETL additional settings
|Volumes||This property allows you to disable or enable volumes monitoring and fine-tune the creation of volume entities in the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization environment. For more information, refer to.|
|Levels up to||
By default, extended level metrics are not imported by the ETL. To import them, you will have to customize the collection level and set it to  Extended.
The ETL relies on the embedded SMI-S Provider to collect information about IBM SVC-Storwize storage systems. Because some connectivity issues may exist and cause the ETL to fail, it is highly recommended to test the connection to this specific component. The procedure is as follows:
Discovering volumes and collecting their performance metrics are resource-intensive actions that can create extra workload on the system. To reduce the system resource consumption, administrators can disable or enable the volumes monitoring at will and fine-tune the creation of volume entities into the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization environment.
The following metrics are no longer collected and displayed in the console when volumes monitoring is disabled:
From the Volumes pull-down lists, select one of the following options:
Use this configuration if the number of volumes to manage significantly slows down the system performance. Disabling the volumes monitoring prevents the discovery of volumes and consequently does not allow the ETL to collect, save or process their data. Note that the calculation of metrics for other sources may be impacted.
|Collected for metric computation (Default)|
Use this configuration if you wish to collect and process volume-related metrics without loading this information in the console. The collected data will however be used to calculate metrics for other sources, when required. This will reduce the resource consumption of your system.
|Collected and Imported|
Use this configuration if your system is powerful enough to manage all the volumes to monitor.
An ETL task can be run manually to retrieve performance metrics. Please note that the steps listed in this section are not mandatory and are only required if the ETL is not already scheduled for execution.
To run the ETL task:
When the execution is complete, the value of the Status column in the ETL tasks table changes to SERVICE_ON.
The collect frequency is the rate at which data is collected. Collect frequency is set to 15 minutes by default, which means that it only applies to entities with an average duration of 900 seconds. It can however be modified to include more entities and performance metrics.
To know the average duration, under the Worskpace tab, select one entity, click the Metrics tab, and verify the Average duration column of the performance metrics.
To set the collect frequency:
IBM SVC-Storwize ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization defines the following lookup fields:
|Entity type||Lookup fields|