IBM DS data source

The IBM DS (CLI) data source supports DS6xxx and DS8xxx devices only. DS3xxx, DS4xxx, and DS5xxx devices are supported by the NetApp E-Series data source. You should refer to the Insight data source support matrix for supported models and firmware versions.


OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the IBM DS data source. For each asset type acquired by Insight, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data source, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Insight Term
Disk Drive Module Disk
Storage Image Storage
Extent Pool Storage Pool
Fixed Block Volume Volume
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.



Field Description
DS storage IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the DS Storage Host
User Name Name used for the DS CLI
Password Password used for the DS CLI
Executable dscli.exe Path Full path to the dscli.exe utility.

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)
Storage Display Name Name of the IBM DS storage array
Inventory Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device serial numbers to exclude from inventory collection
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)
Performance Filter Type Include: Data collected only from devices on list. Exclude: No data from these devices is collected
Performance Filter Device List Comma-separated list of device IDs to include or exclude from performance collection