IBM XIV data source

IBM XIV (CLI) data source inventory is performed by using the XIV command-line interface. XIV performance is accomplished by making SMI-S calls to the XIV array, which runs a SMI-S provider on port 5989.


OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the IBM XIV 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 Disk
Storage System Storage
Storage Pool Storage Pool
Volume Volume
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.



Field Description
IP Address IP address or fully-qualified domain name for the XIV storage
User Name User name for the XIV storage
Password Password for the XIV storage
Full path to XIV CLI directory Full path to the XIV CLI directory

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)
CLI Process Wait Timeout (ms) CLI process timeout (default 7200000 ms)
SMI-S Host IP IP address of the SMI-S Provider Host
SMI-S Port Port used by SMI-S Provider Host
SMI-S Protocol Protocol used to connect to the SMI-S provider
SMI-S Namespace SMI-S namespace
Username User name for the SMI-S Provider Host
Password Password for the SMI-S Provider Host
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)
Number of SMI-S Connection Retries Number of SMI-S connection retry attempts