IBM PowerVM data source

The IBM PowerVM (SSH) data source collects information about virtual partitions running on IBM POWER hardware instances managed by a hardware management console (HMC). For configuration, this data source requires the user name to log in to the HMC through SSH, and the view-level permission on HMC configurations.


OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the IBM PowerVM 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
hdisk Virtual Disk
Managed System Host
LPAR, VIO Server Virtual Machine
Volume Group Data Store
Physical Volume LUN
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.



Field Description
Hardware Management Console (HMC) Address IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the PowerVM Hardware Management Console
HMC User User name for the Hardware Management Console
Password Password used for the Hardware Management Console

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 20 minutes)
SSH Port Port used for SSH to the PowerVM
SSH Process Wait Timeout (sec) SSH process timeout (default 600 seconds)
Number of Retries Number of inventory retry attempts
Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device IDs or display names to exclude