IBM SVC data source

The IBM SVC data source collects inventory and performance data using SSH, supporting a variety of devices that run the SVC operating system. The list of supported devices includes models such as the SVC, the v7000, the v5000, and the v3700. Refer to the Insight data source support matrix for supported models and firmware versions.

Terminology

OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the IBM SVC 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
Drive Disk
Cluster Storage
Node Storage Node
Mdisk Group Storage Pool
Vdisk Volume
Mdisk Backend LUN
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.

Inventory Requirements

Note: No third-party software needs to be installed.

Performance Requirements

Configuration

Field Description
Cluster/s IP IP address of fully-qualified domain name for the SVC storage
Choose 'Password' or 'OpenSSH Key File' to specify credential type The credential type used to connect to the device via SSH
Inventory User Name User name for the SVC CLI
Inventory Password Password for the SVC CLI
Full Path to Inventory Private Key Full path to the Inventory private key file
Performance User Name User name for the SVC CLI for performance collection
Performance Password Password for the SVC CLI for performance collection
Full Path to Performance Private Key Full path to the Performance private key file

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)
Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device IDs to exclude from inventory collection
SSH Process Wait Timeout (sec) SSH process timeout (default 200 seconds)
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)
Performance Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device IDs to exclude from performance collection
Performance SSH Process Wait Timeout (sec) SSH process timeout (default 200 seconds)
To clean up dumped stats files Select to clean up dumped stats files