IBM DS6xxx and DS8xxx data collector Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

The IBM DS (CLI) data collector supports inventory and performance data acquisition for DS6xxx and DS8xxx devices.

DS3xxx, DS4xxx, and DS5xxx devices are supported by the NetApp E-Series data collector. You should refer to the Cloud Insights support matrix for supported models and firmware versions.


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

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term

Disk Drive Module


Storage Image


Extent Pool

Storage Node

Fixed Block Volume


Host FC Initiator (Mapped)

Volume Mask

Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data collecor.


You need the following to configure this data collector:

  • IP address of each DS array

  • Read-only username and password on each DS array

  • Third-party software installed on the Cloud Insights AU: IBM dscli

  • Access validation: Run dscli commands using the username and password

  • Port requirements: 80, 443, & 1750


Field Description

DS Storage

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the DS device

User Name

User name for the DS CLI


Password for the DS CLI

dscli executable path

Full path to the dscli executable

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls (min). The default is 40.

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)

The default is 300.

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