IBM XIV (CLI) data collector uses the XIV command-line interface to collect inventory data while performance collection is accomplished by making SMI-S calls to the XIV array, which runs a SMI-S provider on port 7778.

Terminology

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term

Disk

Disk

Vendor/Model Term

Cloud Insights Term

Disk

Disk

Storage System

Storage

Storage Pool

Storage Pool

Volume

Requirements

The following requirements must be met to configure and use this data collector:

  • Port requirement: TCP port 7778

  • Read-only user name and password

  • The XIV CLI must be installed on the AU

Performance requirements

The following are requirements for performance collection:

Configuration

Field Description

IP address

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the XIV storage

User Name

User name for the XIV storage

Password

Password for the XIV storage

XIV CLI

Full path to the XIV CLI directory

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40 minutes.

CLI Process Wait Timeout (sec)

CLI process timeout. The default is 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. The default is 300 seconds.

Number of SMI-S Connection Retries

Number of SMI-S connection retry attempts.