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Cloud Insights uses the 3PAR InServ (Firmware 2.2.2+, SSH) data collector to discover inventory and performance for HP 3PAR StoreServ storage arrays.


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the 3PAR InServ 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:

Field Description

Physical Disk


Storage System


Controller Node

Storage Node

Common Provisioning Group

Storage Pool

Virtual Volume


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


The following are required to configure this data colletor:

  • IP address or FQDN of the InServ cluster

  • For inventory, read-only user name and password to the InServ Server

  • For performance, read-write user name and password to the InServ Server

  • Port requirements: 22 (inventory collection), 5988 or 5989 (performance collection) [Note: 3PAR Performance is supported for InServ OS 3.x+]

  • For performance collection confirm that SMI-S is enabled by logging into the 3PAR array via SSH.


Field Description

Storage IP address

Storage IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the InServ cluster

User Name

User name for the InServ Server


Password used for the InServ Server

SMI-S Host IP address

IP address of the SMI-S Provider Host

SMI-S User Name

User name for the SMI-S Provider Host

SMI-S Password

Password used for the SMI-S Provider Host

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40 minutes.

Excluded Devices

Comma-separated list of device IPs to exclude

SSH Process Wait Timeout (sec)

SSH process timeout. The default is 60 seconds.

Number of SSH Retries

Number of SSH retry attempts

SSH Banner Wait Timeout (sec)

SSH banner wait timeout. The default is 20 seconds.

SMI-S Port

Port used by SMI-S Provider Host


Protocol used to connect to the SMI-S provider

SMI-S Password

Password used for the SMI-S Provider Host

SMI-S namespace

SMI-S namespace. The default path is root/PG_InterOp.

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