Cloud Insights uses this data collector to discover inventory and performance data for IBM CS storage systems.


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the IBM CS 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

Storage Pool

Storage Pool

Nutanix Container

Internal Volume

Nutanix Container

File Share

NFS Share


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


  • The external data services IP address for the cluster

  • Administrator user name and password


Field Description

Prism External IP Address

The external data services IP address for the cluster

User name

User name for the Admin account


Password for the Admin account

Advanced configuration

Field Description

TCP port

TCP Port used to connect to the IBM CS array. The default is 9440.

Inventory poll interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 60 minutes.

Connection timeout (sec)

Connection timeout The default is 60 seconds.

Performance poll interval(sec)

Interval between performance polls. The default is 300 seconds.