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Configuring the IBM XIV/A9000 data collector

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IBM XIV and A9000 (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/A9000 array, which runs a SMI-S provider on port 7778.


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Storage System


Storage Pool

Storage Pool




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:


Field Description

XIV IP address

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

User Name

User name for the XIV storage


Password for the XIV storage

Full Path to XIV CLI Directory

Full path to the folder containing the XIV CLI

SMI-S Host IP Address

IP address of the SMI-S host

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40 minutes.

SMI-S Protocol

Protocol used to connect to the SMI-S provider. Also displays the default port.

Override SMI-S Port

If blank, use the default port in the Connection Type field, otherwise enter the connection port to use


User name for the SMI-S Provider Host


Password for the SMI-S Provider Host

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

Interval between performance polls. The default is 300 seconds.


Additional information on this Data Collector may be found from the Support page or in the Data Collector Support Matrix.