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OnCommand Insight

IBM DS data source


The IBM DS (CLI) data source supports DS6xxx and DS8xxx devices only. DS3xxx, DS4xxx, and DS5xxx devices are supported by the NetApp E-Series data source. You should refer to the Insight data source support matrix for supported models and firmware versions.


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

Vendor/Model Term

Insight Term

Disk Drive Module


Storage Image


Extent Pool

Storage Pool

Fixed Block Volume



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


  • IP address of each DS array

  • Storage Display Name is optional and cosmetic only

  • Read-only username and password on each DS array

  • Third-party software installed on the Insight server: IBM dscli

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

  • Port requirements: 80, 443, & 1750




DS storage

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the DS Storage Host

User Name

Name used for the DS CLI


Password used for the DS CLI

Executable dscli.exe Path

Full path to the dscli.exeutility.

Advanced configuration



Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)

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)

Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)

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