Configuring deep discovery for IBM XIV storage enclosures using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

Article:HOWTO78960  |  Created: 2012-08-24  |  Updated: 2012-08-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO78960
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Configuring deep discovery for IBM XIV storage enclosures using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

The Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping provides you detailed information on the storage enclosures in your datacenter. By bringing you the information to the level of adapters and disks, the Storage Insight Add-on helps you understand your storage enclosures in a much deeper level.

As part of its deep array discovery capabilities, the Storage Insight Add-on provides you options to understand the IBM XIV storage enclosures in your datacenter in a better way. It makes use of the XCLI utility that communicates to the IBM XIV systems using the TCP/IP protocol. The XCLI utility must be configured on the discovery host, which must be part of the Veritas Operations Manager domain.

After the Storage Insight Add-on performs the deep array discovery of the IBM XIV enclosures using the XCLI utility, you can view the following additional information on the details page of an IBM XIV enclosure:

  • Pool Volumes

  • Storage pools

  • Replications

  • Array ports and adapters

  • Host associations

To perform this operation, you must have the domain administrator privilege, with an access to the storage views and operations.

Note:

The size of 1 MB in an IBM XIV enclosure is equivalent to 1000 KB, unlike the normal 1024 KB. Therefore, the disk capacity may vary from what you actually see on an IBM XIV enclosure on the Veritas Operations Manager console.

To configure deep discovery for the IBM XIV storage enclosures

  1. In the Veritas Operations Manager console, select Settings > Enclosure.

  2. In the Enclosure page, click Actions > Configure New Device.

  3. In the Configure Device wizard panel, select the vendor and the enclosure model. Click Next.

    See Configure Device panel options for vendor and product selection.

  4. In the Configure Device wizard panel to specify the details of the devices, enter the required information. Click Next.

    See Configure Device panel options for enclosure selection.

  5. In the Configure Device wizard panel that lists the IBM XIV enclosures that are connected to the XCLI utility, enter the required information to update discovery information. Click Finish.

    See Configure Device panel options to update the enclosures discovery information.

See About Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

See About performance metering statistics for enclosure in Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0


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