Pre-Installation Setup for IBM Enterprise > Prerequisites for Adding Data Collectors (IBM Enterprise)
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Prerequisites for Adding Data Collectors (IBM Enterprise)
APTARE IT Analytics supports the following IBM Enterprise storage arrays, running DSCLI & above.
Identify a server where the Data Collector software will be installed. Server requirements include:
64-bit OS. See the APTARE IT Analytics Certified Configurations Guide for supported operating systems.
Support Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 10.0.2.
For performance reasons, do not install Data Collectors on the same server as the APTARE IT Analytics Portal. However, if you must have both on the same server, verify that the Portal and Data Collector software do not reside in the same directory.
Install only one Data Collector on a server (or OS instance).
Ports used: TCP 1751, 1750, 1718
The IBM Enterprise Data Collector Policy is restricted to one array per policy.
DSCLI must be installed on the Data Collector server.
Gather the following required configuration details:
Array Addresses: IP addresses or name of the IBM DS Storage Frame.
Profile Name: The dscli.profile file name with its absolute path.
DSCLI Client Software Location: Location of the DSCLI executable on the Data Collector server.
User ID & Password: Credentials with monitor group privileges on the storage array.
Edit the DSCLI profile file (dscli.profile) and set the output format to XML. Locate the profile file, typically in the /profile sub-directory and named dscli.profile. In this file, un-comment the Output Format property and set it to XML, as shown in the following example.
# Output format type for ls commands, which can take one of the following values:
# default: Default output
# xml : XML format
# delim : delimit columns using a character specified by "delim"
# stanza : Horizontal table format
# "format" is equivalent to option "-fmt default|xml|delim|stanza".
format: xml