Managing and Monitoring Data Collection > IBM Enterprise (6000 & 8000 Series) Data Collector Policy
Version 9.1
IBM Enterprise (6000 & 8000 Series) Data Collector Policy
When configuring IBM Data Collector Policies, the 3000 and 4000 Series are referred to as the IBM Modular series and the 6000 and 8000 Series are referred to as the IBM Enterprise series.
Capacity Manager supports the following IBM Enterprise storage arrays, running DSCLI & above.
A Data Collector must exist in the Portal, to which you will add Data Collector Policies. For specific prerequisites and supported configurations, see the APTARE StorageConsole 9.1 Certified Configurations Guide.
For the IBM Enterprise arrays (6000 & 8000 Series), the profile must be modified. Locate the profile file, typically in the /profile sub-directory and named dscli.profile. In this file, uncomment 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
Configuring an IBM Enterprise Policy
1. Select Admin > Data Collection > Collectors.
The list of currently configured Portal Data Collectors is displayed.
2. Select a Data Collector from the list.
3. Click Add, and then select IBM Enterprise.
4. Enter or select the parameters. Mandatory parameters are denoted by an asterisk (*):
Sample Value
The domain identifies the top level of your host group hierarchy. The name was supplied during the installation process. All newly discovered hosts are added to the root host group associated with this domain. Typically, only one Domain will be available in the drop-down list.
If you are a Managed Services Provider, each of your customers will have a unique domain with its own host group hierarchy.
To find your Domain name select Admin > Hosts and Domains > Domains.
Profile Name*
Specify the profile filename, including the absolute path. e.g.
Windows: C:\Program Files\ibm\dscli\profile\dscli.profile
Linux: /opt/ibm/dscli/profile/dscli.profile
C:\Program Files\ibm\dscli\profile\dscli.profile
Linux: /opt/ibm/dscli/profile/dscli.profile
Array Address*
IP address of the IBM Storage Array. Only one array per IBM Enterprise Data Collector Policy is allowed.
IBM DSCLI client software location *
The location of the DSCLI executable, for example:
Linux: /opt/ibm/dscli
Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\dscli
User ID*
Specifies the user ID for the account that has monitor group privileges on the storage array.
The password is encrypted prior to saving in the StorageConsole database and is never visible in any part of the application.
Array Details
Check the box to collect array details.
Click the clock icon to create a schedule. Every Minute, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly schedules may be created. Relative schedules are relative to when the Data Collector is restarted. Advanced use of native CRON strings is also available.
Examples of CRON expressions:
*/30 * * * * means every 30 minutes
*/20 9-18 * * * means every 20 minutes between the hours of 9am and 6pm
*/10 * * * 1-5 means every 10 minutes Mon - Fri.