Managing and Monitoring Data Collection > IBM VIO Data Collector Policy
Version 9.1
IBM VIO Data Collector Policy
Prerequisites: 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. See the Data Collector Installation Guide for specific IBM VIO prerequisites.
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 VIO.
4. Specify Data Collector Properties.
5. 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.
LPAR Management Server*
The address of the IBM LPAR Management Server of either HMC or IVM—either the IP address or server name.
Comma-separated addresses or IP ranges are supported, e.g.,, myhost.
User ID*
Username and password for the LPAR Management Server. For HMC, the username should have at least HMC Viewer permissions.
Note: The password is encrypted prior to saving in the database and is never visible in any part of the application.
Use Access Control Command
Click the check box to indicate access control commands
Access Control Command
Access control command for the IBM VIO server, either sudo, pbrun, or sesudo.
Private Key File
The private key file for the IBM VIO server
Known Hosts File
Known hosts file for the IBM VIO Server.
The path used by the VIO server
Click the check 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.
6. Click OK to save the policy.