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IBM® Storage Insights enables you to reduce costs by reclaiming unused storage and placing the right data on the right tiers. You can rapidly detect storage availability and performance issues. It also offers streamlined, proactive support, helping resolve issues faster.
Once you log into your IBM Storage Insights instance, you will be prompted to download and install the data collector. You will need to specify the storage resources that you want to monitor and analyze in the GUI. The data collector will then run in the background.
The data collector can be extracted and run on any server that runs Windows, Linux (64-bit, RHEL 5 and higher), or IBM AIX® operating systems or a virtual machine that has access to both the internal SAN attached infrastructure as well as access to the internet to communicate with the cloud portal.
It can monitor Dell EMC VMAX and VNX, and provides direct support for nearly 400 IBM solutions including flash, file, object, software-defined and block solutions using on-premises IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, IBM Storwize® or VersaStack external virtualization.
Yes. You can download multiple data collectors to connect to storage systems located in different data centers and gain insights into the asset, capacity and performance data that is collected and analyzed in IBM Storage Insights.
Storage system metadata is sent. This includes information about the configuration of the storage system such as name, firmware and capacity; subresources of the storage system; the performance of storage system resources; and subresources such as pools and volumes.
To ensure the security of the HMC, the best practice is to ensure that all IBM DS8000® storage systems are patched or updated to a firmware level that does not use the SSLv3 protocol. If you want to add storage systems at an earlier firmware level, follow the directions in the link below.
IBM Storage Insights Foundation is designed to minimize the time to detect and resolve storage related issues. It helps storage administrators optimize monitoring of their inventory of IBM block storage systems and facilitates interaction with IBM support to resolve issues faster.
IBM Storage Insights Foundation is an entitled version at no cost to Storage Insights subscribers and participants in the pilot program. IBM Storage Insights is subscription based; it includes all entitled functions plus a more comprehensive view and advanced capabilities. Both help resolve issues.