IBM Spectrum Control: Agentless servers tip - how to handle an inconsistency in your storage environment
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IBM Spectrum Control™ now automatically generates agentless servers for the physical servers and virtual machines in your SAN environment, so that you can easily see how they are consuming storage. IBM Spectrum Control creates agentless servers by using information about the following resources:
Read about the benefits of automatic creation of agentless servers in this blog: A great time-to-value feature: IBM Spectrum Control auto-creates your agentless servers!
Depending on how you have defined the host connections in your storage environment, it might happen that not all of the servers in your environment are correctly identified. For example, you might have a server named myhost that is using volumes from a storage system. When you set up the server myhost, you create a host connection on the storage system for the server's WWPNs, and you name the host connection "myhost". Some time later, you add another fibre channel adapter to the server, but instead of adding the new WWPNs to the existing host connection "myhost" you create a new host connection "myhost1" for that server on the storage system.
In this case, because there are two separate host connections on the storage system and the host connections refer to different sets of WWPNs, IBM Spectrum Control creates two separate agentless servers, "myhost" and "myhost1". But because they both represent the same physical server, you want Spectrum Control to show just one agentless server. You can do this by merging the two agentless servers.
Here's how to merge the agentless servers in IBM Spectrum Control:
Agentless servers are also created automatically created in IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights. For more information about agentless servers in IBM Spectrum Control, go to the IBM Spectrum Control Knowledge Center.
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