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Pinned topic SVC / V7000 monitoring

‏2012-06-27T08:42:37Z |
Hi all,

I'm new to IBM having come from a HP background. We are implementing an IBM SVC/V7000 SAN and I was planning to use Systems Director to monitor the hardware.

I have been told though that IBM SD no longer supports, or can monitor SAN storage hardware.

Does anyone know if this it correct information? It sounds a bit strange to me to be honest. If this is the case, what are my options?

I noticed a package called "IBM TotalStorageProductivity Center". Is what I need now?

Sorry if I haven't provided enough information.

Be nice to the newbie ;-)

Cheers,
Mark
Updated on 2012-12-20T15:41:55Z at 2012-12-20T15:41:55Z by gcorneau
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

    ‏2012-06-27T13:47:21Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    You can monitor the V7000 using an add-on to IBM Systems Director called Storage Control. You can find information on Storage Control on the web at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/storage/. You can also download a trial copy of Storage Control from the web at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/downloads/plugins.html.

    Storage Control is similar in function to IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Basic. There are other products in the IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center family that provide additional storage monitoring/management.

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    Craig Elliott
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      Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

      ‏2012-06-27T13:57:24Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for the reply. Does this software monitor the SVC as well?
      Cheers,
      Mark
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        Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

        ‏2012-06-29T23:19:16Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Yes, you can also monitor the SVC with Storage Control. For a complete list of supported storage devices, refer to the InfoCenter at:

        http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.plan.helps.doc/fqm0_r_hardware_compatibility_storage_devices.html

        Note: At the time I typed this response, the InfoCenter was very slow, requiring me to refresh the page serveral times before it loaded. If it it doesn't load the first time, please try again.

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        Craig Elliott
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      Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

      ‏2012-07-17T11:26:40Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Hi Craig,

      Could you give me any information about the Storage Control licencing?!
      Per Management Server?! or Per Managed Server/System?! or Per Storage capacitiy?!

      Many thanks,
      beno
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        Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

        ‏2012-07-18T22:45:13Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        The Storage Control plug-in is licensed on the Systems Director Server only.

        There is no per-Managed Server, per-Endpoint, per-Storage Subsystem, per-Storage Capacity licensing.


        Glen Corneau
        IBM Power Systems Advanced Technical Skills
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          Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

          ‏2012-07-25T09:59:04Z  in response to gcorneau
          Thank you,
          beno
          • bennn
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            Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

            ‏2014-02-05T10:29:45Z  in response to SystemAdmin

            Hi Glan!

            We ordered an IBM Director Storage Control license and got the information from the official distributor that this product can be registered to a specific  storage device only (Storwize V7000) . Unfortunately the end user has only V3700, TS3100 and some X3650M4 servers. Before the ordert was placed we checked the product specification and could not find such a clauseWe checked it again in IBM publicly available documents and there is no info about this limitation. 


            Does anyone have a similar experience? If yes what was the solution?

            Many thanks,

            beno

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    Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

    ‏2012-12-20T10:56:51Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    1. Storage Control Manager (SCM) is a great solution, but if I want to simply receive events from my V7000 into Systems Director 6.3.2, do I really need to install SCM or can I just discover, request access, inventory and monitor for health status, my V7000 - simply from Storage Manager and not SCM?

    2. Also, what gets disabled on SCM, after 90 days trial? What can I still do with it, after 90 days?
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      Re: SVC / V7000 monitoring

      ‏2012-12-20T15:41:55Z  in response to RS_UK_HAL
      Storage Control or TPC is required for the V7000:

      http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.plan.helps.doc/fqm0_r_hardware_compatibility_storage_devices.html

      From the help screen on Storage Control (SC, not SCM):

      "At the end of the trial period, the monitoring functions remain operational. You can view the health and configuration of the device and monitor its capacity and utilization, and remove the device from the Systems Director inventory. If the permanent key is not acquired and installed after the trial period, you cannot use Storage Control to discover and add new devices to Storage Control."

      Glen Corneau
      IBM Power Systems Advanced Technical Skills