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Pinned topic how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

‏2012-12-18T06:25:08Z |
Hello all!!!

Can anybody help me with some guides or step by step documentation how I must connect from IBM Director 6.3.1.1 to DS8800 for monitoring?
Must I use root user or can I use some monitor user without administrators rights on DS8800?
Can i connect with NAPI from IBM Director 6.3.1.1 to DS8800 for monitoring or how else?

I can't find documentation about this question. Thanks for your help!!!

I found only
This example illustrates how to add a native API for a DS8000 family device.

smcli mkdatasource -c ds8k -i 9.3.194.11 -u admin -w admin

but what i must do next....?????
Updated on 2013-01-09T05:59:15Z at 2013-01-09T05:59:15Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

    ‏2012-12-19T13:13:20Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Can anybody help me?
  • gcorneau
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    Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

    ‏2012-12-19T16:27:38Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    So firstly you'll have to have the Storage Control plug-in installed (Check the Home page for the list of plug-ins).

    After that's verified, and you've successfully run the "smcli mkdatasource" command, you have to collect inventory on the "Farm" object that corresponds with the Systems Director Server (note: this is NOT the same object as the OS or Virtual Server MEP that corresponds to the SD Server, it's a different, unique object). You may have to use the "Find a resource" task.

    After that, it should show up in the list of Storage Devices.


    Glen Corneau
    IBM Power Systems Advanced Technical Skills
  • RS_UK_HAL
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    Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

    ‏2012-12-19T16:40:04Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    First of all, you need Storage Control Manager (SCM) for DS8000 family storage products:

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

    SCM InfoCentre is here:

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.storagectrl.helps.doc/fqm0_t_sc_storage_control.html
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

      ‏2012-12-21T10:05:58Z  in response to RS_UK_HAL
      thank you I have done it!!!

      but i have some question

      1. Must I use root user or can I use some monitor user without administrators rights on DS8800?
      2. Can i connect with NAPI from IBM Director 6.3.1.1 to DS8800 for monitoring or how else?
      • gcorneau
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        Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

        ‏2012-12-21T16:03:45Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Second question first:

        2. When using ths mkdatasource with the "-c ds8k" you are connecting using the Native API:

        http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.cli.helps.doc/fqm0_r_cli_mkdatasource.html

        As to the other question, the examples show an admin user (my assumption is with administrative rights). If all you're looking for is monitoring, perhaps you can use an ID with lesser rights. If you want to be able to do VMControl provisioning you'll want the user with admin rights. If you have an IBM support contract for Systems Director Enterprise Edition, you may want to open a PMR and ask this question.


        Glen Corneau
        IBM Power Systems Advanced Technical Skills
        • SystemAdmin
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          Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

          ‏2012-12-24T08:44:04Z  in response to gcorneau
          Thank you for this!!!

          What i must do after? (
          http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.cli.helps.doc/fqm0_r_cli_mkdatasource.html )

          smcli mkdatasource -c ds8k -i ip_address -u user_id -w password

          What I must do in web-console Director server to connect with NAPI (what permission i must use root(administrator) or monitoring user for DS8800)???

          Can anybody answer me, without create request to tech-support?
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            Re: how connect DS8800 to IBM Director 6.3.1.1

            ‏2013-01-09T05:59:15Z  in response to SystemAdmin
            for add DS8800 i did

            1. smcli rmdatasource -c ds8k -i ip_address
            2. from Director console System Configuration\Storage Management\Discovery Storage input ip address DS8800. You can use user account DS8800 with read permission.