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IBM switches

Monitoring IBM switches

OpStor provides monitoring and management of IBM switches

Models Supported

  • IBM SAN Switch Model 2109  
  • IBM System Storage 2498B24
  • IBM System Storage 2498B40
  • IBM System Storage2498B80
  • IBM TotalStorage SAN-32M
  • IBM Flex System FC3171

Features supported

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Fabric Switch
  • Fabric switch ports
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Errors
  • Rx Traffic
  • Rx Utilization
  • Tx Traffic
  • Tx Utilization
  • Fabric Switch Status
  • Switch Port status
  • Availability
  • Switch Summary
  • Switch Zoning
  • Switch Port statistics
  • Interconnect details
  • Real Time graphs

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM Switches

  • Ensure SNMP agent is running in the IBM switch
  • By default OpStor uses snmp port 161 and read community public for discovery.
  • If the settings are different , please provide the same details while adding the switch in OpStor
  • Make sure the IP of the server running OpStor is included in the SNMP access list of the IBM Switch
  • The following command can be used to know the snmp community & access list configurations in IBM switches.
  • In older versions of Fabric OS, run the command  agtcfgdefault via CLI  console of the switch
  • In newer versions of Fabric OS, run the command snmpConfig --set accessControl to add OpStor Server IP Address to the Access Control List. Use the command snmpConfig --show accessControl to verify whether you have successfully added OpStor Server IP Address to the access control list.
  • Register OpStor server IP address as a trap destination for the IBM Switch.
  • In older versions of Fabric OS , use agtcfgset command in the Fabric OS command line interface to specify the Trap Recipient. 
  • In newer versions of Fabric OS, use the command snmpconfig --set snmpv1 to add OpStor Server IP Address to the Trap Recipients list. Use the command snmpconfig --show snmpv1 to verify whether you have successfully added OpStor Server IP Address to the Trap Recipients list.

Note : We strongly recommend you to refer the IBM OS Reference Manual before executing the above commands.

Steps to add IBM Switch in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of IBM Switch
  • Choose Device Type as 'FCSwitch'
  • Choose Vendor as 'SNIA FCMGMT'
  • Provide SNMP Port and Community string (default is 161 and public)
  • If needed change the Timeout value (default value is 5 seconds)
  • Click on Add Device.

Note : If the Ping option is disabled for the device, then please uncheck 'Ping the given IP' field.
Note : In case of non discovery of the device, please follow the troubleshooting tips displayed in the webclient and try re-adding the device.

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