IBM ESS Shark series in OpStor

Monitoring and Management of IBM ESS Shark series in OpStor

OpStor provides monitoring and management of IBM ESS Shark series

Models Supported

  • ESS 2105-800
  • ESS 2105-750
  • ESS 2105-F20

Features supported

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  • Array Controllers
  • Array Controller Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • Storage Pools
  • Storage Volumes
  • Interconnects Info
  • Array System status
  • Array Controller status
  • Drive Drive status
  • Storage Pools status
  • Storage Volumes status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability Reports

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM ESS Shark Array

  • OpStor uses the IBM Common Information Model (CIM) Agent for ESS to monitor the IBM ESS Shark Array
  • The IBM ESS CIM agent can be installed on any server that is pingable from the server where OpStor is installed
  • IBM CIM agent install requires esscli utility is already installed in the server
  • The ESS CIM Agent is downloadable from the IBM site at
  • Installation details for the ESS CIM Agent are available in the above page itself
  • Disable DigestAuthentication by setting DigestAuthentication flag to false in file
    Note : Default directory is C:\Program Files\IBM\cimagent
  • Start the ESS Provider service CIM Object Manager - DS Open API from the Windows services menu

Steps to add IBM ESS Shark Array in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of server where IBM ESS CIM Agent is running
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'IBM'
  • In Username field enter the ESS CIM Agent username
  • In the Password field enter the ESS CIM Agent password
  • Provide the Port number at which the CIM Agent is running(5989 or 5988)
  • Choose whether the SSL should be Enabled(https) or Disabled(http)
  • Provied the name space (by default root/ibm)
  • Enter the timeout
  • Click on Add Device.

Note : If the Ping facility 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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