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Monitoring IBM Storwize using OpStor

Monitoring IBM Storwize using OpStor

OpStor provides monitoring and management of IBM Storwize Storage Arrays.

Models Supported

  • V3700
  • V7000

Features supported

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Raid Controllers
  • Raid Controller Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • Backend Volume
  • IO Group
  • Storage Volume
  • Storage Pool
  • Raid Controller status
  • Raid Controller Port status
  • IO Group status
  • Storage Volume Status
  • Storage Pool Status
  • Backend Volume Status
  • Availability
  • Capacity Summary

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM Storwize Storage Arrays

  • OpStor uses IBM Storwize SMI-S provider for monitoring the storage.
  • The provider is by default embedded in the storage
  • Ensure that the SMI-S provider is properly running.

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM Storwize SNMP Traps

  • Connect to IBM Storwize Web Interface with an administrator account.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Event Notifications.
  • Click on SNMP.
  • Enter the fully qualified domain name or IP Address of the Server in which OpStor is installed, in the IP Address section.
  • Now specify the Port Number as 162. 
  • Now check all the Event Notifications checkbox. 

Steps to add IBM Storwize Storage Arrays in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide the IP Address of the array
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'IBM'
  • Choose the Model as 'V7000'
  • In the Username field, provide the SMI-S provider's username.
  • In the Password field, provide the SMI-S provider's password.
  • Provider the port number at which the CIM agent is running (5989 or 5988)
  • Check whether SSL should be Enabled (https) or Disabled (http)
  • Provide the namespace to connect to the provider. (by default root/ibm)
  • If needed change the Timeout value (default is 180 seconds)
  • 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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