Setting up SAN discovery using SMI-S

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vScope use SMI-S to read SAN storage data from various vendors. SMI-S is also used to connect SAN to Microsoft Hyper-V. A good start when enabling SMI-S for vScope is therefore to enable SMI-S for SCVMM. Read more on below resources:

Dell Compellent

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20438128/download.aspx

Dell Equallogic

To our knowledge, Dell Equallogic does not support SMI-S.

EMC VNX

  • Target: SMI-S access is provided by a separate SMI-S Provider. This is not the VNX-appliance as such

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Microsoft Technet

HP 3PAR

SMI-S feature must be enabled. If disabled, enable it via the 3PAR Command Line Interface (CLI) using command “startcim”. To check status of the SMI-S Provider use command “showcim”. Restart the SMI-S Provider by “stopcim –f –x”

  • Target: Main cabinet
  • Credentials: Use the highest rights possible

IBM Storwize

  • Target: A typical configuration for your CIM client is to use the CIMOM that is located at https://cluster_ip (vScope uses the default port 5989). Read more
    • NOTE: Older variants of IBM Storwize have another SMI-S provider on the management IP, although IBM does not recommend to use this due to various performance problems. Make sure to use the provider from the cluster IP
    • Follow these steps to find the IP for cluster:  From the SVC GUI –> From TestProvider utility or from Confirm Provider in the Profiler GUI config page(only from Profiler version 4.9.1 or greater) –> Connect to the CIMOM on the management Console –> Enumerate CIM_ComputerSystem class. IP of the cluster is part of the identifier for the cluster instance
    • On V3700, you may use the CLI to list IP-addresses. Issue the lssystemip command to list the current IP addresses that are used by the system. Read more
  • Make sure SMI-S enabled (It is normally enabled by default, but might be disabled in some cases)
  • Credentials: Use an account with highest possible read rights (a “Monitor”-account gives certain info, but an “Operator” gives more. Superuser is the highest role). Read more

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NetApp

  • Target: SMI-S is provided by a separate SMI-S provider

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NetApp Community – How to enabled SMI-S

NetApp – About SMI-S

Nimble

  • Target: SMI-S provider is integrated in the storage array

“Nimble’s implementation of SMI-S is embedded into the storage array, and ready to serve CIM requests from any SMI-S client, right out of the box, without requiring the installation of additional hardware or software.”

https://www.nimblestorage.com/blog/technology/streamlining-storage-management-in-hyper-v-environments/

Tintri

https://knowledge.tintri.com/@api/deki/files/261/Tintri_VMStore_with_Hyper-V_BPG.pdf

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