Gathering storage information for IBM SVC arrays in Storage Manager requires that the parser type is set to "ibmsvc." The parser value for IBM SVC arrays gets changed to the default setting of "generic" when performing a fresh install or upgrading to Storage Manager 6.0, making changes in the “Default SMI-S Policy (SMI-S)” policy and performing a push to the arrays. This will happen to any IBM SVC array included in the Default SMI-S Policy push.
When a push is performed using the Default SMI-S Policy, all arrays that use SMI-S for communications to Storage Manager will be included in the list. When the policy gets pushed to the agents monitoring the IBM SVC arrays, the values are changed for the parser type to the default setting of "generic."
The following two options will prevent or correct this issue when performing a policy push using the Default SMI-S policy:
After performing a Default SMI-S Policy push, the parser type for IBM SVC arrays remains as "ibmsvc" instead of changing to the default setting of "generic."