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IBM DS6xxx and DS8xxx

Updated: June 16, 2017

Find details on how to add your IBM DS6xxx or DS8xxx arrays to SRM Profiler. Below are details about what you need before you begin, instructions on using the Add a Device Wizard, and guidance for resolving the troubleshooting messages you might encounter.

Before you begin

Provider IP address

IP address of the SMI-S provider

Provider Admin Username

The Administrator Username is assigned when the IBM Provider is installed.

Provider Admin Password

The Administrator Password is assigned when IBM Provider is installed.

  • An SMI-S Provider must be installed and configured before you can add IBM DS6xxx or DS8xxx arrays to SRM Profiler. The IBM Provider is a separate piece of software as illustrated in the diagram below.


  • For more information about downloading and installing an IBM Provider, see the IBM Provider FAQ or contact IBM for support.
  • Before adding your IBM DS6xxx or IBM DS8xxx arrays to SRM Profiler, you must collect the information listed in the table below.

Add the array

Use the Add a Device wizard to add your array to SRM Profiler.

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device wizard

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device wizard provides details and guidance about the error messages you might encounter.

Manual configuration

Use the manual configuration if you must specify parameters that are not available from the Add a Device Wizard.

  1. In step 1 of the Add a Device Wizard, select IBM DS6xxx, DS8xxx.
  2. From the Add a Device – IBM DS6xxx, DS8xxx window, click the Manual Configuration link.
  3. In the Create New Device for Agent: Storage Array window, provide the following information:
    • Server IP Address: From the drop down menu, select the SRM Profiler agent you want to monitor your array.
    • Device Display Name: Enter a meaningful name for your array.
    • Storage Array Type: Set to Storage Array IBM DS 6k/8k series.
    • Active: Keep this box checked. Clearing this check box stops data collection for your array.
  4. In the Configure Device window, provide the values for the following fields.

    Other parameters are editable from this window. Make changes only if you are sure of a parameter value, otherwise leave the default value.

    • Status: Select On.
    • User Name: Enter the user name used to access the provider.
    • Password: Enter the password used to access the provider.
    • Provider IP Address: Enter the IP address of the provider.
    • Storage Array WWN: Enter the array identifier (WWN of the IBM DS6xxx or DS8xxx array).
  5. Click Test to test the connectivity between the SRM Profiler proxy agent and the array's SMI-S provider. You must enter the username, password, and provider IP before you can test the connection.
  6. Click Save to save the configuration and push it to the SRM Profiler proxy agent to begin monitoring the array.

Additional information


6000, 8000





Requires SRM Profiler agent?



  • IP Address of the SRM Profiler
  • ID and Password to SRM Profiler
  • Latest IBM SMI-S Provider installed on a Windows/Linux server that has IP connectivity to the SRM Profiler server.

Can also monitor these via the HMC. Needs to be enabled via IBM.


Account and password stored in SRM Profiler database and configuration files on SRM Profiler proxy agent using custom encryption

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

Configurable: 5988 (HTTP) or 5989 (HTTPS) used by SMI-S provider



  • See the SRM Profiler Ports section below.
  • Can be HTTP/HTTPS between SRM Profiler proxy agent and the IBM SMI-S provider.

Requires a SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Windows or Linux

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