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Home > Success Center > Storage Manager (STM) > SRM Profiler Administrator Guide > Adding storage arrays > IBM ESS


Updated: June 16, 2017

Find details on how to add your IBM ESS array 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

  • An SMI-S Provider must be installed and configured before you can add a IBM ESS array 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 ESS array to SRM Profiler, you must collect the information listed in the following table:

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.

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

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

  • 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.
  • Click Save to save the configuration and push it to the SRM Profiler proxy agent to begin monitoring the array.
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