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


Updated: June 16, 2017

Find the information you need to add an IBM XIV array to SRM Profiler. This section includes 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 used to access the SMI-S provider.

Provider Admin Password

The Administrator Password used to access the SMI-S provider.

  • The SMI-S provider for the IBM XIV array is embedded in the administrative modules of the array as illustrated in the diagram below.


  • There is no need to install additional software. The provider is enabled and running by default in all administrative modules. Additional information is available in the IBM XIV Provider section. Or contact IBM for additional support.
  • The IBM XIV must be version 10.1.0 or higher.
  • Before adding your IBM SVC array 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 IBM XIV 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.

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

  1. In step 1 of the Add a Device wizard, select IBM XIV.
  2. From the Add a Device – IBM XIV 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 XIV.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Identifier: Enter the array identifier (WWN of the IBM SVC 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.
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