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


Updated: June 16, 2017

Find details on how to add your Pillar 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

The SMI-S Provider is embedded in the Pillar array as illustrated in the diagram below. No installation is required

The SMI Provider is enabled by default on systems with 2 GB Pilots.


Provider IP address

IP address of the SMI-S provider

Provider Admin Username

The Administrator Username of the Pillar provider

Provider Admin Password

The Administrator password of the Pillar provider

  • Upgrades for the Pillar SMI-S Provider are bundled with system software upgrades.
  • In older Pillar Axiom systems with the 512 MB Pilot hardware, the Provider is disabled by default. Pillar does not recommend enabling the SMI_S Provider if the array is the older 512 MB Pilots. If you want to use the SMI-S provider, upgrade to the 2 GB versions.
  • See the Pillar Provider section for additional information or contact your Pillar vendor for SMI-S provider support.
  • Before adding your Pillar array, collect the information in the table below.

Add the array

Use the Add a Device wizard to add your Pillar 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, choose Pillar.
  2. From the Add a Device – Pillar 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 proxy agent you want to monitor your array.
    • Device Display Name: Enter a meaningful name for your array.
    • Storage Array Type: Set to Storage Array Pillar.
    • 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 Pillar provider
    • Password: Enter the password used to access the Pillar provider.
    • Provider IP Address: Enter the IP address of the Pillar provider.
    • Identifier: Enter the array identifier (the WWN of the Pillar 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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