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SRM: Enable an IBM SVC Provider

Updated: 11/1/16



The article contains information on enabling the IBM  CIM Agent so that IBM SVC arrays can be monitored by SRM.

For more information, please consult the documentation supplied with your array, or contact your vendor or visit the IBM support site.


  • SRM 6.2+

Credentials required to add array

Ensure you have the following information:

  • IP address or hostname for the array
  • Provider username. The default is superuser
  • Provider password. Them default is passw0rd
  • Protocol. The default is HTTPS
  • HTTP port. The default is 5988
  • HTTPS port. The default is 5989
  •  Interop namespace.  The default is /interop
  • Array namespace.  The default is /root/ibm

Enable the array


Q: What is the minimum version of the provider supported?

A: 6.4.

Q: What is the minimum user privilege required?

A: For firmware versions 7.2 or above, the role of the user must be SecurityAdmin or Administrator. For other roles, the SMI-S provider will not provide performance statistics.

Q: What is the default provider login and password?

A: The default login is either administrator or superuser. The default password is either passw0rd or 10destone.

Q: What is the default port used by the CIM agent?

A: 5989.

For further information on SAN Volume Controller (SVC) CIM Agent, refer to the IBM SAN Volume Controller documentation.

Collecting provider log files

You can generate CIM log files for diagnostic reporting to the IBM Support Center. CIMOM logs are collected from the SVC/V7000 Management Console GUI.

  1. Launch the management console GUI.
  2. Click Troubleshooting > Support > Download Support Package.
  3. Select the type of log you need and click Download.

Setting the highest level of logging on the CIMOM significantly decreases the performance of the CIMOM. After the diagnostics are collected, reset the logging level.

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