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IBM Storwize V7000 Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SMI-S Integration

 

IBM with their recent firmware upgrade to the StorWize V7000 have updated SMI-S Support so we now can integrate Virtual Machine Manager 2012 with the StorWize V7000

IBM 6.4.1.3 is what I tested the integration with.

This is a test so users created have full access to the storwize further testing is needed Smile

 

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I created a adminstrator user in the Storwize console with password only

 

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On the in virtual machine manager under fabric , add resource add storage devices

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Use the SMI-S CIMXML provider and create a run as account to use

 

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Adding the array

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Assign a classification to the storage pools on the system if its not empty

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Go Go Gadget

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And we can see the VMM jobs adding the Storage pools and Array

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And under Fabric – Storage we now have our array and lun’s

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On the host level create a new cluster disk and covert it to CSV

 

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It looks like the SMI-S integration foces the LUN to fixed need to test further if there is support for thin provisioning

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The LUN is now assigned to the cluster

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and the LUN is now visible in the cluster , need to play with scripting to ensure LUN names as consistent but for the purpose of blog it was to see that it worked and it does Smile