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One of the great things with Operations Manager is the wide vendor support.

IBM have created a storage manage pack for their storage products , the documentation for the newest version can be found here http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/strhosts/ic/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.help.strghosts.doc%2Fscom-homepage.html , currently the version is 1.3 , IBM regularly updates the storage management pack for adding features and new storage systems

Its a pleasure that IBM provides a high quality management pack for Operations Manager (HP pay attention) other vendors could be inspired

 

Version 1.3 that came out middle of December can be download from http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/doSelectFixes?options.selectedFixes=IBM_Storage_Management_Pack_for_Microsoft_SCOM_v1.3.0&continue=1

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the installer is available in a 32 and 64 bit version

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Selecting Customer will allow you to only select the management packs valid for your environment

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We only have StorWize running here so removing everything else

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Logon to the StorWize V7000 system to create a user we can use for monitoring purpose

 

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Go to Users  – > Monitor and create a new user

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The management pack can use user/pass or ssh key in the newer StorWize Microcode so we will stick with user/pass

 

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The management pack leaves a shortcut to the client configuration tools , to start the configuration you need to run as administrator otherwise the configuration will not work

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scomu.cmd --add -t storwize --ip 10.151.0.105 --authmode password –username scom --password xxxxxxxxxx

Syntax for adding the 10.151.0.105 StorWize with username and password

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to verify the connection run scomu –list it will generate a html file with the connected storage systems

 

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Before importing the management pack ensure that server proxy is allowed for the computer where you installed the Storage Management Pack

 

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Select the management packs and install.

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The discovery of the StorWize system is target all windows computer and runs every 4th hour

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We will create a override disabling it against all windows computers and the create a override enabling the discovery for the Windows Computer object that we installed the management pack on.

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after kicking the health service we will see the discovery of our StorWize showing up as objects in Operations Manager

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and we can now see active alerts on the storage system , so its time to configure the smtp server for alerting in the storwize

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there are no diagram views defined but right click diagram view

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give you a nice overview of the storwize “moving” parts.

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Since the management pack is sealed (and i don’t want to unseal it) i create a new management pack

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And a diagram to add our StorWize

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And we know have a management pack with the StorWize default view in it