Storage Management and Reporting

A customer has a IBM Spectrum Control license. They are also using IBM Storage Insights but they need a more detailed view. Is there a way to enable the detailed Pro view?

  • 1.  A customer has a IBM Spectrum Control license. They are also using IBM Storage Insights but they need a more detailed view. Is there a way to enable the detailed Pro view?

    Posted Thu July 22, 2021 03:19 PM
    Edited by Robert Graczyk Thu July 29, 2021 08:30 AM
    Yes, and it's a lot closer then you think!

    IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control is an IBM Cloud service that is complementary to IBM Spectrum Control and is available at no additional cost if you have an active license with a current subscription and support agreement for IBM Virtual Storage Center, IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, or any edition of IBM Spectrum Control.

    As an on-premises application, IBM Spectrum Control doesn't send the metadata about monitored devices offsite, which is ideal for dark shops and sites that don't want to open ports to the cloud. However, if your organization allows for communication between its network and the cloud, you can use IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control to transform your support experience for IBM block storage.

    Here is how to register for IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control
    If you have an active license for IBM Spectrum Control, you can upgrade IBM Storage Insights (basic view) to IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control (more detailed view with capabilities of IBM Storage Insights Pro). Just go to https://www.ibm.com/it-infrastructure/storage/storage-insights/registration, choose the option for IBM Spectrum Control, and follow the prompts.
    It's important that the owner of the subscription fills in the form from the above link. Once registered they will receive a case and the request will be processed.

    Important: To monitor the devices that you already monitor in IBM Spectrum Control, you must add them separately to IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control. You must also deploy a data collector in IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control to collect advanced metadata about devices.



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    Robert Graczyk
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