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A9000 FlashSystem

  • 1.  A9000 FlashSystem

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello All,

    We want to gather details about hosts/clusters(and their platform types - pSeries/Linux/Windows) and FC/iSCSI way of connectivity from A9000 and A9000R.
    We have lots of windows,pSeries,Linux and other platforms. Right now I am using Hyper-Scale Manager to get Host/Capacity/Volumes data by exporting to CSV file.
    However, not able to get the platform details/types, and few things need to do manually.
    Is there a way to get the above details via some tool or XCLI commands combination. Is there anything in HSM which I am missing.
    Anyone have some custom scripts on this.  Please advise.
    Thanks in advance.


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    Sudhir BISHT
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  • 2.  RE: A9000 FlashSystem

    Posted 15 days ago
    hello Sudhir,

    I'm not very knowledgeable with HSM, however I can recommend either IBM Storage Insights (cloud) or IBM Spectrum Control (on prem) solutions. 

    https://www.ibm.com/products/analytics-driven-data-management
    https://www.ibm.com/products/spectrum-control

    In both products you have the capability to monitor the A9000/A9000R devices, there is also powerful Reporting capabilities around Servers.  Let met add a few screen captures here : 

    Host Connections

    Volume mappings with more details on platform/ports/pools ..etc

    then you can create easily a report from the panel : 


    or you can further combine the data into general groups (and other grouping structures)  then make more complex reports if needed. 

    You can find a few good videos on youtube about Storage Insights on this channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5D4keZXvAxrtVGrYmLy7lg/featured
    specifically on reporting here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqKEDfWCOU0&t=4s&ab_channel=IBMStorageInsights

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

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    TIBERIU HAJAS
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  • 3.  RE: A9000 FlashSystem

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks Tiberiu.
    Although we were not able to setup Storage Insights due to some restrictions at site, however, the details provided by you are very helpful. Much appreciated.
    Best Regards
    Sudhir

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    Sudhir BISHT
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  • 4.  RE: A9000 FlashSystem

    Posted 14 days ago
    Edited by TIBERIU HAJAS 14 days ago
    Absolutely Sudhir,   

    Just a few more things.  The data collector component (that gets deployed into the site) that sends data to IBM Storage Insights (cloud) has proxy capability, but if the site is isolated, then IBM Spectrum Control will be an alternative.  There are a couple of features (like fabric/switch monitoring, 1 min interval for performance monitoring) that are only available (yet) in Control.

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    TIBERIU HAJAS
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