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IBM DS6000/8000 Disk Arrays


This connector discovers the enclosure and the disks of IBM SAN disk arrays, as well as the storage pools and storage volumes. It will also discover and monitor the FC ports, physical and logical disks of the array. It relies on the WBEM technology and supports SMI-S compliant disk arrays only.

Connector ID: IBMDS68DiskArray

This connector supersedes:


Typical platforms: IBM DS6000, DS8000

Operating system: Storage System


Leverages: IBM SMI-S Agent (IBM System Storage DS6000/DS8000 Storage Manager)

Technology and protocols: WBEM



hws HOSTNAME -t storage -f IBMDS68DiskArray --wbem -u USER


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: storage
  selectedConnectors: [ IBMDS68DiskArray ] # Optional, to load only this connector
    protocol: https
    port: 5989
    username: <USERNAME> # Change with actual credentials
    password: <PASSWORD> # Encrypted using hws-encrypt

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM DS6000/8000 Disk Arrays connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/ibm
    • WQL Query: SELECT Name,Dedicated FROM IBMTSDS_StorageSystem
  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/ibm
    • WQL Query: SELECT DeviceID FROM IBMTSDS_DiskDrive


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • model
  • type
  • vendor
Logical Disk, RAID
  • hw.logical_disk.limit
  • hw.status{hw.type="logical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="logical_disk",state="present"}
  • raid_level
Network Card, FC Port
  • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="present"}
  • info
  • physical_address
Other Device
  • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="present"}
  • device_type
Physical Disk
  • hw.physical_disk.size
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="present"}
  • info
  • model
  • serial_number
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