Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article describes the basic operations available for the IBM SMI-S Provider.
Additional Keywords
  • IBM SMI-S Provider

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IBM SMI-S Provider: Basic operations

KB1078 - May 31, 2011

Objective

This article describes the basic operations that can be performed for the IBM SMI-S Provider. You will more precisely learn how to:

  • Add an array to the IBM SMI-S Provider
  • Remove an array from the IBM SMI-S Provider.

Basic operations

Adding an array to the IBM SMI-S Provider

To add an array to the IBM SMI-S Provider, type the following command:

dscimcli  mkdev ‹ip› -type ‹type› -user ‹username› -password ‹password›

Where:

  • ‹ip› is:
    • Either the IP address of the primary processor card (for an ESS configuration server)
    • Or the IP address of the primary hardware or software master console (for a DS server)
  • ‹type› must be replaced by ds or ess
  • ‹username› and ‹password› must be replaced by the relevant username and password

Example:

dscimcli mkdev 192.168.0.1 -type ds -user superuser -password passw0rd 

The error ‘Array is already added’ may occurs if the password for the Control Station user is expired. This can be verified in the ‹install path›\pegasus\log\providerdebug.log. If expired, reset the password in the Control Station.

Note: IBM Shark is supported and must be added as an IBM DS 6K/8K Series device.

Removing an array from the IBM SMI-S Provider

To remove an array from the IBM SMI-S Provider, type the following command:

 dscimcli  rmdev ‹ip› -type ‹type›

Where:

  • ‹ip› is:
    • Either the IP address of the primary processor card (for an ESS configuration server)
    • Or the IP address of the primary hardware or software master console (for a DS server)
  • ‹type› must be replaced by ds or ess

Example:

dscimcli rmdev 192.168.0.1 -type ds