Installing IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL

To be able to use IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL, you will have to:

  • Ensure that requirements are met
  • Import IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL into TrueSight
  • Create the installation package
  • Install the package

Prerequisites

IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL requires:

  • Java 1.8 or higher to be installed on the system where the PATROL Agent runs.
  • the embedded SMI-S provider to be activated. A user with security/Admin or administrator role is required.

Importing the Monitoring Solution into TrueSight

The TrueSight Central Monitoring Repository may include the current versions of IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL that you can use with BMC TrueSight. If the version available in the Repository does not correspond to the latest one, you will have to manually import it:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Administration > Repository.
  3. Click the Installation Components tab.

    Installation Components

  4. Check that the version of IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL is actually the latest one. If not, download the latest version corresponding to your operating system (Windows or UNIX/Linux) available on Sentry’s Website.

  5. Click Import.
  6. Select Single solution.
  7. Browse to the .zip source file.

    Importing IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL

  8. Click Import.

  9. When the selected archive file is imported to the repository, click Close.

Creating the Installation Package

The installation package to deploy to managed systems can be created directly from TrueSight Presentation Server:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Administration > Repository.
  3. Click the Deployable Packages tab.
  4. Click Create Deployable Package.
  5. Select the operating system and platform for which you want to create a package. The components available in the repository for the selected operating system and platform are displayed.

    Selecting the Operation System and Platform

  6. Select the IBM SVC-Storwize Storage solution to be included in the package, specify its version, and click Next.

    Selecting the IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL Solution

  7. Specify the Installation Directory and click Next.

    Specifying the Installation Directory

  8. Provide the PATROL 3.x Product Directory and click Next.

    Specifying the PATROL 3.x Product Directory

  9. Specify the BMC Product Startup Information and click Next.

    Specifying the BMC Product Startup Information

  10. Provide the following information:

    • Name: Enter a unique name for the package.
    • (Optional) Description: Enter a description of the package.
    • Format: Select a file compression format for the package.

    Providing the Installation Package Details

  11. Click Save.

  12. Click Close. The package is now available in the Deployable Packages list.

Installing the Package

This chapter provides a step by step procedure to install a monitoring solution package:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Configuration > Managed Devices.

    Installing the Package - Managed Devices

  3. Locate the managed device on which you wish to install IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL, click its action button inline and select Deploy and Install Packages.

    Installing the Package - Locating the Managed Device

  4. Select the IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL package and click Deploy and Install.

    Installing the Package - Selecting the IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL Package

  5. Wait for the installation to complete. You can click the inline button to refresh the page and check the installation progress in the Deploy Status column.