Monitoring the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012
Eric B Johnson
Systems and Technology Group
IBM XIV Storage System
Abstract: This technical white paper demonstrates IBM-specific installation, configuration and combined use-case benefits of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM) with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. By coupling the two partner solutions, information technology departments can take advantage of a hybrid support model that consists of central and distributed monitoring. Instrumental to the central monitoring aspects of the solution, the IBM Storage Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager allows administrators to collect health status data from IBM XIV. Also, to demonstrate the hybrid monitoring solution, an IBM XIV module failure is induced to illustrate the source and target behavior for hardware alerts while revealing the unique performance and innovative data integrity characteristics of IBM XIV Storage System Gen3.