3.4. IBM System Storage DS8000 CIM Agent for Windows Installation & Configuration

This section provides an overview of the installation and configuration of the CIM agent on a Windows 2003 operating system. If you have decided to use the CIM agent for HMC & followed the 3.3 section, then you can skip this section directly to chapter 4. If you are not going to the use the CIM agent for HMC and decided to install the CIM agent on a Windows 2003 host then read on.

Ensure that you know how to administer a Windows 2003 operating system before you install the CIM agent. Also be familiar with the commands that you use during installation and configuration of the CIM agent.

Perform the following list of installation and configuration tasks on your Windows operating system:

1. Verify the hardware and software requirements.

Before you install the CIM agent on a Windows operating system, verify the hardware and software requirements.

2. Extracting the CIM agent and CLI software on Windows

Perform the following steps to extract the software:

a. Create a working directory.

b. Copy the CIM agent and CLI distribution into the working directory.

c. From the working directory, use the Windows native Extraction Wizard to unzip the package

3. Installing the CIM agent on Windows in graphical mode

This step demonstrates how to install the CIM agent in your Windows environment in graphical mode. You must satisfy all prerequisites before you begin the CIM agent installation. Perform the following steps to install the CIM agent:

a. Log on to your system as the local administrator.

b. Insert the CIM agent CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CIM agent program should start within 15 – 30 seconds if you have autorun mode set on your system. If the LaunchPad window does not open, Open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the CD-ROM drive and find the directory with the LaunchPad.bat file.

Type: LaunchPad.

c. Click Installation wizard from the LaunchPad window to start the installation.


d. There might be a slight delay while the software loads on your system. After the software loads, a DOS prompt window opens to display the following message:


f. The Welcome window opens suggesting what documentation you should review prior to installation. Click Next to continue the installation.


g. Read & accept the license agreement


h. If the installation wizard detects a prior installation of the CIM agent, the Product Installation Check window opens. Check the Preserve Configuration check box if you want to preserve your configuration settings. Follow any specific instructions in the window. For example, the figure below shows a warning to stop running services. After you have followed all instructions, select Next.


i.  The Destination Directory window opens. Click Next to accept the default directory, or click Browse to select a different directory for installation and then click Next.


j. The Server Communication Configuration window opens. Click Next to accept the default communication protocol and ports. If one or more of the default ports is the same as another port already in use, modify the default port and click Next.


k. The Configuration Parameters window opens. Optionally enter a user name and password for the CIM server. Click Add to enter the information about devices that you would like to configure the agent to communicate with. When adding a device, a device type, IP address, username, and password must be specified. When adding a DS6000 or DS8000 family device, the device type should be ″ds″, the IP address should be of the master console, and the username and password should be the same one used to log into the DS Command Line Interface and DS Storage Manager. Optionally, you can specify the secondary processor complex IP address in the Alternate IP field. After you have finished adding the configuration information, click Next.


l. The Installation Preview window opens. Click Install to confirm the installation location and file size.


m. The Installation Progress window indicates how much of the installation has been completed. Installation usually takes 3 – 10 minutes depending on the configuration of your machine. The installation installs the CIM agent files, starts the Service Location Protocol (SLP) service, and starts the Pegasus CIM Object Manager service.


n. When the Installation Progress window closes, the Finish window opens. Click Finish to exit the installation wizard.

Note: Before proceeding, you might want to review the log file for any possible error messages. The log file is located in <dest-path> \log\install.log, where <dest-path> is the destination directory where the CIM agent for Windows is installed. The default path is c:\Program Files\IBM\dsagent. The install.log contains a trace of the installation actions.

4. Verifying the CIM agent connection on Windows

During this task, the CIM agent software connects to the storage unit that you identified in the configuration task.

a. Verify that you have network connectivity to the DS8000 from the system where the CIM agent is installed using the ping command.

b. Verify that the DS8000 CLI is operational and can connect to the storage unit. To do this, perform the following: from command prompt window issue the following command: dscimcli lsdev -l The following is an example of a successful response:


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One Response to '3.4. IBM System Storage DS8000 CIM Agent for Windows Installation & Configuration'

  1. Iwan - March 30th, 2015 at 9:13 pm


    I can not re-install smi-s agent on server windows 2003, I`ve been search the registry but still failed to reinstall smi-s agent, need advice, thanks.

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