CIM Discovery requirements

These are the requirements for storage discovery via SMI-S and CIM.

  • A CIM server using SMI-S 1.5 or later.
  • NAS and SAN systems from major vendors such as EMC, Hitachi, HP, and NetApp. SAN storage devices must use FC.
  • FC switches from major vendors such as Brocade and Cisco.
  • The CIM credentials must be available for SMI-S configuration. The CIM credentials can be different than the credentials for the system hosting the CIM server.
Note: Because the SMI-S Provider caches storage device information, the Discovery query to the provider does not affect storage device performance.