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smispy_lsmplugin -- LibstorageMgmt SMI-S Plugin

Description

LibstorageMgmt SMI-S Plugin allows LibstorageMgmt user to manage storage arrays like: EMC VNX/VMAX, HDS AMS and LSI MegaRAID etc. via SNIA SMI-S standard. The 'smispy_lsmplugin' executable file is for LibstorageMgmt daemon to execute when client user requests SMI-S plugin.

URI

To use this plugin, users should set their URI to this format:

    # HTTP connection
    smispy://<username>@<smis_provder_host>:<port>?<uri_parameters>

    # HTTPS connection
    smispy+ssl://<username>@<smis_provder_host>:<port>?<uri_parameters>
username

The username is the SMI-S provider user account.

smis_provder_host

The smis_provder_host is the SMI-S provider's IP address or DNS name.

port

By default, SMI-S plugin will use port 5988 for HTTP connection and port 5989 for HTTPS connection. You can skip this in URI if your SMI-S provider is using default ports.

For non-default ports, SELinux will likely prevent the SMI-S plugin from making a network connection.

URI parameters

These URI parameters are supported by this plugin:

namespace=<name_space>

This URI parameter is for LSI MegaRAID and NetApp E-Series only.

system=<system_id>

For those SMI-S providers which support multi-systems(Example EMC ECIM), this URI parameter can be used to limit network communication for specified system only. The system_id is the ID of the system:
* lsm.System.id              (Python API)
* lsm_system_id_get()        (C API)
* lsmcli list --systems      (lsmcli command line)

no_ssl_verify=yes

This URI parameter is for HTTPS connections only. With this URI parameter, the SMI-S plugin will not validate SMI-S provider's server SSL certificate. It's often used for self-signed CA environment, but it's strongly suggested to remove this URI parameter and install self-signed CA properly.

Supported Hardware

The LibstorageMgmt SMI-S plugin is based on 'Block Services Package' profile , SNIA SMI-S 1.4 or later. Any storage system which implements that profile may be supported. Detailed support status can be queried via:

* lsm.Client.capabilities()  (Python API)
* lsm_capabilities()         (C API)
* lsmcli capabilities        (lsmcli command line).

Firewall Rules

By default, this plugin requires access to the SMI-S provider's TCP 5988 port for HTTP conenction and TCP 5989 port for HTTPS connection.

See Also

lsmcli(1), lsmd(1)

Bugs

Please report bugs to <libstoragemgmt-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>

Author

Gris Ge <fge@redhat.com>
Tony Asleson <tasleson@redhat.com>

Info

June 2015 smispy_lsmplugin 1.4.0 libStorageMgmt