When configuring an adapter instance for the Management Pack for Storage Devices, you add credentials for a vCenter Server host and at least one CIM fabric switch.


To add credentials on the Manage Solution page, click the plus sign.


In the Credential name text box, enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.


Type the User name and Password for the vCenter Server instance.


Click OK.

You configured credentials to connect to a vCenter Server instance.


Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vCenter Server instance.


To add fabric servers, click Add Fabric Server.


Click the plus sign.


Enter a name and description for the fabric server.


Enter the fabric CIM server IP or URL of the host on which the CIM server is installed.


The Management Pack for Storage Devices supports CIM servers that manage Fibre Channel switches only. It does not support CIM servers that manage arrays.



Brocade fabric

Enter the IP address.

Cisco fabric

Enter the service URL in the following format: https://<IP/Hostname>:<Port>/<Implementation Namespace>, for example,


To add credentials, click the plus sign.


In the Credential name text box, enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.


Enter the user name and password for the Brocade or Cisco Fabric CIM server.

For the Cisco Fabric CIM server, the user name and password are for the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and not the Cisco switch.


Click OK.


Click Save Settings.

The adapter is added to the Adapter Instance list and is active.

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data from the objects in the storage topology, wait a few collection cycles, then view application-related data.

Environment Overview Inventory. Verify that all the objects related to the Storage Devices Instance are listed. Objects should be in the collecting state and receiving data. See Verify That Your Storage Devices Adapter Is Connected and Collecting Data.

Dashboards. Verify that the Storage Components Heatmap, the Storage Components Usage, and the Storage Troubleshooting are added to the default dashboards. See Dashboards and Alerts for the Storage Devices Solution .