IBM Storage Insights delivers a cloud-based predictive analytics platform to assess the health, capacity, and performance of your IBM storage infrastructure

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-078
May 8, 2018

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At a glance

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IBM® Storage Insights is a cloud service that delivers insights into storage environments from the cloud.


  • View the health, performance, and capacity of all your IBM-supported devices from a single place
  • Filter storage device events to help you focus on the things that require your immediate attention
  • Act on predictive insights provided by device intelligence before anomalies have an impact on service levels
  • Use actionable data you get to resolve more issues on your own
  • Enable IBM Support to automatically collect log packages with no interaction with the client

IBM Storage Insights Pro includes everything in Storage Insights as well as these additional capabilities:

  • Customizable alerting
  • Business impact analysis
  • Data placement optimization with tier planning
  • Capacity optimization with reclamation planning

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Storage Insights, a new application in the Storage Insights family, is a no-cost support tool that delivers a common monitoring platform to all organizations that have IBM block storage devices. These IBM block-based devices can include IBM FlashSystem®, IBM Storwize®, and IBM System Storage® DS8000® models as well IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM XIV® Storage System, including current and legacy devices.

Now, you can easily monitor the health, performance, and capacity of these IBM devices from a single place in the IBM secure ISO 27K certified cloud. With the collection of over 100 metrics from IBM devices, you can see the performance of the storage resources for your critical applications and storage systems, which helps you to investigate, detect, and resolve performance issues. IBM Support can grab diagnostic log packages by themselves so the administrator no longer needs to find, collect, and transmit the logs during a support call.

IBM Storage Insights Pro, formerly known as IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights, provides capabilities to help optimize your infrastructure. Storage Insights Pro includes everything in Storage Insights. In addition, it permits you to customize alert notifications to help you focus on storage infrastructures issues that require immediate attention. Advanced capabilities in Storage Insights Pro also include planning tools to help reclaim unused storage and to optimize data placement on the right storage tier with tier planning insights.

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Key prerequisites

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Use of Storage Insights and Storage Insights Pro requires an internet connection and a workstation with a browser. In addition, both offerings require the installation of a data collector.

For specific browser requirements, see the Technical information section.

For more information regarding the data collector, see IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights documentation in IBM Knowledge Center.

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Planned availability date

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June 11, 2018

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Storage Insights Pro is capable as of June 11, 2018, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.

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Reference information

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For additional information about Spectrum Control Storage Insights, see Software Announcement 217-121, dated February 28, 2017.

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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-U02 Cloud Service IBM Storage Insights Pro

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The English and translated documentation for Storage Insights Pro is available in IBM Knowledge Center on the general availability date. The documentation will include concept, task, and reference information, including a complete list of available messages with explanations and suggested actions.

IBM Knowledge Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM topics and product publications that are available in electronic format. They can be viewed and printed free of charge.

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

To use Storage Insights and Storage Insights Pro, you must download and install at least one instance of the data collector. The data collector is downloaded as compressed files that can be extracted and installed on any server or virtual machine that runs Microsoft™ Windows™, Linux®, or AIX® operating systems and that has access to both the internal SAN-attached infrastructure as well as access to the internet to communicate with the Storage Insights cloud portal.

For more information about data collector requirements, see Downloading and installing data collectors in IBM Knowledge Center.

See the Storage Insights getting started topic in IBM Knowledge Center for further information.

Planning information


This offering is accessed through the internet. There is no physical media or electronic deliverable.

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

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Ordering information

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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: Systems Storage software

Product: IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02)

Product category: Storage Insights

Passport Advantage

IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02)

Program name/Description New program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights 10 Terabyte per Month IBM Storage Insights Pro 10 Terabyte per Month D1M7ALL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights 10 Terabyte Overage IBM Storage Insights Pro 10 Terabyte Overage D1M7BLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights Service Level Agreement per CUNONE IBM Storage Insights Pro Service Level Agreement per CUNONE D1I0ZLL

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Storage Insights Pro 5725-U02 Terabyte


Terabyte is a unit of measure by which the Cloud Service can be obtained. A Terabyte is 2 to the 40th power bytes. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the total number of Terabytes processed by the Cloud Service during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.

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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for Storage Insights Pro, as previously announced in Software Announcement 217-121, dated February 28, 2017, are unchanged.

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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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