HSG Element Manager was only available on the Storage Management Appliance, a dedicated Server for SAN Management (which I think is discontinued). SMI-S for EMA requires HSG Element Manager. If you don't have one of these servers, then you won't be able to manage your HSG-based array using storage essentials.
"Does not support provisioning or events" means you cannot use the Provisioning part of SE - which means you would create/delete LUNs, etc, the normal way (via CLI, HSG Element Manager or SWCC), and you cannot get any error messages from the HSG80 over SE. You could just see the the Storage sets, LUNs, host utilisation and see the device correctly displayed in System Explorer.
To discover the switch, you should check the Installation Guide for SE about ensuring certain parameters are set correctly on the switch. During the discovery process you should see something about "Enabling Brocade Element Manager" in the logs. Make sure the username and password for the switch are entered in the Discovery Setup.
at the moment I don't have an installed SE 5.0 to check, I am at a customer's site using Hitachi's version of the AppIQ software, which is not as up-to-date as HP's. I see in your screenshot that there is no "Discovery" option in the menu bar at the top. I think the SE user guide says you should discover your switches in System Insight Manager first. Then they should appear in SE so you can get details. The software I'm using has it's own discovery setup. I guess combining SE with SIM means you setup the disovery only in SIM, in order to avoid duplication.
And I don't think you can get SMI-S for HSG running in your setup. It needs HSG Element Manager. Sorry :-(
I assume you already installed the SIM Connector for Storage Essentials. Just read this from the SIM Technical Reference Guide, under "Changes to HP Systems Insight Manager Storage Functionality when HP Storage Essentials is Installed"
- A shared collection called Storage Essentials Systems is added to the Systems & Events panel. - The following collections are included under Storage Essentials Systems: All SE Systems, SE Servers, SE Switches, SE Storage Arrays, SE Tape Libraries, and SE Cluster Nodes.
But you have the switches under "All Storage Switches", and not SE Switches. Maybe you can try deleting them in SIM and rediscover them (or manually discover them). Did you discover the switches before or after installing SE?
I have delete the switches and discover them new with the same result. And I discovered them after I installed SE and SIM. Interesting: When I discover the switches SE shows only "pending" (see attachment).