Storage Solutions Integration
Storage devices can be broken down into real time access and back up systems. Real time access systems can be subdivided into internal disks, redundant disk (RAID), tape libraries, storage area networks (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS).
Most data centers have combinations of these systems including:
Small Business. Almost entirely internal disk drives
Medium Business. Varying combination of internal disks and RAID systems
Large Business. Varying combination of internal disks, RAID, and some SAN or NAS
Enterprise Business. Mostly large SAN or NAS, some RAID and internal disks may be present
HP Systems Insight Manager is able to retrieve the information for the internal disk drives for systems being monitored. This does not mean that HP Systems Insight Manager actively manages and configures each of the systems indicated above. For RAID and SAN based storage, HP Systems Insight Manager discovers the StorageWorks CommandView storage device managers which in turn manage those disks.
HP Systems Insight Manager is able to perform the following:
Discover and identify storage systems that are directly attached to a server
Discover and identify storage systems that are on the network including tape libraries
Discover and identify HP StorageWorks CommandView storage device manager systems
Receive storage system events and associate them with the system that generated the event (through CommandView) running on a system, or from a tape library management card
Context launch appropriate management application from the context of the event, or the context of the system running the CommandView that generated the event
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