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HP StorageWorks Fabric Manager V5 Enterprise Edition- 200 domain and 8 fabric License and documentation HP StorageWorks Fabric Manager V5 Base Edition – 10 domain License and documentation
HP StorageWorks Fabric Manager is a highly scalable, Java-based application that manages multiple B-Series switches and fabrics in real time. In particular, Fabric Manager provides the essential functions for efficiently configuring, monitoring, dynamically provisioning, and managing SAN fabrics on a daily basis. Through its single-point SAN management platform, Fabric Manager enables the global integration and execution of processes across multiple fabrics. Moreover, Fabric Manager helps to lower the cost of SAN ownership by intuitively facilitating a variety of SAN management tasks. As a result, Fabric Manager provides a flexible and powerful tool optimized to provide organizations with rapid access to critical SAN information across multiple fabrics. Fabric Manager increases the efficiency levels of administrators who are responsible for managing multiple Brocade SANs. With the unique ability to provide real-time information and streamline SAN management tasks, Fabric Manager provides the following capabilities: • A single-console global SAN management platform: Fabric Manager Enterprise Edition has the intelligence to manage multiple switch elements spanning up to eight fabrics. It dynamically collects (in real time) all SAN fabric elements and portrays them within the single console, allowing intuitive iconic and explorer tree operations. • Enhanced SAN visibility: Fabric Manager can globally capture and present reliable status for all SAN objects. Status is projected throughout the entire SAN management environment. This context-sensitive feature enables organizations to dynamically discover and control the status of all SAN components.
Wizard for device sharing walks user through series of steps to share devices between fabrics and includes steps to connect Edge Fabric to FC Router (without this, sharing would be a manual operation on multiple different fabrics) Collate information from multiple sources – Analyze information from different fabrics to present a comprehensive view Information on FC Router, EX ports and LSANs
Usability Improvements: Secure FOS Fabric Merge Profiling
Customers can profile secure fabrics they want to merge prior to implementation. Profiling will allow the user to find and fix discrepancies such as policy, domain ID and zoning conflicts. Employs HTTPS communication between the server and the switch
Thinner client, more robust server; Database for data persistence; Enhanced performance - Polling minimized (server polls, clients hit server for data), Management traffic load on switches reduced, DB updated by server based on events or other means.
Historical Performance Monitoring
First implementation: Port Rx/Tx Monitors port traffic every 5 minutes on all ports Data stored in database and aged Database schema published and made available so users can directly generate reports via 3rd party packages. Generate customized reports (i.e., “Give me top N ports that had the most traffic over time period T”) Generate customized charts such as line charts of top N ports over time T.
Automated monitoring of changes in fabrics Support proactive, unattended monitoring User configurable Ability to specify what areas to check (comprehensive – zone changes, switches/devices in/out…) Configure check times (every hour, every day, etc.) Notification of changes via email, generating an alert. Reports on baseline state and changes Alerts – consistent reporting of changes (persistent, acknowledgeable, visual indications on affected objects)
Global Fabrics (discovery of new or change to FM client, other clients notified) Table UI changes Sorting on multiple columns Filtering events Improving printing Enhanced row identification, details on each row via tooltip Data Export capability: Save data in tables into Tab Delimited value files Dialog/Screens cleanup (use of Wizards to simplify setup and workflows) Identify initiators/Targets: Port Swapping display Overview tab shows Domain ID only in decimal and hex formats Fabric health-lists problems
HP 332925-B21, 1 license(s)
HP 332925-B21. License quantity: 1 license(s)