System Center Monitoring Pack

Monitor your SANsymphony-V virtualized storage environment from your Microsoft System Center Operations Manager console

Download: System Center Operations Manager for SANsymphony-V Datasheet

The SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager provides constant visibility to the health, performance and availability of the storage resources virtualized by the SANsymphony-V software-defined storage platform. It monitors both on-premises and cloud-based, off-premises components that make up your DataCore configuration, including redundant high availability elements and those in remote disaster recovery sites. The information appears on a single pane of glass display alongside other facets of your datacenter to simplify end-to-end service management of your diverse storage environment.

IT organizations dependent on heterogeneous disk farms can monitor assorted storage equipment from the central System Center Operations Manager console without being overwhelmed by the many different device characteristics. The unified view covers assets ranging from internal server hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state disks (SSDs) and external direct-attached storage (DAS) to enterprise-class SAN arrays, irrespective of the age, model or brand. All of the popular storage manufacturers are supported, including Dell, Dot Hill, EMC, Fujitsu, Fusion-io, HDS, HP, IBM, LSI, NetApp, Nexsan, Oracle, Promise, Seagate, Texas Memory Systems, Violin Memory, XIO and others.


Features


• Graphical views of physical and virtualized storage resources (Figure 1, see below)
   »» DataCore storage virtualization servers
   »» Physical storage pools
   »» Storage consumers (hosts)
   »» Virtual disks
• Chart of I/O performance
• Log of error and warning messages
• Alert / notification for abnormal conditions
   »» Critical, Warning, Informational
• Troubleshooting tips
• Historical reports exportable to Excel, Word and PDF
• Single pane of glass display
• Familiar, easy to use interface

Benefits


• Centrally monitor heterogeneous disk farms from the System Center Operations Manager console
• Simplify end-to-end service management of diverse storage equipment
• Quickly determine the health of the system and its key components
• Immediately detect any abnormal conditions
• Isolate trouble spots
• Identify source of problem and potential solutions
• Visualize performance trends
• Track capacity consumption
• Trigger conditional actions in response to events

Figure 1

Figure 1. Exploded Diagram of Relationship between Hosts and their Storage Resources

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