Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 Software

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Storage Navigator Modular 2

Basic Management Tool for the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000

Management and Optimization Tool for AMS 2000 Storage Systems
  • More efficient storage management
  • Better visibility and centralized control of all enterprise storage
  • Improved storage utilization
Overview

Management Tool for AMS 2000 Storage Systems

Bringing out the best in Hitachi Adaptable Modular Systems (AMS) storage, Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 software enables essential functions for the management and optimization of individual Hitachi AMS 2000 storage systems. It provides both a web-accessible graphical management interface and a command line interface (CLI) to allow ease of storage management.

Storage Navigator Modular 2 can be installed in either Microsoft Windows or UNIX environments. It is the integrated interface for standard firmware and software features of Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage. And it is required for taking advantage of the full feature sets that Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage systems offer. Java agents in Storage Navigator Modular 2 allow it to run on most browsers.

  • Sets security levels for SAN ports and virtual ports
  • Inter-system path mapping
  • RAID-level configurations
  • LUN creation and expansion
  • Online volume migrations
  • Configuring and managing Hitachi replication products
  • Online microcode updates and other system maintenance functions
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) integration with enterprise management systems.


Features and Benefits

Features

  • Account authentication and audit logging provide access control to management functions and record all system changes.
  • Performance monitoring software allows you to see performance within the storage system.
  • LUN management software streamlines configuration management processes by allowing you to define, configure, add, delete, expand, revise and reassign LUNs to specific paths without having to reboot your storage system.
  • SAN security software helps ensure security in open systems storage area networking environments through restricted server access.
  • Replication setup and management feature provides basic configuration and management of Hitachi ShadowImage® products, Hitachi Copy-on-Write Snapshot software and Hitachi TrueCopy® mirrored pairs.
  • Modular volume migration software enables dynamic data migration.
  • Hitachi cache residency manager feature allows you to "lock" and "unlock" data into a cache in real time for optimal access to your most frequently accessed data.
  • Cache partition manager feature allows the application to partition the cache for improved performance.
  • Online RAID group expansion feature enables dynamic addition of HDDs to a RAID group.
  • System maintenance feature allows online controller microcode updates and other system maintenance functions.
  • SNMP agent support includes MIBs specific to Hitachi Data Systems and enables SNMP-based reporting on status and alerts for Hitachi storage systems.

Benefits

  • Simplifies storage configuration and management for Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family.
  • Protects access to information by allowing secure permission to assigned storage
  • Enhances data access performance to key applications and protects data availability of mission-critical information
  • Optimizes storage administrator productivity by reducing the time required to configure storage systems and balance I/O workloads
  • Facilitates integration of Hitachi storage systems with enterprise management products
  • Account authentication and audit logging provide access control to management functions and record all system changes.

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