With the increase in size of data stores, the challenge of managing data storage capacity on RAID is also increasing. While this raises some questions about the integrity of RAID, new technologies are emerging with higher capacities and more capable drives. Managing increasing amounts of data storage capacity on RAID has become a difficult task for many storage administrators.
ManageEngine IT360 discovers the RAIDs in your network by utilizing SNMP / CLI / SMI-S vendor-specific APIs. The complete set of asset, capacity, performance, and configuration information of the RAID and its components are discovered and represented in the IT360 client.
IT360 provides out-of box reports spanning inventory, performance, and availability for the below RAIDs:
IT360 polls these devices from time to time to verify the health, availability and utilization of storage RAIDs. If there are any early indications, they are provided on hardware/software problems and also alarms are generated on drive failures, and sensor faults such as Fan Failure, Battery Failure, and Power supply failure. SNMP traps from the arrays are also captured and appropriate alarm is generated.
You can view the availability trends, downtime history, MTTR, MTBF, etc. by using the Availability reports on RAID controllers and its ports. These reports can be generated for various time periods, such as today, yesterday, last N days, last week, this month, last month, and between two selected days.
Using the Performance Reports for RAID, you can estimate the Performance statistics at periodic intervals and you can also generate reports that provide trend analysis for the below storage array components:
You can collect the following parameters:
You can visualize the RAID devices via Topological maps that portray arrays and their connections to switches and host servers. You can view the following in the map: