Gain insight into your end-to-end SAN infrastructure. Answer questions that previously required extensive manual attention.
Organic data growth, mergers, and organizational changes have created heterogeneous and complex storage architectures that are hard to manage and all too common. Organizations are blind-sided because they do not have insight on critical information. Even after long hours manually collecting, normalizing, and generating reports, information changes quickly and may be outdated before the planned migration event. There is a pressing need to have true SAN storage insight from fabric and switch to the server to allow organizations to plan effectively. The SANatomy™ Blueprint is the vital first step on the path to SAN optimization, migration and clarity.
SANatomy Blueprint leverages the power of its SANatomy, an on‐demand reporting system that provides insight into a storage infrastructure with a deep view of server information and mapping to its storage. SANatomy Blueprint allows visualization of the size and complexity of your current environment. The solution can be offered as a point-in-time inventory verification or as an ongoing assessment for optimization with detailed audit reports. The reports produce views from server to spindle thereby auditing the entire SAN infrastructure in depth. The dynamic views are organized for meaningful use of the information by executives, storage architects and system administrators alike. Understanding the anatomy of the SAN storage and the servers dramatically reduces both the costs and risks involved in budget justification and for planning migration projects.
SANatomy Blueprint uses SANpulse's non-intrusive agentless discovery software platform to capture all relevant information of the environment performance. The collected data is secured and sent to the reporting and analysis engine running on the cloud. The discovery scripts support multiple vendors and model versions.
The rich information is summarized in a minimalist easy-to-navigate user interface via a hosted software application. The result is centralized reporting in a common application where everyone can access the same up-to-date information for collaboration.
During the SANatomy Blueprint process, SANpulse Professional Services teams share with your IT group this holistic view of your storage and server infrastructure and propose short and long-term strategic objectives while comparing alternative configurations. SANpulse also assesses your situation with understanding of your business requirements, industry standards and provides future state recommendations to your target configuration when undertaking a migration planning project.
Summary Executive Reports
Use Case: Inventory verification, budget justification for project initiatives.
- Inventory Summary
- Array, switch, server, by vendor, model, locations.
- Utilization Summary
- Available, usable vs allocated.
- Capacity Summary
- Breakdown by type and location.
- Configuration Summary
- Zoning, replication.
- Risk Factors
- Unused storage port, stale allocations, server logged out, single path point of failure, servers spanning multiple array analysis and potential for reclamation.
Detailed technical architect reports
Use Case: Environment assessment optimization, planning and executing migration projects
- Detailed Inventory
- Disk, port by vendor, model, type and fabric, switch by fabric and VSAN, server by OS, HBA and version.
- Detailed Utilization
- Raw vs mapped, vs allocated vs used, down to file system.
- Capacity Summary
- Detailed by type and location.
- Detailed Configuration
- LUN configuration, replication analysis, SRDF, zoning, server name resolution (WWN).
- Detailed Risk Factors
- End-to-end path traces, storage port and HBA load balancing, WWN not in a zone, Host/HBA count by login state.
SANatomy Blueprint's depth and accurate analysis eliminates months of manual labor committed to collection and interpretation while reducing costs. With this granular understanding, you have accurate information and an assessment of your environment to make the appropriate decisions to start a migration project.
By gaining insight on your environment you mitigate the risk associated with your migration.