Management is a key issue behind the concept of infrastructure simplification. The ability to manage heterogeneous systems at different levels as though they were a fully integrated infrastructure is a goal that many vendors and developers strive to achieve. Another goal is to offer the system administrator a unified view of the whole storage area network (SAN).
In this chapter, we look at several initiatives in the field of SAN management. These solutions incrementally smooth the way toward infrastructure simplification.
8.1 Management ...