5.2. Hewlett-Packard SAN Management Products

HP announced in April, 2000, that it supports and is committed to an open Storage Area Network standard. The HP approach is called the HP Equation storage architecture.

This vision is of an open, virtual pool of storage devices that efficiently offer 100% data availability, flexibility, and scalability. This result should be a “storage grid,” analogous to the electrical power grid.

5.2.1. Overview of Two SAN Management Products

Hewlett-Packard’s SAN Manager LM (LUN Management) and SAN Manager DM (Device Management) products are very recent offerings. They are good examples of the kind of software needed to manage storage on the SAN. They are both supported on HP-UX, NT, and Solaris hosts.

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