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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 6 August 2004 issue of Adding low-cost tiers to conserve storage costs
A simple view of complex SANs Product snapshot Product: Tek-Tools Profiler Rx 3.5.2 Description: Storage management Key Features: Supports Microsoft Exchange, EMC Symmetrix and SNIA HBA API Pros: Easy installation, excellent navigation Cons: Not SMI-S compliant, inconsistent report formatting Price: Starts at $7,500; optional modules are variably priced. Discovering, monitoring and configuring devices on a storage area network (SAN) can be an arduous task, especially when the hardware and software come from a mix of vendors. Typically, storage administrators must become adept at using proprietary tools from various vendors. Dallas-based Tek-Tools Inc. hopes to ease this burden with its Profiler Rx storage management program. While it doesn't cover all of the bases, it touches enough of them to warrant consideration. Profiler Rx 3.5.2 is an incremental upgrade that includes a Microsoft Exchange module. The Profiler Rx Server polls and receives agent status and event information from managed devices in a SAN. It uses database and Web servers to store and ... Access >>>
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