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Published: 17 Oct 2012

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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    • SOX is Hell

      SOX is everyone's worst nightmare come true

    • Inside Windows Storage Server by Jerry Honeycutt

      Microsoft's WSS 2003 is an inexpensive way to network file storage, and it's also emerging as the main way to put Exchange on NAS. But Windows patch issues may prove troublesome.

    • Big Mac attack for storage by Alex Barrett

      Got storage-hungry Mac desktops to feed? Apple Computer Inc.'s Xserve RAID, its 3.5TB RAID array and the Xserve platform running Mac OS X have performed a minor miracle: Together, they seem to have made Mac a legitimate server and storage platform.

    • Hands-On Review: Tek-Tools Profiler Rx 3.5.2 by Darryl Brooks

      Tek-Tools' Profiler Rx helps simplify storage management by giving you a quick picture of complex SANs. But it's not SMI-S compliant.

    • Blade Servers and Storage Get Cozy

      Blade servers and storage snuggle up

    • Prime time for secondary storage by Rich Castagna and Alan Radding

      Do you want to improve data protection and make better use of primary storage? Creating a layer of so-called second-tier disk is definitely worth investigating.

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      Disk thrashing

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