RAID Admin is the Xserve RAID's powerful remote management software that dramatically simplifies setup and monitoring of storage volumes. The robust self-monitoring technology and automatic notification service maximizes storage availability while minimizing the pressure on system administrators.
This Java-based application provides an intuitive interface for creating protected storage volumes, logging events, managing preferences, and monitoring storage hardware from virtually any networked computer over TCP/IP.
Monitoring panes display detailed information on arrays, drives, Fibre Channel, network, thermal, power, and events. You can add new systems to the Admin via IP or Apple's innovative Rendezvous technology. The RAID Admin tool also lets you set up notification via email to let you know when a problem is detected.
Also included in RAID Admin are advanced Fibre Channel networking features such as LUN masking, which enables you to make storage volumes accessible to specific host systems while masking them from others on the Fibre Channel network.
What's new in this version:
This software release adds new features and improves the reliability for monitoring and management of your Xserve RAID. The version of RAID Admin in this release should replace all earlier versions. Many of the new features in RAID Admin require the new firmware on Xserve RAID. The major enhancements are:
- Slicing of RAID arrays
- Expansion of existing RAID arrays by adding drives
- Rebuilding of RAID array parity data
- Verification of RAID array parity data
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