SANatomy Blueprint Remediation
Risk Free Path to Migration with SAN Environment Compliance
In complex and dynamic storage environments, it becomes very difficult to ensure established policies and best practices for compliance against internal configurations and vendor interoperability matrices. The existing manual process and relying on personnel knowledge can be cumbersome, ineffective and risky. A remediation solution that automates the process of auditing your storage infrastructure configuration against industry, vendor and internally defined configuration standards is required to mitigate risk and to reduce both short and long term costs of your migration.
The SANatomy™ Blueprint Remediation service provides insight into configuration compliance issues to enable you to overcome obstacles that impede a successful migration. You will be able to ensure server supportability and functionality for migration to new hardware, avoid outages and make decisions with confidence to move forward in your migration project.
SANpulse remediation automates gathering and reviewing of compliance information by leveraging its proprietary agentless software platform to discover and provide near-real-time auditing and configuration validation against best practices and standards to drastically reduce time intensive and error prone manual tasks.
- Built-in template enables a quick view of elements at risk and out of compliance that require immediate remediation or attention and decision prior to a migration projects or for ongoing environment compliance.
- Server type, Operating Systems (OS), host bus adapter (HBA), driver, and firmware configuration compliance information is identified
- Unique reports indicate the items that can be RPQed (request product qualification) to the vendor
- Changes between the last and current report generation presents streamlined information for clients to make informed decisions
- The Remediation Analysis Service uses SANpulse non intrusive agentless discovery software platform. The collected data is secured and sent to the reporting and analysis engine running on the cloud. The discovery scripts support multiple vendors and model versions. During the remediation service process, SANpulse Professional Services teams with your IT group to capture the storage infrastructure and to identify potential risks for migration, propose strategic objectives and compare alternate configurations:
- Validate the discovery information against both vendor's support matrix and your company's internal storage support matrix
- Correlate storage models and configurations
- Review targeted array operating systems and existing software
- Review the impact of the migration on existing storage resource management software packages
- Analyze existing switch/director manufacturers and models with their firmware/software versions
- Review the switch management software and versions
- Correlate HBA manufacturer/model (Emulex, Qlogics, HP and others), firmware and driver versions
- Review existing versions of load-balancing and failover software (Powerpath, DMP, MPIO and others)
- Analyze cluster software by manufacturer and versions (Veritas, Solaris, Windows and others)
- Review volume management software by manufacturer and versions (Veritas, Solstice and others)
The Remediation Analysis reports identify SAN elements requiring upgrade or configuration changes prior to becoming a potential liability during a migration.
SANpulse Remediation Provides Analysis and Reports:
Summary Executives Reports
Use Case: Environment compliance, resources justification for project initiatives and planning migration projects.
- Summary of issues: identifies risk severity and description of cause and recommended remediation
- Hosts Configuration and Compliance Summary: from the OS being used to the CPUs and driver firmware version. Executives can use this information to see how many HBAs are bad and need to be replaced, firmware updates that need to be scheduled and how to allocate resources complete the work
- HBA Configuration and Compliance Summary: count, model, and drivers supported firmware, FCODE driver and World Wide Port Names (WWPN). Provides executives with purchasing information as to which servers require new licenses.
- Software compliance: essential software information for budgeting, details about data mover versions and agents required for the migration.
Detailed Technical System Administrator and Storage Architect Reports
Use Case: Environment compliance validation and risk analysis for planning migration projects.
- Path information: shows how many devices are not in an optimal state. Potential risks are links that are not multi-path and may not have high availability during migration. Also identifies out of compliance paths.
- World Wide Port Name: provides end-to-end tracing of the path to the switch as well as zone connectivity. Provides the architect full information for planning migration.
- Host devices: lists all the applications need for a host level migration only.
- Port: provides inventory and compliance information for all of the port communicated paths. The storage architects can use these settings for the array port view as well as to determine how many are used and not used for planning purposes.
- LUN size: information is critical to see the current storage utilization and tiering and can be used for planning additional storage requirements. Identify volumes that require a different configuration or require clustering that is critical for a host-based migration. Use information to see if a volume is used for configuration or a host base migration. Information can be used to do a volume re-layout to streamline the environment.
Use SANpulse remediation service to analyzing compliance to vendor and internal standards. The rich information is used to identify outstanding issues, make risk decision and ensure server is supported at cutover.
Validate your server readiness with remediation risk analysis on your environment for a smooth migration experience.