About device and application explorers

Article:HOWTO15063  |  Created: 2009-01-05  |  Updated: 2010-12-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO15063
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About device and application explorers

Device explorers and application explorers operate on the Management Server, Control Hosts, and on Standard Agents. (Standard Agents do not run array explorers, switch explorers, and the VMware explorer.) When you configure CommandCentral to discover devices, the explorers use a unique methodology to discover and manage your storage devices.

The following table describes each device explorer and application explorer.

Table: Descriptions of device and application explorers

Name

Description

AixLvmExplorer

Discovers IBM Logical Volume Manager.

BrocadeMcDataExplorer

Discovers Brocade and McDATA switches out-of-band through SNMP and telnet.

BrocadeSwitchExplorer

Discovers and manages Brocade switches out-of-band.

CIMVAILExplorer

Discovers the following devices using an SMI-S provider:

  • 3PAR storage arrays

  • Engenio (LSI) storage arrays

  • FalconStor Network Storage Servers

  • Fujitsu storage arrays

  • HP StorageWorks XP storage arrays

  • IBM DS4000 (FastT) storage arrays

  • IBM DS6000 and DS8000 storage arrays

  • IBM ESS storage arrays

  • IBM SAN volume controller

  • NEC storage arrays

  • STK storage arrays

CiscoSwitchExplorer

Discovers Cisco switches.

DB2Explorer

Discovers IBM DB2 instances.

DmpExplorer

Discovers the Veritas Volume Manager objects that are configured for Dynamic Multipathing (DMP).

EMCCelerraExplorer

Discovers EMC Celerra unified storage systems.

EMCClariionExplorer

Discovers EMC CLARiiON storage arrays.

EMCPowerPathExplorer

Discovers EMC PowerPath.

EMCSymmetrixExplorer

Discovers EMC Symmetrix storage arrays.

GsSwitchExplorer

Discovers the following switches in-band:

  • Brocade

  • CNT

  • McDATA

  • QLogic

HiCommandExplorer

Discovers Hitachi HiCommand storage arrays and HP StorageWorks XP storage arrays using Command View AE.

HostExplorer

Discovers hosts.

HPEvaExplorer

Discovers HP EVA storage arrays.

HPLvmExplorer

Discovers HP-UX Logical Volume Manager.

IBMDS8000Explorer

Discovers IBM DS6000 and IBM DS8000 storage arrays using the IBM DSCLI.

IBMSharkExplorer

Discovers IBM ESS storage arrays using ESSCLI.

IBMXIVExplorer

Discovers IBM XIV Storage Systems.

McDataSwitchExplorer

Discovers McDATA switches out-of-band.

MscsExplorer

Discovers Microsoft Cluster Server.

MSSQLExplorer

Discovers Microsoft SQL Server.

NetAppExplorer

Discovers NetApp unified storage devices.

OracleExplorer

Discovers Oracle instances.

SALtoHALMigration

When you upgrade from 4.x to 5.x, converts data from 4.x Standard Agents into the 5.x database.

SnmpSwitchExplorer

Discovers the following switches out-of-band:

  • Brocade

  • CNT

  • McDATA

  • QLogic

StorageExplorer

Discovers HBAs.

SunVMExplorer

Discovers Sun Volume Manager.

SybaseExplorer

Discovers Sybase instances.

TapeDeviceExplorer

Discovers Symantec NetBackup and tape devices.

VcsExplorer

Discovers Veritas Cluster Server.

VmwareExplorer

Discovers VMware ESX servers.

VxVmExplorer

Discovers Veritas Volume Manager.

WinLDMExplorer

Discovers Microsoft Windows Logical Disk Manager.

ZonesExplorer

Discovers Solaris Zones.

See About conditions for device and application explorers

See Refreshing device and application explorers

See Tuning device and application explorers


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