Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is now available, and here's your one-stop spot for short how-to screencasts to get up and running fast, download info, and links to technical documentation and discussion forums.
Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is a cross platform release, and includes updates to the Central Server on Linux, Solaris and Windows, as well as updates to Managed Hosts on all platforms. The 2.1 release includes the following new features:
- Health Check now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
- License Deployment Reporter (LDR) now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
- Support for MS SQL and Exchange for Windows
- Better Oracle discovery
- Native Managed host for IA64 on Windows
- Performance improvements and bug fixes
- Enhanced Converged Agent support (partnering with CommandCentral)
- Seamless upgrade support for SFM 2.0 customers (Full Package Release + MH updates available in SFM add-on format)
The following new functionality is also available to customers who are on version 1.x:
Truly Heterogeneous Features
Unix/Linux/Windows management from one central management server and adaptation to the different ways data centers are structured.
- Central dashboard to manage a heterogeneous environment.
- Ability to manage from any operating system, be it Unix, Linux or Windows.
- Improved management visibility, resulting in reduced operating costs and scalable operations.
Support for Veritas Cluster Server , co-existence with Veritas Cluster Server Management Console and improved availability and failover management.
- Manage storage assets and ensure application and storage availability all from one console.
- High availability ensure that your mission critical applications stay up and running, reducing downtime (and its associated costs) that can cripple a business.
Reduced dependence on external components, communication entirely web-based.
- Easier and faster installation process
- Improved performance which results in better utilization of hardware and lower overall hardware costs.
Features slim database recovery, more detailed database information and support for Oracle RAC and DB2.
- Manage your databases efficiently from a single central dashboard
- Ability to support a wider variety of databases in your environment.
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Improve Service Levels and Reduce Cost with Storage Foundation Manager (6 min)
In this video, Jai Malkani, Sr. Product Manager, discusses why Storage Foundation Manager is a must have for Data Center Environments running Storage Foundation and High Availability software to dramatically improve service levels while reducing cost and complexity.
- Installing Storage Foundation Manager (6min 47sec)
- Non-Interactive Installs for Managed Host Deployment (4min 07sec)
- Configuring Storage Foundation Manager 2.0 to Work with LDAP and Active Directory (4min 20sec)
- Managing Using Application Groups (7min 21sec)
- Making Storage Foundation Manager Highly Available (13min 32sec)
- Storage Foundation Manager DMP State Management Add-on (9min 38sec)
- Storage Foundation Manager License Deployment Report (12min 14sec)
Access the technical documentation.
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