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SANpulse Technology: An Overview: SANlogics, SANEase, SANBlocks

November 16th, 2008 No comments

SANpulse Technology: An Overview: SANlogics, SANEase, SANBlocks

Through a client of ours, I heard about SANPulse, upon further checking their technology and approach to solve some SAN related Business Processes, here is what I found.
Very interesting and unique approach!!!!!
Seems like they have already been in the news at INFOSTOR and ESG.
A tool that competes with SRM (Storage Resource Management) or rather even fits in as a module to SRM in required cases.

4 Building Blocks that drive this process offered by SANPulse.
1) Collect
2) Correlate
3) Generate
4) Empower
The above Building Blocks of SANPulse create the below listed 3 different products/processes/reports that help customer with Blue Printing, Migration, Auditing, Reclamation and Re-Tiering.

Products
1) SANLogics: Data Collection and Analytics
a. Web based Reporting
b. Vendor Agnostic – Storage and Switch Neutral
c. Agentless
d. Multitasking and Multiproject based
e. Open Source Database
f. Integrates with other Frameworks and SRM
g. Can reduce cost by 40 to 50%
h. Can reduce time by 40 to 60%
i. Adaptive Reporting for Client Environment
Check out the SANLOGICS ARCHITECTURE
http://sanpulse.com/Images/SANLogics.jpg

2) SANEase: Reduce Human Capital, Risk and Cost
a. End to End changes with minimum Risk and Cost.
b. Data readily available and fresh
c. Audit Summary
d. Automated Processes
e. Client SAN Transparency
SAN Ease saves time with SAN Planning, Implementation and Execution phases based on the data collection process from SANLogics engine.
Check out the SANEase Cost Savings
http://sanpulse.com/Images/SANEaseContent.gif

3) SANBlocks – Modules that sit around SANLogics providing building blocks of SAN
a. A true solution that can help customers with migrations, auditing, reclamation and re-tiering.

Check out SANBlocks

http://sanpulse.com/Images/SANBlocksCONTENT.gif

The driving force from the SANLogics, SANEase and SANBlocks can help the customers with several key Aspects like
1) SAN Blueprint Solutions
a) Significant Cost Reduction
b) Accuracy
c) Flexibility

2) SAN Audits and Clean up Solutions
a) Zone Clean ups
b) Reclaimable Storage
c) LUN Count Mismatches

3) SAN Migration and Consolidation Solutions
a) Agentless
b) Heterogeneous Environments
c) Automated Discovery – End to End.
d) Non Disruptive
e) Fewer onsite resources

4) SAN Reclamation Solutions
a) Identify Reclaimable Storage
b) Automated Process to Reclaim
c) Immediate ROI
d) Centralized Console for Management Views

5) SAN Re-Tiering Solutions
a) Identify Re-Tiering Opportunities
b) Storage Efficiency and Optimizations
c) Centralized Console for Management Views

Facts:

Business Partners of SANPulse: Cisco, EMC, Brocade, Sun, VMware, HP, Netapp, Hitachi.Private
Company, possibly started in 2005. Read a Client Migration Case study http://sanpulse.com/Documents/CaseStudy-1.pdf

ESG Report
http://sanpulse.com/Documents/ESG_Lab_Validation_Report_SANpluse_May_08.pdf

Website:
http://www.sanpulse.com

Future:


Bright future, but it might be a tough market to begin.

Prime target for takeover, if they align themselves with a certain OEM.

Great Technology!!!!

If you are in process of any sort of Data Migration process for your SAN, I would highly recommend you might want to talk to SANPulse. Based on the technology, this is for larger customer bases with atleast 750 TB and up.

Based on sales and marketing in these tough times, the company should be able to sell these products / processes / services to a lot of industries hurting with the credit crunch. ROI and TCO models will be very helpful during the sales cycle. It might be a good idea to line up with some service providers / solution providers / SAN Consulting companies through partnerships for using SANPulse exclusively in certain environments.
Note: I do not have any affiliations with SANPulse.

Vendor WWN ID's (IEEE)

November 16th, 2008 No comments

Vendors WWN ID’s
Refer to the open systems host matrix if you need to know whether these HBAs are supported for specific hosts.
00-00-D1 (hex) ADAPTEC INCORPORATED
0000D1 (base 16) ADAPTEC INCORPORATED
00-30-D3 (hex) Agilent Technologies
0030D3 (base 16) Agilent Technologies
00-60-69 (hex) BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
006069 (base 16) BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
00-02-A5 (hex) Compaq Computer Corporation
0002A5 (base 16) Compaq Computer Corporation
00-60-48 (hex) EMC CORPORATION
006048 (base 16) EMC CORPORATION
00-00-C9 (hex) EMULEX CORPORATION
0000C9 (base 16) EMULEX CORPORATION
00-E0-24 (hex) GADZOOX NETWORKS
00E024 (base 16) GADZOOX NETWORKS
00-60-B0 (hex) HEWLETT-PACKARD CO.
0060B0 (base 16) HEWLETT-PACKARD CO.
00-50-76 (hex) IBM
005076 (base 16) IBM
00-E0-69 (hex) JAYCOR NETWORKS, INC.
00E069 (base 16) JAYCOR NETWORKS, INC.
08-00-88 (hex) MCDATA CORPORATION
080088 (base 16) MCDATA CORPORATION
08-00-0E (hex) NCR CORPORATION
08000E (base 16) NCR CORPORATION
00-E0-8B (hex) QLOGIC CORP.
00E08B (base 16) QLOGIC CORP.
00-00-6B (hex) SILICON GRAPHICS INC./MIPS
00006B (base 16) SILICON GRAPHICS INC./MIPS
00-10-9B (hex) VIXEL CORPORATION
00109B (base 16) VIXEL CORPORATION
All registered vendor WWNs can be found at the IEEE website

Comprehensive List of Mcdata, Brocade, Cisco, Connectrix, Sun, HP, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, Qlogic, STK, Dell list of Fabric Switches / Directors, Software

November 15th, 2008 No comments

Brocade – SilkWorm 4012 Embedded SAN Switch for HP p-Class server
Brocade – SilkWorm 3016 SAN Switch Modules for IBM eServer BladeCenter
Brocade Silkworm 3014 Fibre Channel Switch for the Dell PowerEdge 1855 Blade Server
Brocade – Silkworm 200E Fabric Switch
Brocade – SilkWorm 3250 Fabric Switch
Brocade – SilkWorm 3850 Fabric Switch
Brocade – SilkWorm 4100 Fabric Switch
Brocade – SilkWorm 24000 Director
Brocade – SilkWorm 48000 Director
Brocade – SilkWorm Multiprotocol Router
Brocade – Advanced Performance Monitoring
Brocade – Advanced Zoning
Brocade – Bundled Software Options
Brocade – Extended Fabrics
Brocade – Fabric OS
Brocade – Fabric Manager
Brocade – Fabric Watch
Brocade – ISL Trunking
Brocade – QuickLoop
Brocade – Secure Fabric OS
Brocade – Tapestry Application Resource Manager
Brocade – Tapestry Data Migration Manager
Brocade – Tapestry Wide Area File Services
Brocade – Advanced Web Tools
Cisco – MDS 9020 Fabric Switch
Cisco – MDS 9100 Multilayer Fabric Switch
Cisco – MDS 9216 Fabric Switch
Cisco – MDS 9216i Fabric Switch
Cisco – MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
Cisco – MDS 9509 Multilayer Director
Cisco – Application Management
Cisco – Data Management
Cisco – Fabric Manager Element Manager (CFM)
Cisco – MDS 9000 Enterprise Package
Cisco – Fabric Analyzer
Cisco – Fabric Manager (CFM)
Cisco – Fabric Manager Server Package
Cisco – SAN Operating Systems (SANOS)
DELL-Brocade Silkworm 3014 Fibre Channel Switch for the PowerEdge 1855 Blade Server
DELL-McDATA 4314 FC Switch Module for the Dell PowerEdge 1855
DELL – Extended Fabrics
DELL – ISL Trunking
DELL – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Product Manager
DELL EMC – DS-16B2 FC Switch
DELL EMC – DS-32B4 FC Switch
DELL EMC – DS-24M2 FC Switch
DELL EMC – DS-32M2 FC Switch
DELL – Brocade SW200E FC Switch
DELL EMC – SW-3250 FC Switch
DELL – McDATA – Sphereon 4400 Fabric Switch
DELL – McDATA – Sphereon 4700 Fabric Switch
EMC – Connectrix DS-8B3
EMC – Connectrix DS-16B3
EMC – Connectrix MDS 9120 Switch
EMC – Connectrix MDS 9140 Switch
EMC – Connectrix MDS 9216 Switch
EMC – Connectrix DS-24M2
EMC – Connectrix DS-220B Switch
EMC – Connectrix DS-32M2
EMC – Connectrix DS-4100B
EMC – Connectrix DS-4400M Fibre Channel Switch
EMC – Connectrix DS-4700M Fibre Channel Switch
EMC – Connectrix ED-140M
EMC – Connectrix ED-48000B Fibre Channel Director
EMC – Connectrix ED-24000B Fibre Channel Director
EMC – Connectrix MDS 9506 Director
EMC – Connectrix MDS 9509 Director
EMC – Connectrix AP-7420B Multi-Protocol Router
EMC – Connectrix MP-1620M Multi-Protocol Gateway
EMC – Connectrix MP-2640M Multi Protocol SAN Router
EMC – Invista Networked Storage Virtualization Solution
EMC – Advanced Performance Monitoring
EMC – Extended Fabric
EMC – Fabric Watch
EMC – Inter-Switch Link Trunking
EMC – QuickLoop
EMC – Bundled Software Options
EMC – Connectrix Manager
EMC – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Product Manager
EMC – SANtegrity Security Suite
Emulex – SAN Storage Switch Model 355
Emulex – SAN Storage Switch Model 375
Emulex – InSpeed Embedded Storage Switch 350
Emulex – InSpeed Embedded Storage Switch 370
HDS – SilkWorm 3200 Fabric Switch
HDS – SilkWorm 3250 Fabric Switch
HDS – SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch
HDS – SilkWorm 3850 Fabric Switch
HDS – SilkWorm 3900 Enterprise Fabric Switch
HDS – Silkworm 200E Fabric Switch
HDS – SilkWorm 24000 Director
HDS – SilkWorm 48000 Director
HDS – SilkWorm 4100 Fabric Switch
HDS – Eclipse 1620 Multi-Protocol SAN Router
HDS – Sphereon 3232 Fabric Switch
HDS – Sphereon 4300 Fabric Switch
HDS – Sphereon 4400 Fabric Switch
HDS – Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch
HDS – Sphereon 4700 Fabric Switch
HDS – Intrepid 6064 Director
HDS – Intrepid 6140 Director
HDS – Cisco MDS 9120 Multilayer Fabric Switch
HDS – Cisco MDS 9140 Multilayer Fabric Switch
HDS – Cisco MDS 9216 Fabric Switch
HDS – Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
HDS – Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director
HDS – FC/9000 Fibre Channel/ FICON Director
HDS – UltraNet Edge Storage Router
HDS – IPS 3300 Multi-Protocol IP Storage Switch
HDS – IPS 4300 Multi-Protocol IP Storage Switch
HDS – Advanced Performance Monitoring
HDS – Advanced Zoning
HDS – Extended Fabrics
HDS – Fabric Manager
HDS – Fabric Watch
HDS – ISL Trunking
HDS – Remote Switch
HDS – IN-VSN Enterprise Manager
HDS – IN-VSN Enterprise Manager Client
HDS – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Product Manager
HDS – FICON Management Software
HDS – Open System Management Software (OSMS)
HDS – SANtegrity Security Suite
HP – Brocade – SilkWorm 4012 Embedded SAN Switch for p-Class server
HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch and HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch
HP – StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32 & 4/32 PowerPak
HP StorageWorks 4/16 SAN Switch and 4/16 SAN Switch Power Pack
HP – Cisco MDS 9100 Multilayer Fabric Switch
HP – Cisco MDS 9216A Multilayer Fabric Switch
HP – Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch
HP – StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/12
HP – McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem
HP – StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24
HP – StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32
HP – StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128 & 2/128 Power Pack
HP – StorageWorks SAN Director 4/256 & 4/256 Power Pack
HP – Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
HP – Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director
HP – StorageWorks Director 2/64
HP – StorageWorks Director 2/140
HP – StorageWorks Multi-Protocol Router
HP – Advanced Performance Monitoring
HP – PowerPak Bundled Software Options
HP – Extended Fabrics
HP – Fabric Manager
HP – Fabric Watch
HP – Inter-Switch Link Trunking
HP – QuickLoop
HP – Remote Switch
HP – Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package
HP – Cisco Fabric Manager Server Package
HP – StorageWorks HA Fabric Manager
HP – Product Manager
HP – SANtegrity Security Suite
HP – Secure Fabric OS
IBM – TotalStorage SAN Switch L10
IBM – Brocade SilkWorm 3016 SAN Switch Modules for IBM eServer BladeCenter
IBM – McDATA 10/20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
IBM – McDATA 6-port 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
IBM – QLogic 10/20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
IBM – QLogic Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch for IBM eServer BladeCenter
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16B-2 Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16B-2 Express Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16M-2 Fabric Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16M-2 Express Fabric Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Fabric Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Fabric Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN04M-R Multiprotocol SAN Router
IBM – TotalStorage SAN24M-1
IBM – TotalStorage SAN32M-1 Switch
IBM – Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch
IBM – Cisco MDS 9100 Multilayer Fabric Switches
IBM – Cisco MDS 9216 Multilayer Fabric Switch
IBM – TotalStorage SAN M14 Director
IBM – Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
IBM – Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Direc
tor
IBM – TotalStorage SAN256B Director
IBM – TotalStorage SAN140M Director
IBM – TotalStorage SAN256M Director
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16M-R
IBM – TotalStorage SAN16B-R
IBM – Advanced Performance Monitoring
IBM – Extended Fabrics
IBM – Fabric Manager
IBM – Fabric Watch
IBM – ISL Trunking
IBM – Remote Switch
IBM – Secure Fabric OS
IBM – Bundled Software Options
IBM – IN-VSN Enterprise Manager Client
IBM – SANtegrity Security Suite
IBM – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM)
IBM – Element Manager
IBM – OpenTrunking
IBM – Open System Management Software (OSMS)
McDATA – 6-port 2 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
McDATA – 10/20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
McDATA – 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem
McDATA – 4314 FC Switch Module for the Dell PowerEdge 1855
McDATA – Sphereon 3232 Fabric Switch
McDATA – Sphereon 4300 Fabric Switch
McDATA – Sphereon 4400 Fabric Switch
McDATA – Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch
McDATA – Sphereon 4700 Fabric Switch
McDATA – Intrepid 6140 Director
McDATA – Intrepid 10000 Director
McDATA – Eclipse 1620 Multi-Protocol SAN Router
McDATA – Eclipse 2640 Multi-Protocol SAN Router
McDATA – Eclipse 3300 Multi-Protocol SAN Router
McDATA – UltraNet Edge Storage Router
McDATA – UltraNet Storage Director eXtended
McDATA – Enterprise Operating System (E/OS)
McDATA – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM)
McDATA – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Product Manager
McDATA – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) Lite
McDATA – FICON Management Software
McDATA – SANavigator
McDATA – OpenTrunking
McDATA – Open System Management Software (OSMS)
McDATA – SANtegrity Security Suite
McDATA – SANvergence Management Suite
QLogic – 10/20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter
QLogic – Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch for IBM eServer BladeCenter
QLogic – SANbox 2-8 Fibre Channel Switch
QLogic – SANbox 2-16 Fibre Channel Switch
QLogic – SANbox 2-64 Modular Fabric Switch
QLogic – SANbox 3050 Entry Level Switch
QLogic – SANbox 5200 Stackable Switch
QLogic – SANbox 5602 Stackable Switch
QLogic – SAN Connectivity Kit 3000
QLogic – 2Gb SAN Connectivity Kit for Windows Server 2003
QLogic – SANbox Express 1400 Fibre Channel Switch
QLogic – SANsurfer Tool Kit
QLogic – SANsurfer Management Suite
StorageTek – SilkWorm 3250 Fabric Switch
StorageTek – SilkWorm 3850 Fabric Switch
StorageTek – SilkWorm 4100 Enterprise Fabric Switch
StorageTek – SilkWorm 3900 Enterprise Fabric Switch
StorageTek – SilkWorm 24000 Director
StorageTek – Sphereon 3232 Fabric Switch
StorageTek – Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch
StorageTek – Cisco MDS 9216i Fabric Switch
StorageTek – Intrepid 6064 Director
StorageTek – Intrepid 6140 Director
StorageTek – SilkWorm 7420 multiprotocol router
StorageTek – Advanced Performance Monitoring
StorageTek – Bundled Software Options
StorageTek – Extended Fabrics
StorageTek – Fabric Manager
StorageTek – Fabric Watch
StorageTek – Inter-Switch Link Trunking
StorageTek – QuickLoop
StorageTek – Remote Switch
StorageTek – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Manager
StorageTek – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Manager Lite
StorageTek – EFC Product Manager
StorageTek – FICON Management Server
StorageTek – Open System Management Software (OSMS)
StorageTek – SANtegrity Security Suite
Sun – Brocade Silkworm 200E Fabric Switch
Sun – Brocade SilkWorm 3250 Fabric Switch
Sun – Brocade SilkWorm 3850 Fabric Switch
Sun – Brocade SilkWorm 4100 Fabric Switch
Sun – Sphereon 4300 Fabric Switch
Sun – Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch
Sun – McData Eclipse 1620 Multi-Protocol SAN Router
Sun – StorEdge Network 2 Gbps FC Switch 8
Sun – StorEdge Network 2 Gbps FC Switch 16
Sun – QLogic SANBox 5200 switch
Sun – StorEdge Network 2 Gbps FC Switch 64
Sun – Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director
Sun – Brocade SilkWorm 48000 Director
Sun – McDATA Intrepid 6140 Director
Sun – Extended Fabrics
Sun – Fabric Manager
Sun – Inter-Switch Link Trunking
Sun – Remote Switch
Sun – Secure Fabric OS
Sun – Bundled Software Options
Sun – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Manager
Sun – FICON Management Software
Sun – OpenTrunking
Sun – Open Systems Management Server (OSMS)
Sun – Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Product Manager
Sun – SANtegrity Security Suite

Fabric Director / Switch Model Conversion: IBM to Mcdata

November 15th, 2008 No comments

Mcdata Directors IBM Models
SAN256M IBM 2027-256
SAN140M IBM 2027-140
SAN32M-1 IBM 2027-232
SAN32M-2 IBM 2026-432
ED-6140 IBM 2032-140
ED-6064 IBM 2032-064
ES-3232 IBM 2032-232