Storage Management Tools in a Virtualized Server Environment


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Planning for storage requirements is a critical part of any server virtualization project. Many tools for the purpose exist, but their use is often an afterthought or an emergency purchase when customers discover that server virtualization increases storage costs and management complexity.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Introduction
    • 2.0 What Storage Structures Need to Be Managed?
    • 3.0 How to Maintain, Configure and Manage These Components
      • 3.1 OSs and Hypervisors
      • 3.2 Protocols
      • 3.3 Hardware or Virtualization Software
      • 3.4 Storage Arrays, Appliances and Physical Storage
    • 4.0 How Storage Management and Planning Reduces Costs
    • 5.0 Pure Storage Management Tools
    • 6.0 Pure Performance and Problem Management Tools
    • 7.0 Consolidation Planning Tools for Storage Within Server Virtualization Projects
    • 8.0 Summary
  • Recommended Reading
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