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Subject: Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) FAQ Revision 2004/06/23 - Part 1/1

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From: will.spencer@enterprisestoragemanagement.com (Will Spencer) Newsgroups: comp.arch.storage,comp.answers,news.answers Subject: Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) FAQ Revision 2004/06/23 - Part 1/1 Followup-To: comp.arch.storage Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.EDU Reply-To: will.spencer@enterprisestoragemanagement.com (FAQ Comments address) Summary: This posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) about Enterprise Storage Management (ESM).
Archive-Name: comp-arch-storage/enterprise-storage-management-faq Posting-Frequency: Monthly Last-Modified: 2004/06/23 Version: 2004/06/23 URL: http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/enterprise-storage-management-faq.shtml Welcome to the comp.arch.storage Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Enterprise Storage Management (ESM). The Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) FAQ is on the World Wide Web at http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/enterprise-storage-management-faq.shtml The contents of the comp.arch.storage Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) FAQ include: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/faq/enterprise-management-industry-standards.shtml What industry standards are utilized in storage management? The standard for SAN management, as defined by SNIA is the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). In it's draft form, SMI-S was codenamed Bluefin. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/faq/smi-s-storage-management-initiative-specification-standards.shtml What standards does SMI-S rely on? - CIM Specification - CIM Operations over HTTP - CIM Schema - CIM-XML - Unified Modeling Language (UML) - Service Location Protocol (SLP) - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) (RFC1945, RFC2068) - An Extension to HTTP: Digest Access Authentication (RFC2069) - Transport Layer Security Protocol (TLS) (RFC2246) - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) - The Directory: Public-key and attribute certificate frameworks (DER encoded X.509) - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies (RFC2045) - PKCS #12: Personal Information Exchange Syntax Standard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/faq/widesky-emc.shtml What is WideSky? WideSky is an initiative from EMC to get its proprietary management software to run on other vendors' storage systems. WideSky technology is integral to EMC's ControlCenter family of storage management products. WideSky is open to software developers via the EMC Developers Program. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/faq/storage-management.shtml How is most storage managed today? Because storage management standards are fairly new, most storage is managed today utilizing one or more of the following technologies: - SNMP - telnet - HTTP - Proprietary thick-client management software applications -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.enterprisestoragemanagement.com/faq/storage-management-rfc.shtml What RFC's relate to storage management? The most directly relevant RFC is RFC 2837: Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fabric Element in Fibre Channel Standard. A draft RFC proposing a standard Fibre Channel Management MIB is currently being reviewed.