2 Hands Free Capacity Provisioning Very large virtual disk assigned to each server Small fraction of real capacity allocated to each virtual disk SANmelody automatically allocates additional space when used Servers think they have all the storage they want… …but they only get what they need.
3 Auto Provisioning Saves Time and Effort Traditional Disk Provisioning 1.Determine which Application is running out of space 2.Determine how to add storage (extend Volume/LUN, add LUN, etc.) 3.Determine how much storage to add. 4.Determine where to get storage. 5.Allocate storage from Pool. 6.Set protection (LUN masks) for Applications to see correct storage. 7.Set switch zoning and HBA settings if applicable. 8.Add storage to App. LUN or create new App. LUN Note: Typically requires reboots and downtime 9.Perform Volume formatting, Volume Management, Configure OS and Apps. to be able to use the larger LUN or new LUN 10.Replenish Pool (add disks) DataCore Automates the Process Reduce the Work and Eliminates time consuming Steps! Automatic Virtual Capacity Free up your Administrators for more productive tasks Do it once –versus- 10 Step Process with Downtime
4 Virtual Capacity Pool 2 TB Virtual Capacity Pool Mail Server Database Server File Server Web Server Get Auto Provisioned Capacity over the LAN Populate the Virtual Capacity Pool with Physical disks Physical Disks Create Virtual Capacity Pool Add more Capacity as needed Deliver Virtual Capacity Volumes to Servers 2 TB As Applications execute SANmelody Auto Provisions disk space Physical Disks Threshold Level Alerts Generated 3 clicks