FlashDisk Global Manager 3 provides centralized management and event notification for installed Winchester Systems FlashDisk FX and VX commercial storage systems, and FlashDisk RF and RV ruggedized storage arrays.
FlashDisk Global Manager 3 Overview
This new version of FlashDisk Global Manager has been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to configure and deploy FlashDisk storage systems; and to monitor their health, availability, capacity, and data-protection status.
FlashDisk Global Manager 3 is installed on a computer with network connectivity to the FlashDisk storage arrays being managed. This new management server provides a foundation for improved responsiveness, availability, scalability and security. Administrators access FlashDisk Global Manager 3 using any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) with a web browser installed.
An updated graphical user interface enhances the overall IT-administrator experience. Graphical representations of array elements and real-time status make it easier to see and understand what’s happening.
All mirror, copy and replication functions have been consolidated in a new “Replication Manager” function, making it easier to manage data-protection relationships and status.
A new Network Diagnostic Tool checks the quality, bandwidth and latency of connections between FlashDisk systems, enabling administrators to troubleshoot—or prevent—data-protection issues.
User Interface Examples
Event Logging and Notification
FlashDisk Global Manager 3 provides an event log with the time and date. Each FlashDisk array can be individually configured to store messages and to alert a network manager or system administrator of a potential problem. If a problem occurs, FlashDisk Global Manager can notify appropriate personnel via email, phone call, fax, SMS text message and SNMP traps. For example, one FlashDisk could be configured to text the technician on call while another e-mails a list of multiple recipients. This alert notification system eliminates threats to your data availability by allowing the right individuals to react immediately to potential problems.
FlashAlert Call-Home Service
As part of our continuing effort to provide the best customer service, Winchester Systems offers a 24×7 “FlashAlert” data storage monitoring service that is included in our warranty and service contracts at no additional cost. FlashAlert captures “call home” e-mail alerts. These e-mail alerts automatically open up a job ticket in our call center and set a plan in motion immediately to eliminate costly downtime.