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Hitachi Command Suite – Product Brief

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Hitachi storage management consists of specific products that perform separate functions in managing the Hitachi storage environment. Originally multiple products were collected into a solution and called Hitachi Command Suite, which was an over-arching suite of storage management tools that included storage resource management, tiered storage management, and storage system management. The expanded offering for managing storage and for monitoring and reporting on all elements in the storage infrastructure now includes:

  • Hitachi Storage Advisor – Configuration and management for Hitachi VSP family of storage systems. HSA has an easy to understand GUI and recommended configuration practices. The recommendations are Hitachi’s best practices for the VSP systems. Many of the storage tasks in managing a high-function system like VSP are automated including pool creation, port assignment, zone creation, and parity group initialization.
  • Hitachi Automation Director – HAD expands beyond the specific Hitachi devices to automate many of the tasks for the infrastructure. Virtual machine (VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM) resources may be automatically configured and assigned. Switch zoning for Brocade and Cisco can be set with resiliency and performance parameters. Specific applications can have resources assigned and QoS set at the LUN level. Data protection policies for the Hitachi Data Instance Director can be set based on best practices.
  • Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor – HIAA is a SaaS-based offering that analyzes telemetry data to detect anomalies for preventive actions, predict issues when planning for changes with use of historical data, provide correlation to infrastructure changes and performance, and monitor elements for optimizing performance. HIAA allows analysis and resolution with the collected data. Reports are generated from the multi-vendor devices monitored.

Hitachi Command Suite Product Brief includes:

  • Introduction
  • Highlights
  • Usage
  • EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group Opinion

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