The HP Intelligent Infrastructure Analyzer Software (IIAS) is an online monitoring and diagnostic solution intended to manage the physical layer of a Storage Area Network (SAN) consisting of HP B-series and/or H-series Fibre Channel switches and directors. It uses industry-standard protocols (such as SNMP, SMI-S, Telnet) to monitor the physical layer across the SAN and to diagnose changes/events in Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver states/characteristics. It also presents the SAN topology, inventory and diagnostic information to the user in real-time. It is targeted at customers who have HP storage networking hardware in their SAN. The HP Intelligent Infrastructure Analyzer software can be used to monitor and diagnose the physical layer of the Storage Area Network (SAN) in real-time, with an emphasis on the Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers on FC Switches only. The product can be used to detect potential failures in the SAN for root cause analysis and failure impact assessment and is therefore highly beneficial for enterprise SANs, where SAN management becomes cumbersome and tedious. HP Intelligent Infrastructure Analyzer Software improves the total data center quality experience by predicting switch optical link failures before they are reported and aims to reduce the cost incurred due to application downtime.
Discovery and data collection
Enables the discovery of HP B-series and H-series switches in a SAN and also enables the collection of important device data from these switches.
Provides the ability to monitor the optical parameters of SFPs and states of ports and SFPs of the HP B-series and H-series switches and reports likely failure events for SFPs.
Examines the failure events for SFPs identified in the monitoring phase for root cause analysis and failure impact assessment, records status and provides recommendations.
Topology and inventory management
Presents the SAN topology and inventory information to the user in real-time. Provides the ability to generate the latest SAN component and connectivity information periodically. Helps keep track of the inventory of physical components in the SAN and connectivity among these components.
Generates reports with SAN topology, SAN inventory and SAN diagnostics information.
Provides the ability to create/delete SAN profiles, modify/update discovery information present in SAN profiles and also allows the user to configure the general product configuration options.
Authentication and licensing
Provides user authentication and license mechanism using AutoPass licensing.
Graphical User Interface
Features a GUI through which customers can perform profile management, discovery and fabric data collection, authentication, inventory and topology views, diagnostic information views and verification of licensing.
Provides a SAN inventory database, SAN connectivity database, analysis results database, reports database and events database.
Event log and notification management
Provides the ability to manage event logs and to send notifications upon detecting events/failures.
Provides logging capabilities for the customer to debug/troubleshoot reported issues.
Selective monitoringProduct Highlights
Provides the ability to monitor the entire datacenter or only part of it. Customers can monitor every port attached to the datacenter, or they can select to monitor links that are high value.
- Enables the discovery of SAN components and provides users with the ability to monitor the optical parameters of SFPs, states of ports and SFPs of the HP B-series and H-series switches
- Enables data center administrators to proactively monitor specific storage networking optical links, to detect devices that are likely beginning to fail and also prompts the administrators to replace failing SFPs
- Examines SFP failure events for root cause analysis and failure impact assessment, records status and provides recommendations
- Manages event logs and sends notification to user upon detecting events/failures
- Generates reports with SAN topology, SAN inventory and SAN diagnostic information