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INFINIDAT Host PowerToolsTM is an application that provides the host administrators with provisioning capabilities by assisting and easing the process of provisioning volumes.

INFINIDAT encourages a close cooperation between the storage administrator and application administrators. According to this vision, the storage administrator maintains an overall control over the storage environment, and sets policies to be followed by all of the applications. Application administrators are granted with the autonomy to provision storage and to operate within the policies set by the storage administrator. This approach enables InfiniBox to intelligently automate most of the processes, and to monitor the administrator actions so as to prevent mistakes that can lead to downtime.

INFINIDAT strongly encourages organizations to adopt this policy-driven approach which accelerates business processes, but of course customers may also opt out of it. Working in this approach, Host PowerTools offers a read-only mode for the host administrator, where all changes are carried out by the storage team only.

Host PowerToolsTM is a trademark of INFINIDAT.

Terminology

InfiniBox

The INFINIDAT storage system that Host PowerTools connects to.

Pool

The pool is a logical space that contains volume, snapshot and clones. The pool allocates physical and virtual storage space for these entities. The pool also determines a policy for automatic extension in case of space depletion.

Host

A computer system to which the InfiniBox  is attached and accessible for data storage and I/O.

Volume

A set of disk blocks presented to an operating environment as a range of consecutively numbered logical blocks with disk-like storage and I/O semantics.

LUN

Logical Unit Number. An identifier of the volume.

Supported Platforms

See an up-to-date list on the INFINIDAT Support website.

Installation prerequisites

  • Disk space -- 2GB
  • RAM - 512MB 

Download site for the installation package

The Host PowerTools installation packages are available from the Repository site.

Download instructions are avialable on screen:

  1. Go to: http://repo.infinidat.com
  2. On the navigation tree, click on Host PowerTools
  3. Select your OS and follow the relevant installation instructions
     

Note: AIX ODM is now available for download in a separate RPM package.

Related documentation

InfiniBox documentation is available on the Support site at http://support.infinidat.com as follows:

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