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Infinidat Host PowerToolsTM is an application that provides host administrators with provisioning capabilities that assist and ease the volume backup and recovery process.

Infinidat encourages close cooperation between the storage administrator and application administrators. According to this approach, the storage administrator maintains overall control over the storage environment, and sets policies to be followed by all of the applications. Application administrators are granted 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.

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

Host PowerToolsTM is a trademark of Infinidat.

Terminology

InfiniBox

The Infinidat storage system that Host PowerTools connects to.

Pool

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 that is 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 products compatibility with host operating systems page.

Note:

  • Host PowerTools is not supported on hosts that have an Active-Active volume mapped as LUN 0.
  • Host PowerTools does not support Microsoft HyperV guest operating systems if there are Hard Drivers that are configured as pass-through disks.
  • Host PowerTools does not support VMware vSphere guest operating systems that are configured with Physical RDMs.

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 available on screen:

  1. Go to: https://repo.infinidat.com/#host-power-tools.

  2. Select your OS and follow the relevant installation instructions.

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

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Last edited: 2022-08-06 08:37:42 UTC

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