FlashDisk Global Manager Advantages
- Embedded GUI for ease of use
- Intuitive and logical menus
- Event logging to non-volatile memory
- Remote access to FlashDisk RAID arrays
- E-mail notification speeds troubleshooting
- FlashAlert™ automated “call home” support service to eliminate downtime
- No host software needed
- Increase data availability by reducing downtime.
- Web-based interface for easy set up and configuration
- Supports all standard network protocols
- Vivid and intuitive graphics
FlashDisk Global Manager™ provides a centralized management pane for all FlashDisk systems installed and a centralized event notifications. This makes it very easy to manage a large and flexible virtual and tiered storage pool including primary storage, snapshot images and mirror volumes - and features FlashD2D™ - a unique scheduled, zero-downtime disk-to-disk backup. FlashDisk Global Manager, is a Java-based program specifically designed for managing multiple FlashDisk RAID disk arrays - all from a single web browser GUI. FlashDisk Global Manager provides a user-friendly interface that graphically represents disk array elements and simplifies the normally complicated process of array configuration. FlashDisk Global Manager also provides real-time representation of array statuses, thus making the task of monitoring disk arrays virtually effortless. FlashDisk Global Manager complements the on-board console interface found on the RAID controllers and the menu-driven configuration utility that provides the same functionality, but with greater ease of use. FlashDisk Global Manager comes with different utilities, including a portal window, FlashPath Manager, Configuration Manager, Notification Manager, Disk Performance Monitor, and a Storage Manager. The operating statuses of multiple systems are shown in the portal window, and the access to each system is also made via the portal window.
Event Logging & Notification
FlashDisk Global Manager 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 sends an e-mail notification to “e-mail enabled” cell phones, pagers, or PDAs based on specific user-defined criteria to multiple recipients per FlashDisk. For example, one FlashDisk could be configured to e-mail only the technician on call while another e-mails to a list of multiple recipients. This alert notification system eliminates threats to your data availability by allowing the right individuals to react to potential problems immediately.
FlashAlert™ “Call Home” Service
As part of our continuing effort to provide the best customer service, Winchester Systems includes a 24x7 “FlashAlert” data storage monitoring service that is included in the warranty and service contracts at no additional cost that captures the “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.