Sep 072012

So, how would you like to manage your EqualLogic SAN units from one interface? Sure, each EqualLogic SAN has Group Manager that you can easily launch to manage an array…but what if you have two, three, five or more EqualLogic SAN units to manage within one logical group or SAN? And what if these EqualLogic SAN units were all spread across multiple locations, perhaps even internationally?

Enter EqualLogic’s SAN HQ (short for SAN Headquarters).

Leveraging SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), you can collect performance statistics, alerts, and other health data to help you manage your EqualLogic SAN investment. Create and view reports real-time, and if you want a deeper dive into an EqualLogic array simply use the Simple Sign On to launch the EqualLogic Group Manager interface…it’s that easy.

Cost? Separate EqualLogic pricing for all this?

Nope. It’s already included with your EqualLogic SAN purchase. As long as you have a valid Dell ProSupport agreement in place you can download SAN HQ (and any software updates) straight from the EqualLogic support site. See our blog post from Sept. 5th on details for SAN HQ 2.5.

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