METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A STORAGE SYSTEM

  • US 20090240976A1
  • Filed: 06/01/2009
  • Published: 09/24/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A storage system, comprising:

  • one or more memory sections, including;

    one or more memory devices having storage locations for storing data, anda memory section controller capable of detecting faults in the memory section and transmitting a fault message in response to the detected faults; and

    one or more switches, includingone or more interfaces for connecting to one or more external devices; and

    a switch fabric connected to one or more memory sections and the external device interfaces and interconnecting the memory sections and the external device interfaces based on an algorithm; and

    a management system capable of receiving fault messages from the memory section controllers and removing from service the memory section from which the fault message was received, and wherein the management system is further capable of determining an algorithm for use by a switch fabric in interconnecting the memory sections and the external device interfaces, and instructing the switch to execute the determined algorithm.

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