Single management point for a storage system or storage area network

  • US 6,839,750 B1
  • Filed: 03/03/2001
  • Issued: 01/04/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In an object oriented computer network including a user interface and a storage system, said storage system including both a plurality of storage processors each having object tree information defining itself and its relationship to all of its directly coupled nodes and at least one disk drive, apparatus for managing said storage system comprising:

  • first means for communicating between said user interface and each one of said plurality of storage processors;

    said each one of said plurality of storage processors including second means for communicating with both all other of said plurality of storage processors and said at least one disk drive;

    said second means including third means for obtaining said object tree information from each of said all other of said plurality of storage processors whereby said each one of said plurality of storage processors contains all said object tree information in said storage system; and

    , said user interface including means for selecting a particular one of said plurality of storage processors, whereby a single management point of ingress to and egress from said storage system is established for said user interface.

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