Methods and apparatus for installing agents in a managed network

  • US 7,703,091 B1
  • Filed: 03/16/2005
  • Issued: 04/20/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a storage area network management application that operates using agents for management of resources, a method for installing an agent on a plurality of host computer systems in the storage area network, the method comprising:

  • in a storage area network, identifying at least one agent to be installed on a plurality of host computer systems, wherein said storage area network includes one or more servers which interconnect through a switching fabric to a group of data storage systems to allow access to the stored data by said servers on behalf of client computer systems that request such data, and wherein said at least one agent executes on host computer systems to receive commands from a management server to configure and control various managed resources within the storage area network;

    performing prerequisite checking of each of the plurality of host computer systems to determine which host computer systems of the plurality of host computer system are capable of supporting operation of the at least one agent; and

    for each host computer system of the plurality of host computer systems that is capable of supporting operation of the at least one agent, performing an automated bulk agent installation operation to install the at least one agent on that host computer system.

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