Configuration and management tool
The Nexsan NexScan management tool is embedded into the disk enclosure Nexsan offers. Instead of relying on a separate server or application manage the RAID array, you can use Nexsan’s intuitive web-based interface for simple configuration, management, and monitoring tasks.
- Shows status of disk drives, power supplies, fans, RAID controller
- Information is automatically refreshed at scheduled intervals
- Single click access to summary of all problems and warnings
- Event log for all significant events stored on disk
- Array is verified before being put into production; automatic "parity scrub" (array verify) is performed as a background task every 24 hours thereafter
- Additional access via the RS-232 serial port or network interface to an ANSI terminal or emulator
- Complete hardware status page lists all significant hardware conditions such as voltages, temperature, battery mode, cache settings, network settings, and blower RPM
- Supports automatic IP address assignment via DHCP, manually using IP Gleaning, over serial port, or via web page
- Cache management page allows configuration of cache as enabled or disabled, or remotely settable via standard SCSI commands
- SMART environmental monitoring support.
- DNS support for symbolic addresses
- Build RAID sets (and set RAID level and stripe size), partition RAID sets into Volumes, map Volumes to LUNs and host ports, and manage spares
- For each drive, complete Model Name, Capacity, Serial Number, and Firmware Revision is reported along with errors and retries, if any
- Alerts and warnings sent out using SMTP email alerts with problem summary, hyperlink to the enclosure management page, plus user-defined fields
- Extra security feature requires manual confirmation of destructive media operations
- Battery-backed Clock/Calendar is used to time stamp all major events
Configure and monitor subsystem using any standard web browser
The NexScan technology also includes TeleGuard call-home feature that notifies users of errors that have occured, as well as one that are expected to occur. The WorldView feature enables multi-box management, remote management, and the configuration of multiple arrays from a single, unified GUI.