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Advanced Storage Management Module

Fiber Channel Interface

A Fibre Channel Interface, is a network interface to a high-speed network technology primarily used for connecting shared storage devices (Storage Systems in iTop).

Fiber Channel Interface Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Device Foreign key to a(n) Datacenter Device Yes
Speed Decimal value (could be negative) No
Topology Alphanumeric string No
WWN Alphanumeric string No

Creating a new Fiber Channel Interface

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Fiber Channel Interface” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Logical Volume

The unit of storage managed inside a Storage System.

Logical Volume Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
LUN ID Alphanumeric string Yes
Description Multiline character string No
Storage system Foreign key to a(n) Storage System Yes
Raid level Alphanumeric string No
Size Alphanumeric string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Servers All the servers using this volume
Virtual devices All the virtual devices using this volume

Creating a new Logical Volume

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Logical Volume” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: a Logical Volume impacts the systems that use it (Servers, Hypervisors, Farms,Virtual Machines).
  • Depends on: a Logical Volume depends on its Storage System.

NAS

classicon_nas.jpeg A Network-Attached Storage system (in short: NAS) is a specialized file server appliance that connects to the network. In iTop a NAS is linked to NAS File Systems.

NAS Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack No
Enclosure Foreign key to a(n) Enclosure No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
PowerA source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
PowerB source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Network interfaces All the physical network interfaces
FC ports All the fiber channel interfaces for this device
Network devices All network devices connected to this device
Filesystems All the file systems in this NAS
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new NAS

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new NAS” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: a NAS impacts its NAS File Systems, the Application Solutions that this NAS is part of and all the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the NAS.
  • Depends on: A NAS depends on the Network Devices and SAN Swtiches to which it is connected and the Enclosure in which the NAS is installed (if any).

NAS File System

A NAS File System is the object that represents in iTop a shared file system hosted inside a given NAS.

NAS File System Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Description Multiline character string No
NAS Foreign key to a(n) NAS Yes
Raid level Alphanumeric string No
Size Alphanumeric string No

Creating a new NAS File System

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new NAS File System” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: none.
  • Depends on: a NAS File System depends on its NAS.

SAN Switch

A SAN Switch is a network switch compatible with the Fibre Channel protocol used by storage networks.

SAN Switch Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack No
Enclosure Foreign key to a(n) Enclosure No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
PowerA source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
PowerB source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Network interfaces All the physical network interfaces
FC ports All the fiber channel interfaces for this device
Network devices All network devices connected to this device
Devices All the devices connected to this SAN switch
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new SAN Switch

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new SAN Switch” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: a SAN Switch impacts the devices connected to it (Network Devices, other SAN Switches, Servers, Tape Libraries, NAS, etc.) the Application Solutions that this SAN Switch is part of and all the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the SAN Switch.
  • Depends on: a SAN Switch depends on the other devices it is connected to (Network Devices and SAN Switches) and the Enclosure in which the SAN Switch is installed (if any).

Storage System

A Storage System is used in iTop to describe any storage system that can be attached either to a SAN or to an Ethernet network. The logical unit of storage managed by a Storage System is a Logical Volume.

Storage System Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack No
Enclosure Foreign key to a(n) Enclosure No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
PowerA source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
PowerB source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Network interfaces All the physical network interfaces
FC ports All the fiber channel interfaces for this device
Network devices All network devices connected to this device
Logical volumes All the logical volumes in this storage system
SANs All the SAN switches connected to this device
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new Storage System

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Storage System” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: a Storage System impacts the Logival Volumes hosted on it, the Application Solutions that this Storage System is part of and all the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Storage System.
  • Depends on: a Storage System depends on the network devices it is connected to (Network Devices and SAN Switches) and the Enclosure in which the Storage System is installed (if any).

Tape

A magnetic tape (or cartridge) hosted inside a Tape Library.

Tape Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Description Multiline character string No
Tape library Foreign key to a(n) Tape Library Yes
Size Alphanumeric string No

Creating a new Tape

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Tape” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: none.
  • Depends on: the Tape Library in which this Tape is stored.

Tape Library

A Tape Library is a storage device which contains one or more tape drives, a number of slots to hold tape cartridges and an automated method for loading tapes. Tape Libraries are used for data backup or archiving.

Tape Library Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack No
Enclosure Foreign key to a(n) Enclosure No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
PowerA source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
PowerB source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Tapes All the tapes in the tape library
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Network interfaces All the physical network interfaces
FC ports All the fiber channel interfaces for this device
Network devices All network devices connected to this device
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new Tape Library

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Tape Library” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: a Tape Library impacts the Tapes stored in it, the Application Solutions that this Tape Library is part of and all the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Tape Library.
  • Depends on: a Tape Library depends on the SAN Switches it is connected to and the Enclosure in which the Tape Library is installed (if any).
2_1_0/datamodel/itop-storage-mgmt.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/19 11:40 (external edit)
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