- Enterprise ready with support of the Linux Logical Volume Manager
One solution for addressing the challenge of aggregating and managing capacity from multiple SAN-based devices is one already deployed in many end-user environments: the host-based logical volume manager
Linux has long had much of these volume and RAID management functionalities using the Logical Volume Manager
(LVM) to configure volumes and Disk Druid to configure RAID volumes.
IT leaders need not look far for software that provides non-disruptive online storage management over SANs and SAN-attached storage, because software such as VERITAS' SANPoint Control currently offers logical volume manager
software that allows the data center manager to centralize critical tasks.
While this improved performance, it brought back one of the big challenges associated with logical volume managers
: loading, maintaining and qualifying software on each server.
Clients can be diverse applications such as SRM tools, logical volume managers
, and backup and recovery applications.
It has deep roots in computer virtual memory and networking technologies like host-based logical volume managers
. But with the growth in storage networking, virtualization became quite a bit more complicated.