Management issues for high performance storage systems

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Managing distributed high-performance storage systems is complex and, although sharing common ground with traditional network and systems management, presents unique storage-related issues. Integration technologies and frameworks exist to help manage distributed network and system environments. Industry-driven consortia provide open forums where vendors and users cooperate to leverage solutions. But these new approaches to open management fall short addressing the needs of scalable, distributed storage. We discuss the motivation and requirements for storage system management (SSM) capabilities and describe how SSM manages distributed servers and storage resource objects in the High Performance Storage System (HPSS), a new storage facility for data-intensive ... continued below

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Louis, S. & Burris, R. March 1, 1995.

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  • Louis, S. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Burris, R. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

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Managing distributed high-performance storage systems is complex and, although sharing common ground with traditional network and systems management, presents unique storage-related issues. Integration technologies and frameworks exist to help manage distributed network and system environments. Industry-driven consortia provide open forums where vendors and users cooperate to leverage solutions. But these new approaches to open management fall short addressing the needs of scalable, distributed storage. We discuss the motivation and requirements for storage system management (SSM) capabilities and describe how SSM manages distributed servers and storage resource objects in the High Performance Storage System (HPSS), a new storage facility for data-intensive applications and large-scale computing. Modem storage systems, such as HPSS, require many SSM capabilities, including server and resource configuration control, performance monitoring, quality of service, flexible policies, file migration, file repacking, accounting, and quotas. We present results of initial HPSS SSM development including design decisions and implementation trade-offs. We conclude with plans for follow-on work and provide storage-related recommendations for vendors and standards groups seeking enterprise-wide management solutions.

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  • 14. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) symposium on mass storage systems, Monterey, CA (United States), 11-14 Sep 1995

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--120489
  • Report No.: CONF-950985--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
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Louis, S. & Burris, R. Management issues for high performance storage systems, article, March 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc791598/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.