• Storage Monitoring Made Easy

  • Get the best from Sentry's powerful storage monitoring solutions. Watch the video
  • Getting Started with Storage

  • An introduction to the fundamental of storage technology. Watch the video
  • Key Benefits

  • Detect failures in your SANShorter time-to-repair, better uptime
  • Diagnose storage performance issuesShorter time to sort out poor performance issues
  • Reports on disk space availabilityManage and plan storage capacity
  • One single interface to monitor them allLess complexity, visibility on 100% of your IT
  • Native integration with the BMC frameworkShorter time to implement BSM
  • Detects backup and restore errors
  • Provides backup statistics

Storage Monitoring

Gain a Unified Visibility on your Entire SAN Infrastructure

Finding the culprit for poor response times is a job that requires more than a spyglass: our solution helps identify the bottlenecks among the usual suspects (investigate your entire environment from the blades to the disk arrays, through the fiber switches).

Sentry Software has taken its popular hardware monitoring solution and extended it to cover not only servers but also storage devices and all major backup manufacturers.

Available as agent-based and agent-less products, Sentry Software's solution monitors the health and performance of all SAN components to help administrators diagnose any availability issue. The backup hardware infrastructure, the backup applications, and the backup servers can also be monitored to early detect backup and restore problems.

The Storage Monitoring solution integrates into BMC PATROL, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management, and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. Some products also integrate into BMC Performance Manager Express.


A Full Picture of your SAN

Disk Arrays Fiber Switches   Tape Libraries Backups
  • Disks & controllers failures
  • Fiber links issues
  • Storage allocation
  • Data traffic and I/Os
  • Power consumption
  • Fiber links (port, connection, etc.)
  • Utilization (traffic, bandwidth)
  • Power consumption
  • Tape drives and robotics failures
  • Tape drive utilization
  • Power consumption
  • Drive cleaning notification
  • Backup and restore activity
  • Backup and restore performance
  • Backup and restore errors
  • Devices and media
  • Log and database storage
  • Backup servers, services, and daemons


Supported Devices

Disk Arrays Filers Fiber Switches
  • Dell Compellent Storage Centers
  • EMC Celerra
  • EMC Symmetrix
  • Hitachi AMS, USP-V/USP-VM, HUS, VSP
  • HP EVA, HP StorageWorks XP, MSA
  • IBM DS3000, DS4000, DS5000 series
  • IBM DS6000, DS8000 series
  • IBM XiV
  • IBM Storwize V7000 systems
  • EMC VNX/Celerra/NAS
  • IBM N Series Filers
  • NetApp
  • Brocade Silkworm
  • Cisco MDS, Nexus
  • McData
Tape Libraries Backup Applications
  • IBM
  • Quantum/ADIC
  • StorageTek
  • CA ARCserve Backup
  • EMC NetWorker Veritas NetBackup
  • HP Data Protector
  • Symantec Backup Exec
  • Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Veritas NetBackup
BMC Environment
  • BMC Portal v2.5 or later
  • BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management v9.0.00 or later
  • BMC TrueSight Operations Management v10
  • PATROL Agent v3.6 or later
  • PATROL Classic Console and PATROL7


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