Storage Manager for SANs
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
Storage Manager for SANs helps you create and manage logical unit numbers (LUNs) on Fibre Channel and iSCSI disk drive subsystems that support Virtual Disk Service (VDS) in your storage area network (SAN).
A LUN is a logical reference to a portion of a storage subsystem. A LUN can comprise a disk, a section of a disk, a whole disk array, or a section of a disk array in the subsystem. Using LUNs simplifies the management of storage resources in your SAN because they serve as logical identifiers through which you can assign access and control privileges.
To install and start working with Storage Manager for SANs, see Deploying Storage Manager for SANs.
For an overview of managing LUNs with Storage Manager for SANs, see Overview of Storage Manager for SANs.
For a list of steps about how to create a LUN using Storage Manager for SANs, see Checklist: Prepare and Create a LUN.
For information about the connections between the servers in your SAN and the LUNs that you create using Storage Manager for SANs, see Manage Server Connections.
To create and manage LUNs, see Manage LUNs.
To create and manage targets on iSCSI subsystems, see Manage iSCSI Targets.
For information about Fibre Channel and iSCSI subsystems, see Manage Subsystems.
For information about disk drives in the Fibre Channel and iSCSI subsystems, see Manage Drives.
For information about DiskRAID, see DiskRAID.