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Demartek Publishes Evaluation of Emulex OneCommand Manager Software

18 August 2010

Emulex Corporation commissioned Demartek to evaluate the ease of installation and use of its OneCommand Manager (OCM) software, and to compare its ease of installation and use against the equivalent software from QLogic Corporation (SANsurfer) and Brocade Corporation. OneCommand Manager manages host bus adapters (HBAs) and converged network adapters (CNAs) manufactured by Emulex. This evaluation focused specifically on the installation process, applying updates to the adapters and applying adapter parameter settings in a VMware vSphere 4 environment. Emulex OneCommand Manager is the successor to HBAnyware.

This evaluation was conducted at the Demartek facilities in Colorado, using three physical servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit) and one server running VMware vSphere 4.

Various HBAs and CNAs from each of the three suppliers were installed into the servers and their respective management software applications provided with the adapters were used to manage the adapters. These servers and adapters were connected into two storage fabrics. One storage fabric was an 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) fabric and the other was a 10 Gb/s Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) fabric. Separate storage target devices were also connected into each of the fabrics.

Our general findings were that for equivalent functions, Emulex OneCommand Manager provided a greater degree of task automation, multi-protocol management, and scalability which can help to streamline management functions within data center environments...

View the Demartek Evaluation of Emulex OneCommand Manager Software

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Demartek Evaluation of Emulex OneCommand Manager Software


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