Need a checklist to audit a typical SAN to record all the components

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We need a checklist to audit a typical SAN to record all the components of the SAN. The aim is also to record the metrics with view to help improve performance. Can you please help?
ASKED: November 18, 2008  6:55 PM
UPDATED: August 30, 2009  1:14 PM

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Good question. I dont have one right now. But this is what I would check:
1 .Configuration of all storage arrays. ip’s, passwords, raid groups, physical disks, storage processors, luns, connected hosts, support contact and information needed to contact spport.
2. SAN switch, configuration, # of ports, ports used, connected HBA’s or storage controllers, model, support information.
3. End to end storage layout diagram.
4. Metrics pertaining to iops per port, aggregated to iops per switch. Disk space utilization, RAID group utilization, Storage processor iops, %bandwidth used.
You get the idea. Start small, and you can keep adding to it.

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