Tracking DMX storage allocation

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How are you tracking your storage allocations from your DMX to your servers? We began with the Excel-based design workbook that EMC delivers at the end of the installation engagement & that works up to a point. I've written code that loads the info into SQL & does some reporting on it, but is there a method that anyone uses that does the initial process better? Specifically, - identifying available devs - identifying appropriate Tier of storage - tracking the server reciving the storage - tracking the FAs the devs are masked to There's more, but that's the core of it. Thanks for any ideas/suggestions you can provide. Daniel
ASKED: March 23, 2009  6:08 PM
UPDATED: November 20, 2013  8:58 PM

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Thats pretty much how it evolves.
You start with a simple excel workbook, and as you need more reporting, you add querying capabilities to it.
In my environment, we maintain a totally different set of scripts which populate a mysql database with all kinds of informaiton, and then we run queries against that database to get our info.

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  • jceb38111
    @Daniel Rich - we have excel tracking sheets and I am tired of them... do you have anything better that you would share or suggest I use?
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