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    maxView StorageManager User's GuideCDP-00278-01-A Rev. A

    Issue: September 17, 2012

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    Adaptec Firmware/BIOS/Drivers/Utilities Version 8.0September 17,2012

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  • ContentsAdaptec by PMC Product Support..............................................................................................................................8Software License Agreement......................................................................................................................................9

    1 About this Guide...................................................................................................................................................12What You Need to Know Before You Begin..................................................................................................12Terminology Used in this Guide...................................................................................................................12How to Find More Information....................................................................................................................13

    2 Introduction to maxView Storage Manager..........................................................................................................14Getting Started.............................................................................................................................................14About maxView Storage Manager ...............................................................................................................14

    About the maxView Storage Manager Agent .................................................................................15About the maxView Storage Manager Web Server.........................................................................15About the maxView Storage Manager CIM Server..........................................................................15

    System Requirements..................................................................................................................................16Browser Support..........................................................................................................................................16Typical Storage Space Configurations...........................................................................................................17

    A Simple Storage Space...................................................................................................................17An Advanced Storage Space............................................................................................................17Continuing to Grow Your Storage Space..........................................................................................18

    3 Installing maxView Storage Manager....................................................................................................................19Before You Begin the Installation.................................................................................................................19Installing on Windows..................................................................................................................................19Installing on Red Hat, Cent OS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux.................................................................................20Installing on Debian or Ubuntu Linux...........................................................................................................21Installing on Solaris......................................................................................................................................21Installing on VMware ESX 4.1.......................................................................................................................22Installing on VMware ESXi 5.0......................................................................................................................23Installing on a VMware Guest OS.................................................................................................................24Running maxView Storage Manager from the DVD.....................................................................................24Uninstalling maxView Storage Manager......................................................................................................25

    Uninstalling from Windows.............................................................................................................25Uninstalling from Red Hat, Cent OS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux.............................................................25Uninstalling from Debian or Ubuntu Linux......................................................................................25Uninstalling from Solaris..................................................................................................................25Uninstalling from VMware ESX 4.1..................................................................................................26Uninstalling from VMware ESXi 5.0.................................................................................................26

    4 Exploring maxView Storage Manager...................................................................................................................27Starting maxView Storage Manager and Logging In ....................................................................................27Working in maxView Storage Manager........................................................................................................27Overview of the Main Window....................................................................................................................27

    The Enterprise View ........................................................................................................................28What do the Enterprise View Icons Mean? ......................................................................29

    The Ribbon ......................................................................................................................................30The Storage Dashboard...................................................................................................................30

    Checking System Status from the Main Window.........................................................................................31Revealing More Device Information ............................................................................................................32Getting Help.................................................................................................................................................33Logging Out of maxView Storage Manager..................................................................................................33

    5 Building Your Storage Space.................................................................................................................................34Overview......................................................................................................................................................34Choosing a Management System.................................................................................................................34

    Local or Remote?.........................................................................................................................34

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  • Logging in on the Local System .......................................................................................................35Starting maxView Storage Manager on Remote Systems............................................................................35

    Starting the Agent Only ..