Netreon(TM), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Peerless Systems Corporation and a provider of enterprise integration software for networked devices, today announced today that it is demonstrating SANexec(TM), a storage area network (SAN) management tool designed to extend the capabilities of Microsoft(R) Windows 2000 to include SAN design and configuration.
Using Microsoft Tools -- Visio, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) -- Netreon has developed a SAN management tool that moves the SAN management into the Windows 2000 environment.
SANexec uses switch information captured from the Brocade Fabric Access(TM) Application Programming Interface (API) to allow IT departments to configure, zone and administer the Fibre Channel fabric in a SAN. By integrating a very common design tool, MS Visio, directly into the product, Netreon said it is able to make static representations of the SAN "come alive" as it communicates directly with the SAN to show actual versus planned status performance and configuration data within a pane of MMC. SANexec provides to an administrator all the configuration tools needed to configure or reconfigure a SAN, recover from a shutdown, compare SAN configurations, upgrade and in all ways ensure the robust health of a fibre channel storage network.