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ETERNUS SF - Flexible Data Management

The comprehensive and flexible data management for ETERNUS DX storage systems offers convenient, consistent and powerful tools with enterprise class functionalities even for the entry class.


Innovative and advanced functions increase operational efficiency and help to implement appropriate service levels. Complementing the integrated ETERNUS DX hardware storage management the ETERNUS SF storage management software is used to support overall daily operations within the entire storage infrastructure. ETERNUS DX' embedded management, together with ETERNUS SF, serve as the overarching basis for Fujitsu's highly efficient Flexible Data Management.


It offers the same usability for all operational workflows throughout the ETERNUS DX series, from entry-level systems up to the high-end models.

Features and Benefits

Main Features Benefits
Configuration and Correlation Management
  • Device detection, zoning and access path management
  • Visualization of the entire SAN infrastructure - storage systems, switches and servers including virtual machines
  • Wizard assisted setup of major features.
  • Reduces operational cost through centralized management and uniform administrative tools.
  • Lowers the workload and training needs of administrative staff
Fault Management
  • Permanent status monitoring and health check of the entire infrastructure
  • Local or remote deploy of failure event alerts
  • Enables preemptive fault countermeasures
  • Reduces needed time for fault and incident detection and error fix
Performance Management
  • Performance monitoring of storage devices and SAN infrastructure
  • Setting of performance thresholds and alert policies
  • Automated Quality of Service management based on performance requirements
  • Improves significantly application data access, availability and performance
  • Helps to avoid, identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks
  • Increases quality of service
Automated Storage Tiering Management
  • Setup of profiles, policies and tier pools for automatic data movement
  • Lowers acquisition cost while increasing I/O performance
  • Reduces total cost of ownership, energy consumption and system footprint
Replication and Backup Management
  • Comprehensive functions for local and remote replication
  • Non-stop backup for all major database systems
  • Backup support for virtualized server environments
  • Replication and backup tailorable to business needs
  • Frees server resources for operative tasks
Disaster Recovery Management
  • Setup and management of synchronous and asynchronous array-based replication
  • Automated failover in virtualized server environments
  • Prevents loss of vital information and data
  • Ensures continous business operations, services and production under any circumstances.
Business Continuity Management
  • Transparent failover between storage systems
  • Automatic and manual failover
  • Round the clock application availability
  • Ease-of-use and affordable business continuity
Energy Consumption Management
  • Monitoring of power consumption and temperature
  • Setting of thresholds and policies for disk spin-dow
  • Decreases expenditures for power and cooling

Technical Details

Supported Devices

ETERNUS SF Storage Cruiser
Disk Storage Systems ETERNUS DX60 S3, DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2, DX80/DX80 S2, DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX410/DX410 S2, DX440/DX440 S2
ETERNUS DX8400, DX8700/DX8700 S2
NetApp FAS series, V series
All Flash Arrays ETERNUS DX200F
Tape Libraries ETERNUS LT20/LT20 S2, LT40/LT40 S2, LT60/LT60 S2
ETERNUS LT200, LT210, LT220, LT230, LT250, LT270, LT270 S2, LT260
Data Protection Appliances ETERNUS CS800, CS800 S2, CS800 S3, CS800 S4, CS800 S5, CS2000
Fibre Channel Switches Brocade 12000, 24000, 48000
Brocade 8000, 7800, 7500, 6730, 6710, 6510, 6505, 5000, 5100, 5300, 5450
Brocade 4016, 4016 4D, 4100, 4900
Brocade 3250, 3850, 3014, 3200, 3800k, 3900
Brocade 200E, 300
Brocade DCX 8510, Brocade DCX-4S
Brocade AP7420
PRIMERGY Fibre Channel Switch Blade
PRIMERGY BX600 Fibre Channel Switch Blade
PRIMERGY Fibre Channel Switch Blade
S26361-F3144-E1/L1, S26361-F3144-E2/L2, S26361-F3144-E4
S26361-F3144-E6, S26361-F3144-E14, S26361-F3144-E16
S26361-K1305-V14, S26361-K1305-V26, S26361-K1305-V126

ETERNUS SF AdvancedCopy Manager
Disk Storage Systems ETERNUS DX60 S3, DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2, DX80/DX80 S2, DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX410/DX410 S2, DX440/DX440 S2
ETERNUS DX8400, DX8700/DX8700 S2
All Flash Arrays ETERNUS DX200F

ETERNUS SF Express
Disk Storage Systems ETERNUS DX60 S3, DX100 S3, DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2, DX80/DX80 S2, DX90/DX90 S2
All Flash Arrays ETERNUS DX200F

Installing specification

Manager Platforms Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
Solaris 11 (11/11 or later), Solaris 10 (except ETERNUS SF Express)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
VMware® vSphere 5/ 5.1/ 5.5
VMware® vSphere 4/ 4.1
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Hyper-V 2.0
Agent platforms Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2
Solaris 11 (11/11 or later), Solaris 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS v.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
HP-UX 11i v3, HP-UX 11i v3 (IPF)
HP-UX 11i v2, HP-UX 11i v2 (IPF)
HP-UX 11i v1
AIX 7.1/6.1
VMware® vSphere 5/ 5.1/ 5.5
VMware® vSphere 4/ 4.1
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Hyper-V 2.0
KVM on RHEL 7
KVM on RHEL 6
Client - Web Browser Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11
Firefox ESR 17, ESR 24, ESR 31

Licenses

ETERNUS SF Web GUI The standard browser based graphical user interface provides an intuitive single console for entire ETERNUS DX family and enables administrators to implement storage environments with ease and without high-level skills.
ETERNUS SF Express License Free-of-charge license for the ETERNUS DX entry systems that offers restricted functions for configuration, management and monitoring as well as basic snapshot capabilities.
ETERNUS SF Storage Cruiser (SC) Licenses ETERNUS SF SC Basic License: Offers functions to monitor and administrate multiple ETERNUS DX systems including storage system configuration, health and status overview, performance monitoring, Eco Mode settings, power consumption and temperature monitoring.
ETERNUS SF SC Standard License: Enhanced license offering in addition to the basic license health, status and end-to-end relationship overview for 3rd party storage, switches, servers and VM's, SAN management with correlation and map view and a reporting function. Mandatory prerequisite for the Optimization, QoS and Storage Cluster licenses.
ETERNUS SF SC Optimization License: Realizes automated tiering by setting policies to automatically place data with the best balance of needed performance and lowest cost to the right media at the right time.time. (available for ETERNUS DX S3 series except DX60 S3, DX80 S2, DX90 S2, DX400 S2 series, DX8700 S2)
ETERNUS SF SC QoS Management License: Enables the consolidation of multiple tiers of applications in a single storage system. The ETERNUS SF QoS automation feature enhances the array based ETERNUS DX QoS Feature and automates the process by automatically maintaining, controlling and balancing the response times of the application specific volumes. (available for DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3, DX200F)
ETERNUS SF SC Storage Cluster License: Transparent failover feature which ensures business continuity in case of planned or unplanned outages of a complete array. (available for DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3, DX200F)
ETERNUS SF AdvancedCopy Manager (ACM) Licenses ETERNUS SF ACM Local Copy License: Offers a comprehensive set of array based snapshot, cloning and mirroring capabilities including wizard assisted backup for Exchange and SQL Server. Mandatory prerequisite for the Exchange Server and SQL Server licenses.
ETERNUS SF ACM Remote Copy License: Enables remote mirroring between arrays synchronously or asynchronously. Mandatory prerequisite for the Storage Cluster license. (not available for ETERNUS DX 60/DX60 S2/DX60 S3/DX80/DX80 S2)
ETERNUS SF ACM for SQL Server License: Restore wizard for SQL Server.
License Bundles ETERNUS SF Starter Pack: includes SC Standard ,ACM Local Copy, ACM Remote Copy, ACM for Exchange, ACM for SQL.(available for ETERNUS DX S3 series, for DX60 S3 wihout ACM Remote Copy)
ETERNUS SF Tiering Pack: includes Starter Pack and SC Optimization.(available for ETERNUS DX S3 series except DX60 S3)