Apple has released an update to Xserve RAID Admin Tools to version 1.1. The software is a Java based app that is designed to allow users to control all aspects of Appleis Xserve RAID rackmount system remotely. The ReadMe is a bit shy on details concerning what is new, but lists a variety of features that are contained in the update. From the ReadMe:
RAID Admin is the Xserve RAIDis powerful remote management software that dramatically simplifies setup and monitoring of storage volumes. The robust self-monitoring technology and automatic notification service maximizes storage availability while minimizing the pressure on system administrators.
This Java-based application provides an intuitive interface for creating protected storage volumes, logging events, managing preferences, and monitoring storage hardware from virtually any networked computer over TCP/IP.
Monitoring panes display detailed information on arrays, drives, Fibre Channel, network, thermal, power, and events. You can add new systems to the Admin via IP or Appleis innovative Rendezvous technology. The RAID Admin tool also lets you set up notification via e-mail to let you know when a problem is detected.
Also included in RAID Admin are advanced Fibre Channel networking features such as LUN masking, which enables you to make storage volumes accessible to specific host systems while masking them from others on the Fibre Channel network.
You can find more information and a download link for the update in a Knowledge Base article at Appleis support site.