How It WorksThe GUI (“ESOS Commander”) is installed on a local desktop machine (physical or virtual) running Windows, macOS, or Linux. For each ESOS server that you’d like to manage, a lightweight RPC agent is installed directly on the server which provides the ESOS API. Communication is encrypted between the GUI and ESOS arrays, and X.509 certificates are used for authentication.
And that’s it: Just two components to install and license. The machine that ESOS Commander is installed on can be “shared” by multiple administrators using remote desktop services. No licensing individual features/functions, and no capacity limits -- you get the full power of ESOS.
Guided WizardsUsing the wizards in ESOS Commander makes provisioning storage simple and straightforward, even for the novice SAN administrator. For both single-head and dual-head (clustered) ESOS arrays, the wizard functions guide the user through creating back-end RAID storage devices, carving up logical storage devices, configuring servers/initiators, and mapping the storage devices as LUN’s to the remote servers.
The ESOS Commander wizards make configuring ESOS clusters (dual-head arrays) a breeze. From the initial cluster setup, all the way to mapping devices as LUN’s, the wizards will perform operations on both cluster nodes as needed.
Advanced ProvisioningESOS Commander also accommodates the power user, for tweaking, and advanced storage configurations. You can use the tabs across the top of a selected host and drill into each functional area for advanced features.
For ESOS clusters (dual-head arrays) the cluster configuration tab provides an advanced interface to the standard Linux cluster stack. You can manage resources (clone sets), set various cluster properties, and even edit the raw cluster configuration and apply the changes live!