Proxy Providers Versus Embedded Providers (SMI-S)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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The implementation of SMI-S providers for managing Storage Arrays or Controllers often involves selection of type of providers (proxy or embedded). This presentation compares the advantages and dis-advantages of Proxy and embedded providers, design considerations for selecting any one of them along with various methods of implementing embedded and proxy providers. Issues in managing large number of objects, association traversal related issues and typical capabilities required in the providers to overcome this issue are also discussed. The Management client design consideration while managing proxy and embedded providers is also discussed.

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Design considerations for selecting proxy or embedded SMI-S providers by the Hardware Vendors
Resolving issues in managing large number of objects in proxy providers
The Management client design consideration while managing proxy and embedded providers