In our world, different solutions have different management capabilities, which make the daily routine of IT staff more complicated. To operate a datacenter, engineers should learn a variety of “languages” to be able to successfully maintain different pieces of hardware and software. In order to manage iSCSI storage via SCVMM
, SMI-S agent or native Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) will do the job. Of course, when it comes to Storage, we will talk about SAN and, in a big Datacenter, you will often have different SAN’s from different vendors, which requires knowledge of different APIs and CLIs for management. These big environments do not have an ability for unified storage administration which makes management a hard task.