Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Windows Operating System Installation Guide

Using Supplemental Software to Manage Your Workstation

This section lists additional information about Sun supplemental software for your server. This information includes:

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager

The MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) program enables you to configure the LSI-based integrated RAID controller, physical disk drives, and virtual disk drives on your system. The Configuration wizard in the MSM program simplifies the process of creating disk groups and virtual disk drives by guiding you through several simple steps to create your storage configurations.

MSM works with the appropriate operating system (OS) libraries and drivers to configure, monitor, and maintain storage configurations attached to x64 servers. The MSM GUI displays device status in the form of icons, which represent the controllers, virtual disk drives, and physical disk drives on your system. Special icons appear next to the device icons on the screen to notify you of disk failures and other events that require immediate attention. System errors and events are recorded in an event log file and are displayed on the screen.

For information on using MSM, refer to the Sun LSI 106x RAID User's Guide for your server on the Sun product documentation web site at:

Managing the Workstation Using Intel ASF

Intel ASF (Alert Standard Format) provides standards-based alerting and remote control, which can be implemented on mobile, desktop, and workstation systems, or on server platforms. Both the alerting and remote control capabilities of ASF are hardware-based and local to the networking solution on managed systems. This allows these solutions CPU and OS independence, providing a persistent connection with the management console.

Installing the ASF agent on your workstation enables an ASF management console to use the workstation's Ethernet controller to collect information from various components in the system (including the CPU, chipset, BIOS, and sensors on the motherboard) and sends this information to a remote server running a management console. Use ASF as a tool for monitoring workstation health, asset management, and remote control.

For more information about managing client systems using Intel ASF, see the Intel web site: