The IP NAS solution architecture consists of the following components:

  • IP Availability Manager — A Domain Manager that discovers, monitors, and analyzes failures in the underlying IP network. With the NAS Extension applied, the Availability Manager discovers and monitors NAS devices, correlates events, diagnoses root-cause problems, and calculates impacts.

  • Global Manager — Abstracts and consolidates information from the Domain Managers and deduplicates notifications.

  • Global Console — Provides display capability for notifications, maps, and other graphical information.

    Managed NAS architecture shows the components and the flow of information for the managed NAS architecture.

    Figure 1. Managed NAS architecture