The Availability Manager builds a data model of the discovered NAS IP elements in the managed environment. The model represents the discovered elements as instances of the VMware Smart Assurance ICIM classes.

The NAS IP elements are represented by instances of the following ICIM classes:

  • NASChassis

  • FileServer

  • Host (Celerra Control Station)

    During the discovery post-processing phase, the IP Manager creates the relationships and connections between the storage objects: Celerra Data Mover (FileServer object), NAS Network Server (NASChassis object), and Celerra Control Station (Host object).

    Note that, in addition, the Availability Manager discovers the Layer 2 and Layer 3 elements and relationships that are described in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide; for example, Cable, Card, Interface. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide also provides more information about the VMware Smart Assurance ICIM classes.