The storage enclosure is managed by the Server Hardware Management software running on a host server, this tool is called Dell Storage PowerTools Server Hardware Manager. On the host server system, the management software and the storage enclosure communicate management requests and event information by using in-band SAS connections. The Server Hardware Management Software is consists of two major components:

Server Hardware Manager Command Line Interface (SHM CLI) — This component provides a CLI used to obtain device and status information of storage and hardware components. You can use the SHM CLI for firmware updates of Enclosure Management Modules (EMMs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) within the enclosure and system drives.

Server Hardware Monitor — This component runs continuously, monitoring and logging the status of storage components, including enclosures, adapters, HBAs, EMMs, drives, and EMM components (such a fans, PSUs, and temperature sensors). The enclosures that this software applies to include:

  • Dell Storage and Microsoft Storage Spaces Solution (DSMS)
  • Dell PowerVault MD3060e
  • Dell PowerVault MD1200 series
  • Dell Storage MD1280
  • Dell Storage MD1400 series
Dell Storage PowerTools Server Hardware Manager Documentation
DocumentVersion
Administrator’s Guide 2.0
Support Matrix 2.0