updated 06:20 am EDT, Wed October 19, 2005
Xserve RAID Admin Tools
Apple has released , an update to the Java-based Xserve RAID's remote management software that provides an interface for creating protected storage volumes, logging events, managing preferences, and monitoring storage hardware from TCP/IP-based computers. Version 1.5 now correctly displays state when Xserve RAID is JBOD mode, addresses issues related to slower performing hard drives; changes procedure for adding drives and moving arrays to prevent inadvertently overwriting array drives; allows Write cache flushing to be disabled to prevent throughput drops when used in realtime applications (such as video capture); and addresses compatibility related to certain fibre channel switches and devices with FC-4 type, symbolic port, and node name registration, and Extended Link Services PLOGI and ADISC. It runs on Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later and is available via the Web or the Software Update.