In an organization where the hardware maintenance team is separated from the OS platform and operations team, 3Ware's RAID controllers have been in use together with the 3DM2 web service opened up to the hardware maintenance team for RAID device management. This allowed the hardware maintenance team to do the basic tasks like swapping drives, reconfiguring arrays or maintenance runs without bothering the platform operations team and, most importantly, without having local logon accounts to the operating systems:
As the 3Ware RAID controllers are being phased out throughout the organization and replaced by LSI models, there is a need to have a similar facility for the new controllers which also would support the OSes in use (Windows Server 2008 R2 - 2012 R2/ SLES 11 - 12, CentOS 6).
I know about local management facilities like MegaCLI, StorCLI or the Storage Manager (which is only available for Windows), but all of them require local interactive logons. The SNMP agent seems rather dated, also I have been unable to find a straightforward way to make use of SNMP for anything but monitoring purposes. So is there anything available to fill the management gap?