Patent Number: 7,769,842

Title: Storage management unit to configure zoning, LUN masking, access controls, or other storage area network parameters

Abstract: Some of the embodiments disclosed are systems and methods of configuring an access masking structure which include, but are not limited to, selecting at least one computer to participate in an access restriction set, selecting at least one storage unit to participate in the access restriction set, disabling all non-selected computers, disabling all non-selected storage units and placing the access masking structure into learn mode. This method also comprises booting the computer, detecting activity between the selected computers and the selected storage units, and automatically building the access restriction set based upon the detected computers and storage units while the access masking structure is in the learn mode.

Inventors: Weber; Ralph O. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: ENDL Texas, LLC

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018