Patent Number: 7,769,861

Title: Apparatus, system, and method for modeling for storage provisioning

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for provisioning storage resources according to a modeling policy. The modeling apparatus includes a monitoring module, a policy module, and a provisioning module. The monitoring module monitors the storage resources on the storage system. The policy module stores and maintains storage management, storage provisioning, and storage resource modeling policies. A user may access and specify these policies via a specification module. The provisioning module automatically provisions new storage resources, such as logical unit numbers (LUNs) according to the storage provisioning policies and modeling policies. The modeling policy defines a modeling strategy by which new storage resources are provisioned to include some or all of the attributes of a model storage resource.

Inventors: Bendich; Justin Russell (Austin, TX), Cannon; David Maxwell (Tucson, AR), Daryan; Alireza Razzaghi (Los Gatos, CA), Delaire; Brian Augustine (Fremont, CA), Eberly; Barry Lynn (San Jose, CA), Groves; David Wilson (San Jose, CA), Jandhyala; Srinivas (Austin, TX), Lamb; Michael Loren (San Jose, CA), McCrickard; Edward Martin (Austin, TX), Swank; Raymond Matthew (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/167 (20060101); G06F 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018