Library Monitoring & Alert

At a Glance

Fujifilm's Library Monitoring and Alert Service provides system-wide visibility by tracking a wide range of tape library parameters and providing daily reports on all significant operational events. Timely insight into potentially degrading conditions allows you to take immediate, corrective action to minimize risk to corporate data while reducing costs associated with troubleshooting issues and recovering from failed backups.

Increase Visibility into Critical Storage Operation
Unexpected system, network or device failures in your tape storage environment are laborintensive and costly to troubleshoot and repair, especially with today’s reduced IT budgets and limited resources. Visibility into potentially degrading conditions allows you to schedule proactive, corrective, cost-saving maintenance on failing devices before issues occur, rather than requiring extensive and expensive system-wide troubleshooting after events turn critical.

Severity Levels for Assessing Risk
The events monitored by the Library Monitoring and Alert Service are divided into four levels: Critical, Cautionary, Concern and Informational. Critical events, such as lost device communications or serious error conditions, can jeopardize the successful completion of backups or restores. Cautionary, Concern or Informational conditions, such as poor drive efficiency or high device load counts, can have a long-term impact on system costs, capital expenditures or successful data recovery. The daily reports group events by severity level, allowing you to assess events and prioritize conditions requiring immediate action.

Recommendatons Save Time and Resources
In addition to reporting events and their severity levels, the Service also provides possible causes for triggered conditions. Troubleshooting can be labor-intensive and lengthy. By providing recommendations to potential root causes, maintenance can be planned proactively, providing significant cost savings in both time and resources.