Adaptec maxView Storage Manager is a web interface that lets you manage :
Note : If you install the Adaptec maxView Storage Manager agent on another computer that has an Adaptec cotnroller, you can manage the remote PC from the same web interface. The web interface is very convenient for business as it will also allow you to manage multiple servers with Adaptec controllers.
Important : PMC-Sierra who owned the Adaptec brand was acquired by Microsemi Corporation.
Links present on this article have therefore been updated accordingly.
Now, to manage your RAID controller and your RAID volumes, you can use :
On the installation DVD, you will find the "Adaptec maxView Storage Manager" program that will allow you to manage :
However, the version provided on this DVD is 1.0. After having installed it on a computer running Windows 7 64 Bit, we realized that the web interface was inaccessible because of SSL errors.
To solve this problem, simply download the latest version of "Adaptec maxView Storage Manager" on the Adaptec website and install it. Then, you will be able to ignore the security exception displayed by your favorite web browser.
By default, MaxView uses :
Because the Administrator account is disabled by default in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and later, we used another account that has administrator rights. (in short : not a limited account)
If you want to block access to "MaxView Storage Manager" from the outside (LAN and Internet), you must enable the "LocalHost Mode". Thus, the servers will listen on the IP address 127.0.0.1. Allowing you to access the web interface only if you are on the same PC as the server.
If you are the company's system administrator and you need to access the controller settings from another computer network (or even from the Internet if the router is properly configured for this use), you should uncheck this box.
The installer checks credentials specified.
The installer show you ports that will be used for the CIM server and the web server.
The installer allows you to install :
The agent also allows you to manage the remote controller (eg through the web interface).
Finally, run the program with the icon displayed on the desktop.
To start Adaptec maxView Storage Manager, just use the shortcut displayed on your desktop. This shortcut will redirect you to the address : https://localhost:8443/maxview/manager/login.xhtml
Ignore this warning and add an exception for this site (depending on your browser).
Note : If necessary, replace "localhost" by the IP address : 127.0.0.1
And login with credentials used to install maxView Storage Manager.
As you can see, this interface will allow you to :
At the top of the page, you can :
At the bottom of the page you will see :
For a computer or a server, you will find :
For each controller, you can know :
By clicking on the link "Advanced Statistics", you can find these data.
In the controller properties, you will find :
In the controller's resources, you will find :
In the "Events" tab, you will find events for the selected controller :
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