The Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) provides device discovery and management services for CommandCentral. The Central HAL Manager (CHM) runs within the Management Server and manages a set of device and application explorers. These explorers run locally within the CHM, gathering data about storage network resources.
Figure: Central HAL Manager (CHM): architecture provides an overview of the CHM components and their interactions.
To ensure that CommandCentral maintains accurate data about the storage network, the CHM does the following: