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HAL hardware abstraction layer

A component that performs device discovery and management for storage applications and devices. HAL maintains a real-time topology of the storage network and interacts directly with switches and storage arrays to control access to storage resources. HAL extends the functionality offered in previous releases of CommandCentral Storage, providing the ability to monitor and manage a large number of storage devices.