The IBM Cisco VersaStack comes with a set of GUI's for the Cisco UCS and the IBM storage.
Both enable to manage the system but storage monitoring and analysis capabilities are poor.
This is like flying a plane without a cockpit!
BVQ adds the needed cockpit with all necessary information in only one screen!
The CeBIT VersaStack / BVQ cockpit project
- Target was to setup a complete monitoring system for the storage component of the IBM Cisco VersaStack solution which is a Storwize V7000 in this case.
- For this prototype we used a small X220 laptop to setup the complete BVQ environment
- This laptop was connected with ISCSI to the storage and used IOMeter to create some load on the storage. (this is the reason for the relatively high latencies in the picture)
- Setup time was one hour
Installation can now be improved by adding specific alerts or reporting with BVQ
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