We just released the new BVQ V3.3.3 with great enhancements in performance and usage of the performance analysis methods.
We are in progress to translate the release notes to English. If you want to download V3.3.3 now you can do this from the German download link.
Significant performance improve for analysis operations in performance view.
Drawing operations can now be canceled
The performance analysis now distinguishes between "node... [More]
The BVQ development team is currently working on the new BVQ dashboard functionality. This new dashboard should become available in 1H2015.
The dashboard is great for monitoring, you can open several dashboards and put them onto different screens, this will then be a complete storage control station.
Each of the different windows can be graped, zoomed out and used for any kind of analysis.
put different SVC or Storwize systems on different monitors or you just mix them - as you like.
BVQV3.3.2 has toleration support for V7.4 which means that everything is supported without the new V7.4 features encryption and child pools.
These will be supported with the upcoming BVQ V3.4
We are very proud to announce the general availability of BVQ Version 3.3.
BVQ Version 3.3 is the first IBM SVC and Storwize monitoring and analysis solution with full support of the IBM SVC and Storwize Family Software V7.3.x.
IBM SVC and Storwize Family Software V7.3.x enhances overall system performance by introducing a completely new cache architecture. With BVQ V3.3 we are now able to analyze this new cache architecture. This is highly essential, to better understand performance bottlenecks because many problem root causes can... [More]
The BVQ presentation is now also available in russian language
Рост и стоимость – в условиях сегодняшнего дня компании должны справляться с ростом объема хранимых данных , в условиях увеличивающихся финансовых затрат.
рост и стоимость – две ключевые задачи на которых сейчас фокусируется внимание компаний .
При Росте объема хранимых данных в условиях увеличивающихся финансовых затрат , компании нацелены на использование... [More]
The BVQ offline scanner is the method of choice to collect data for an BVQ analysis with installing any program
No complexity - It will run in less than 5 minutes!
This is the starting point for a free health check report!
Start this scanner on any server or laptop and let it collect data for some time. This data will then be sent to a central BVQ Server (SVA or Partners) where it will be run through an report engine. You will receive a risk report some days after you have sent us the data. We call this... [More]
I'm going to be in Las Vegas from Feb 22 until Feb 27 to visit the IBM Pulse conference.
This is a pretty good time to meet and talk about BVQ business opportunities.
Or do some technical deep dives into the inner world of SVC or Storwize performance characteristics.
Who ever is interested on meeting - just send me a note.
The BVQ Node / Cache / SAN analysis is well suited to find vulnerabilities and performance bottlenecks in SVC / Storwize or in the SAN.
We offer a webex on February 10 in English
CET 17:00, EST 11 am, PST 8 am, MSK 8pm
Duration 1 hour
Webex on February 13 in German
Duration 1 hour
To enroll please use this link
Please do not forgett to enter the following codes into the... [More]
The BVQ use cases and experiences page has been re designed
you will now find all information grouped by themes
BVQ use cases and experiences
BVQ usage concepts
Saving Costs with BVQ, ROI related documents
BVQ VMWare Integration Package
BVQ Analysis: Performance bottleneck analysis
BVQ Analysis: SVC Storwize nodes, global cache, CPU load
BVQ Analysis: SAN, node ports, buffer credits
BVQ Analysis: Managed Disk Group Cache
BVQ Analysis: Compression,... [More]
We offer a series of different workshops which will show you how to use BVQ for performance analysis.
The workshops will be performed by using Cisco Webex.
After you have enrolled for a workshop, you will receive an e-mail with all information needed to participate .
Please enroll here with your name and e-mail address:
Please use this link to enroll
(select "other" and enter the sessions code into the comment field)
The three main steps for a performance status (60 min)
This is new for the upcoming Version 3 from BVQ (Nov 13)
BVQ can now scan on 1 minutes interval. It is incredible who much detail becomes uncovered when you scan on 1 minute.
Why does this matter?
A smaller scan interval will allow even deeper looks into the system.
The possibility to change these settings on the fly without any interrupt supports normal ands deep analysis mode.
To switch from 5 minutes to 1 minute is easy and does not need any special activity!
You just change the timing of the statistics... [More]
Overview: cost savings potential with BVQ
There are several areas in which BVQ can help to reduce procurement costs, operating costs and operating risks.
This document describes these areas where BVQ helps to save costs.
Reduction of purchasing costs
With measurements and appropriate presentation of results in the form of treemaps associated with IO density colorations, BVQ provides an excellent base to obtain a better assessment about the required amount of performance. In most cases this leads... [More]
In this customer example we had the opportunity that two identical managed disk groups with easy tier did perform completely different.
The Target was to understand why and to find ways to improve the situation.
Both managed disk groups have the same technical setup.
V7000 -1 (Cluster 1) we found that the improvements which have been expected by Easy Tier have not been achieved
V7000- 2 (Cluster 2) showed much better results for Easy Tier
Click here to open the analysis
it is now much easier to perform BVQ demo installation.
Just send us a mail, we will organize everything needed to start a successful demo.
You can also combine this demo with a SVC / Storwize system check.
Request a BVQ Demo
or just send us a mail to