The new BVQ Web Dashboard in BVQ 5.3.2 allows you to share the status of the SVC with anyone and from anywhere. Just access the dashboard from any web browser and immediately see how your SVC Storage is behaving. Then use the BVQ interface to do deeper analysis. The performance data is continuously recorded and available for monitoring. See the status of the front-end, back-end, cache partitions, Node CPU utilization as well as the Node port utilization. The details of each VDisk load and latency is displayed as well. With... [More]
The performance analysis and troubleshooting of your SVC infrastructure needs a structure. Analyze the SVC in a structured way by using BVQ’s structured performance analysis methodology. This methodology guides you through the data path and it can, because BVQ has the Analysis Dashboard that contains dynamic performance views. The set of performance views brings into one single screen all the areas the data passes through so that you can with one simple glance, determine the area you should focus to find the root of the performance... [More]
The BVQ Web Dashboard is based on Grafana, which is one of the leading open source software tools to visualize time series data that can interact with different data sources ( https://grafana.com/ ). The BVQ Server now provides an API to access most performance metrics you know from the BVQ GUI, to visualize them in Grafana. Therefore, you have the option to install a preconfigured Grafana with some default Dashboards inside the BVQ Server. This offers a great possibility to view general "realtime" information directly in the browser... [More]
REST API Microsoft Excel is the most important and flexible Reporting Tool. Manifold opportunities to create tables, charts, calculations, etc. bundled with a variety of different skills makes it useful in a lot of different situations. Excel provides a wide range of options to import data from different formats in files, databases or API's. BVQ now provides an API to connect Excel to Topology information based on favorites located in "All Users". The information can be displayed in a Treetable and imported into Excel for further... [More]
As a request from one of our customers, we created a new metric called Overallocation coverage in BVQ version 5.3.1. Basically this is the ratio of over-allocated thin/compressed capacity covered by a pool or cluster: What is the advantage of having this metric? It shows very easily how well the space efficient VDisks are covered by storage capacities. In some cases, especially in very static environments, you know that you do not need this coverage. This value may then be... [More]
How analysis windows support storage performance analysis (and make it by factors faster) BVQ version 5 introduces a new interface which allows the grouping of logically connected views into dashboard-like analysis windows. These groupings can then be stored as favorites and can be used like recipes to help solve problems quickly. The following picture shows an analysis window which gives an overview of a complete storage system. This analysis window describes the data path and the load in the hardware in a way that allows for... [More]
Let's talk about great analysis power! But first: What is the difference between a dashboard and a technical dashboard? You have probably seen my post about the Grafana dashboard https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/BVQ/entry/See_this_at_Edge_2016_Performance_data_graphical_visualization_for_SVC_and_Storwize?lang=en "This is what changed the world of storage performance analysis!
Part 1" https://t.co/hRn3cFYRjL Part 2" https://t.co/wUklRmUsHX The Grafana dashboard which will be connected to BVQ ... [More]
BVQ will support Grafana for the performance data graphical visualization for SVC and Storwize (IBM Spectrum Virtualization). Use the whole power of BVQ to collect and prepare the data and let Grafana create excellent dashboards out of this! Come to booth 248 to see it live!
This monday August 15th, 2016 BVQ version 4.1.1 has been released. Now all new features of prior version 4.1.0 are public available: Event and audit log integration Topology filtering by attributes New system features supported (cluster sites, enclosures, Global mirror with change volumes and Hyperswap, Easy Tier load & Quorum index) Ultra high resolution monitor support (4k) Improved date-axis in Performance-View See release notes With the topology filtering for example you now can filter your BVQ treemap by... [More]
We have added many new features in version 4.1 One of the most interesting might be event and audit log integration or 4k monitor support. You can download this version prior to release when you send us a mail See release notes Highlights of Version 4.1 Event and audit log integration Topology filtering New system features supported Ultra high resolution monitor support Improved date-axis in Performance-View One example of 4.1 changes! We now can visualize the log and event entries inside BVQ and directly recognize the... [More]
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... [More]
Today we released BVQ version 3.5.5. This is a bugfix release which: full V9000 support improves the performance view for VDisk copies and the treemap coloring for data class to storage class placement ratings solves critical bugs for the VMware scanner (SSL certificate validation) and child MDisk group updates in the SVC scanner fixes the updates in list-views for newly created objects and the forward / backward function timeframe in the performance view corrects the SVC & BVQ ID labeling in some locations The complete release notes for... [More]
BVQ V3.5.4 - BVQ VMware integration package supports VMware 6.0 Since BVQ V3.5.4 the BVQ VMware integration package also supports VMware 6.0. Lookup hardware / software support in BVQ supported environments Supported environments More information about BVQ: BVQ presentation English BVQ flyer English The advantages of BVQ BVQ customer references and success stories BVQ partner information BVQ editions and product specification BVQ Base Edition BVQ Accounting Package BVQ SLM Package BVQ Copy Services Package BVQ VMware Integration Package... [More]
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. http://bvqwiki.sva.de/x/MACbAQ Significant performance improve for analysis operations in performance view. Drawing operations can now be canceled The performance analysis now distinguishes between "node to local node" and "node to a remote... [More]