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 small. However, in more dynamic environments, storage requirements... [More]
The intention of VDisk copies is to protect servers against hardware failures. For this reason, it is important that the mirrors of the VDisk copies are stored on different storage systems. Here are some additional challenges in system administration and system monitoring. This document describes how to ensure that all volumes are stored on different sites. An wrong setup in this area can lead to an only 50% chance of surviving a fail over. If there is a mirrored pair on Site 1 and by an evil coincidence an another on Site 2 you have the... [More]
We will participate at this event as an exhibitor. Visit us at the booth and come to our presentation when you are also there or make a reservation for an exclusive session. Join us (presentation): We will have a presentation about “ Solve performance challenges and optimize your IBM Spectrum infrastructures with BVQ ” Short description : Tyson Foods and BITMARCK will be on stage with us during our technical session and will discuss how they overcame performance challenges and optimized their IBM Spectrum virtualized... [More]
SVA Software has just released a new version of our performance and capacity analysis software for IBM Spectrum Virtualized Infrastructure’s - BVQ v5 This new release has some great new features that simplifies and delivers even faster results to ensure that IBM Spectrum Virtualized infrastructures are always running at peak performance. New streamline reporting An integrated database for faster analysis and faster deployments Multi-view actionable dashboards for quick insight across the whole infrastructure Analytic favorites that... [More]
Last week, 15th February 2017, 2 BVQ versions (5.0.3 & 5.1.2) have been released. All of the new features explained in earlier posts ( Multiple view composition, Self explanatory favorites, Fully recallable table views) are available in the BVQ GUI. You can find a summary of all new features, improvements & bugfixes here: https://bvqwiki.sva.de/display/BVQ/BVQ+5.0 In version 5.1 we introduced our new MongoDB database backend in BVQ. In version 5.1.x MongoDB is only available for new installations. A migration process from... [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]
SVA presents ne w v ersion of storage m onitoring a nd a nalys i s solution BVQ at the CeBIT 2016 German s ystem integrator continu ously enhances s oftware Wiesbade n , March 201 6 SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, the biggest European IBM Business Partner, presents the newest version of the storage m onitoring a nd analys i s solution BVQ at the CeBIT 2016 in Hannover/Germany. BVQ is a software for the... [More]
BVQ version 4 is fully loaded with new features. Treetable, Filtering and analytic favorites are only some of them. Download BVQ Version 4 here Highlights of BVQ Version 4 Treetable Treemap filtering Object centric navigation Global analytic favorites Customize GUI startup window layout Consolidated DB installer Pre-consolidated stats storage Performance view enhancements Adaptive Treemap Sizing enhancements System deletion tool integrated in GUI Since beginning of BVQ we are working with the... [More]