Videos for IBM Storage Insights

Watch videos to learn more about how to use IBM® Storage Insights and IBM Storage Insights Pro to monitor and support your storage environment.

Important: These videos were recorded by using multiple versions of IBM Storage Insights and IBM Storage Insights Pro, but are at least partially applicable to the current version of the service.

Video play button Latest updates

Watch these videos to see the new features and enhancements of IBM Storage Insights.

What's new - August 2021
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q3 2021 update of IBM Storage Insights.
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What's new - June 2021
Learn about the new features and enhancements in IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - June 2021 (3:54)
What's new - March 2021
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q1 2021 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - March 2021 (3:54)
What's new - November 2020
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q4 2020 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - November 2020 (2:56)
What's new - August 2020
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q3 2020 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - August 2020 (2:43)
What's new - May 2020
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q2 2020 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - May 2020 (4:33)
What's new - March 2020
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q1 2020 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - March 2020 (4:33)
Important capacity updates - November 2019
Learn about the important capacity updates in the Q4 2019 update of IBM Storage Insights.
Capacity updates in IBM Storage Insights - November 2019 (3:12)
What's new - September 2019
Learn about the new features and enhancements in the Q3 2019 update of IBM Storage Insights.
What's new in IBM Storage Insights - September 2019 (4:49)

Video play button Get an overview

Watch these videos to get a quick overview of IBM Storage Insights.

Guided tour of IBM Storage Insights
Take a tour of IBM Storage Insights and see how it can help you monitor the performance, capacity, and health of your storage portfolio.
Tip: Follow along with this video on your own by checking out the interactive demo environment for IBM Storage Insights.
Predictive monitoring
Learn how IBM can become part of your operational team with predictive monitoring in IBM Storage Insights.

Video play button Get started

Watch these videos to learn the basics of how to get up and running quickly with IBM Storage Insights.

Getting started with IBM Storage Insights
Because IBM Storage Insights runs in IBM Cloud®, getting started is a snap. Watch this short video for a quick walk-through of how to register and start monitoring your storage.
Downloading and installing the data collector for IBM Storage Insights
Learn how to download and deploy the metadata collector. The collector is a lightweight application that streams capacity, configuration, and performance metadata to your IBM Storage Insights instance.
Assigning data collectors
Learn how to assign data collectors for specific storage systems. You can also change the name of the data collector that is displayed in the GUI making it easier to identify in IBM Storage Insights.
Adding storage systems to monitor in your storage environment for IBM Storage Insights
See how to add storage systems that you want to monitor in IBM Storage Insights. You can add multiple storage systems at the same time, or add them one by one.
Managing users
Learn how to manage users and their access rights that are associated with the Administrator and Monitor roles for IBM Storage Insights and IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Organizing storage resources - Applications in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to organize your storage resources into applications in order to monitor the capacity, space usage, and the performance of the applications and the application subcomponents in your data center with IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Organizing storage resources - Departments in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to organize your storage resources into departments in order to monitor the capacity and space usage of departments and subdepartments and the performance of the applications and the application subcomponents that are added to departments and subdepartments in IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Organizing storage resources - Groups in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to group your resources, such as the storage systems with lease agreements that end in the current year, so that you can view information about the resources at one location in the GUI. Grouping your resources into general groups and their subgroups can be helpful when you want to quickly view information about a group of resources in IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Keeping your infrastructure healthy with the Advisor page in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Use the Advisor page in IBM Storage Insights Pro to view, evaluate, and manage events that include a recommended action. For each event that includes recommended actions, you can view details such as the severity, the time it occurred, the device, and the internal resource on which it occurred.
Setting permissions for IBM Support to collect logs from storage systems in IBM Storage Insights
See how you can permit IBM Support to collect and upload log packages for storage systems without contacting you every time.
Opening an IBM Support ticket in IBM Storage Insights
Get your hardware and software issues resolved by opening and updating tickets for IBM Support in IBM Storage Insights.

Video play button Get advanced

Watch these videos to learn some advanced techniques for using IBM Storage Insights.
Troubleshooting a port send delay alert
Learn how to troubleshoot an alert about a port send delay on an FlashSystem 9100 storage system that was caused by a monitored host in IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Troubleshooting high response times on volumes
Learn how to troubleshoot high response times on volumes in IBM Storage Insights.
Troubleshooting a port utilization alert with IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to troubleshoot the source of a port bandwidth utilization alert in IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Determining storage capacity to be licensed for your monitored storage systems
Learn how to determine the storage capacity to be licensed for your monitored storage systems in IBM Storage Insights.
Creating alert policies in IBM Storage Insights Pro
See how you can create alert policies and apply policy-based notifications across many devices, at the same time, in IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Managing your alert policies in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn about an alternative way to manage your alert policies in IBM Storage Insights Pro and a workaround to adding storage to an alert policy and then losing the alerts that you already defined on that storage in your environment.
More on alert policies - Creating alerts with multiple conditions in IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to create a complex alert in order to analyze multiple configurations, capacity, and performance conditions together to determine whether an urgent situation occurred in your storage.
How to reclaim storage using IBM Storage Insights Pro
Learn how to reclaim allocated storage space that is unused and can be reclaimed and re-allocated elsewhere; this helps keep your storage costs down. IBM Storage Insights Pro.
How to create and schedule reports with IBM Storage Insights Pro
See how easy it is to share information about your storage environment using the flexible reporting capabilities of IBM Storage Insights Pro.
Defining performance alerts for IBM SAN Volume Controller storage systems in IBM Storage Insights Pro
See how you can use individual resource alerts in IBM Storage Insights Pro to detect and notify storage administrators when the performance of a IBM SAN Volume Controller storage system is slowing down. See how you can create performance alerts for a SVC system that is not managed by an alert policy. you can also define alerts for any storage systems that are not managed by the default alert policy for the storage system type.
Defining performance alerts for IBM SAN Volume Controller storage systems in IBM Storage Insights Pro (5:28)