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Downloads and BVQ releases

Latest BVQ version

Release 3.4.4

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If you are interested in BVQ but you don't have a BVQ license, please contact us before installation:
http://tinyurl.com/CALL-BVQ or mailto:bvq@sva.de


Released on 01.07.2015

Since version 3.0 a new license file is required to activate the function packages 'VMware', 'Copy services' and 'Alerting'. 
The packages 'VMware' and 'Copy services' are licensed separately. The package 'Alerting' is part of the BVQ Performance Edition. 

DB2 has to be upgraded to version 10.5! Please see: DB2 upgrade from version 9.7.4 or higher to 10.5 (English)


Install Packages

Min. version
Package filename
Download link
Java Runtime

Oracle JRE 64 Bit

Oracle JRE 32 Bit






BVQ <= 2.9: IBM DB2 Express Edition 9.7 Fixpack 6 64 Bit

BVQ >= 3.0: IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 Fixpack 5 64 Bit

v9.7fp6_ntx64_server.exe (see download link)

v10.5fp5_ntx64_server_t.exe (see download link)



DB2 license

BVQ <= 2.9: IBM DB2 Express Edition 9.7

BVQ >= 3.0: IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition 10.5



Ask your BVQ vendor for these files

BVQ license key filesBVQ version dependantBVQ_LIC_<customer_ID>.xml.bvqAsk your BVQ vendor for these files
Optional software:
PuTTYPuTTY 0.63putty-0.63-installer.exehttp://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty-0.63-installer.exe
PDF ReaderAdobe Reader 11AdbeRdr11000_mui_Std.ziphttp://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=windows
Archive SW7-Zip 9.20 (2010-11-18)http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/sevenzip/7-Zip/9.22/7z922.exe

Pre installation checklist

Popular content:

Page: Performance bottleneck analysis on IBM SVC and IBM Storwize V7000 , Page: BVQ use cases and experiences , Page: Information about BVQ demo installation , Page: BVQ Offline Scanner , Page: Use BVQ to optimize SVC and Storwize multi IO group clusters

General links

Return on invest 

Performance analysis whitepapers

The BVQ Blog
SVC / Storwize monitoring, reporting and performance analysis solution. BVQ is the fastest and complete performance analysis tool for IBM storage virtualization.
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We just released the new offline scanner which will now also scan the drive information from any Storwize product. Direct Link to BVQ offline scanner http://bvqwiki.sva.de/x/3IBdAQ With this we can make more accurate statements about the performance of...
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Sneak preview BVQ dashboard will greatly enhance storage monitoring capabilities
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BVQ is so incredibly fast! Leads to SVC / Storwize performance analysis results in seconds instead of minutes or hours
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