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Checklist for HKC Analysis

This HKC analysis can only be offered one time per customer.
The ad hoc HKC analysis is free of charge (special offer until 4Q2013)
The big HKC analysis needs several days of preparation and is not free of charge

Request an analysis here
 

Why HKC analysis?


We only need some minutes to check your SVC or Storwize system for most the typical issues, which result in poor storage performance or bottleneck situations. In many cases we can give you detailed advice what to do to overcome the issue - in every case we can give you a very precise idea about your actual system utilization.

In an complete analysis we will also analyze your actual storage tier efficiency, and give you recommendations in which direction to go when you need to grow capacity next time - more cheap storage or more high performance storage? We had many  situations, were we could uncover enormous saving potentials.


Analysis


 

  • Ad hoc analysis
    An engineer will do this analysis together with you. There is no further preparation from our side
    The content of this analysis is: Health-check for SVC and Storwize

    To conduct this kind of quick analysis, BVQ has to collect at least 4 days of data.
    Please send us a mail that we can schedule support
    mailto:bvq@sva.de

  • Complete HKC analysis
    This analysis needs two days of preparation and is going much deeper into other sections
    The analysis is not free - we charge at least 2 working days days per cluster for this analysis.

    • Capacity and Usage Analysis
      Free space in the managed disk groups
      Is the performance of your managed disk groups suitable to support 100% capacity usage of the groups
      is striping in managed disk groups well balanced?
      are all servers connected correctly?

    • Storage Tier Analysis: in what kind of storage should be invested when you need to grow your capacity
      It is sometimes astonishing that there is no need to increase high performance capacities.
      Shift low performing volumes to cheaper storage and invest in this class for capacity
      This analysis will not provide a list of volumes because things can change.
      It will give you a more precise knowledge where you should invest in the future

    • Storage efficiency analysis
      how well is your Thin Provisioning and/or Compression working

    • Easy Tier Analysis
      how effective is Easy Tier working in your environment

    • more Analysis on special request


Preparation


  • Demo License
    for English: BVQ releases and downloads
    for German: BVQ Releases und Downloads

  • Download BVQ Software and prerequisite Software to the BVQ Server
    for English: BVQ releases and downloads
    for German: BVQ Releases und Downloads

  • install Teamviewer for remote access
    download Teamviewer from www.teamviewer.com

    • You can install Teamviewer on the BVQ server when this server can be accesed via the Internet.
      With this, we can access the BVQ Server directly.

    • You can install Teamviewer on any System (Laptop, Workstation) which can run a RDP session to the BVQ server.
      You will do this, when the BVQ Server is in a lab environment and is not not accessible via the internet.
      We will then access the BVQ server through the open rdp session on this workstation

    • To connect to your system we then just need the ID and the password.
      The password normally changes on every start of Teamviewer.
      We have a full license for Teamviewer so we are licensed to this tool with you.

 

 

Installation


  • do it by yourself
    you will find installation manuals in the support pages
    You cannot install without a valid BVQ License - please finish this step before you start
    for English: BVQ releases and downloads
    for German: BVQ Releases und Downloads

  • request installation support (approx. 1h)
    Please ask us for support
    mailto:bvq@sva.de

  • If you have interest in also testing BVQ then we
    provide you a first training session (approx. 1h)

    Please ask us for support
    mailto:bvq@sva.de