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Highlights

Capacity charting

A highly flexible capacity charting system is finally available inside the BVQ GUI.

In the past, capacity charting was only possible by using predefined reports with a fixed set of object types. It is now possible to chart all capacities the object is aware of. Charting options are provided as absolute and relative metrics for provider and consumer.

The usage is similar to performance charting with some minor differences:

  1. Capacity chart will open without any metric selection
  2. Default time range is set to 1 week
  3. Default interval is set to 6h and minimal time interval is 1h

Capacity charting performance depends on different conditions:

  1. Time range: The larger the slower
  2. Intervall: The bigger the quicker
  3. Selected Metric: If the object knows this capacity by itself, loading is much faster than calculation based on other objects

Major Web Dashboard Improvements

A lot of improvements and new features are introduced and now available for the web dashboard.

  1. It is now possible to create, save and customize your own dashboards.
  2. Predefined dashboards are still immutable but can be saved as a copy with your own adjustments.
  3. The bvq user ist now promoted to administrator rights
  4. The object and metric chooser got a lot of usability improvements

 

Furthermore we introduced the toplology metric type. This allows to chart all topology based values which are represended as number or percent in graphs or single stats widgets.
This also allows you to show capacity charts inside the web dashboard.

 

For further intormations how to use the grafana based web dashboard please visit:

  1. http://docs.grafana.org/

Introduction of Design IO Density for MDisk group & Storage Class objects

With previous versions of BVQ it was difficult to simulate what would happen if an MDisk group had more or less IO density.

The introduction of a "Design IO density" for MDisk groups and Storage class simplifies this simulation.

 

"Design IO density" (DIOd) co-exists with the already existing "Estimated IO density" (EIOd). While the latter is derived from IO density configured per BVQ Disk Array, the first one is configurable per MDisk group.

Analogue to "Default Design Response Time", a "Default Design IO density" (DDIOd) can be configured per Storage Class. If this Storage Class is defined for the MDisk group, DDIOd is automatically transfered to it as DIOd.

 

DIOd values can be added and modified using the MDisk group editor:

 

 

Or you can define DDIOd in the Storage Class editor:

 

 

Multiple DIOd related values and calculations can be displayed in the table views:

 

 

The new DIOd parameter is also reflected in the Object Coloring: In addition to the existing EIOd coloring, DIOd can also be displayed using the same coloring rules.

 

Report scheduling

BVQ Reporting is now enhanced with a powerful scheduling. Each report can be scheduled easily by using the schedule button in the template list.

The schedule will be defined using a cron syntax. To simplify the process a simple and advanced option is availible.

Simple schedule

  • Define your schedule execution using dropdown fields

Expert schedule

 

Range will define the time period the report will be generated for. It is allways the schedule time-range.

Example:

Schedule time: 11.12.2017
Range: 2 weeks

Report timeframe: 27.11.2017 - 11.12.2017

VDisk copy capacity difference

In most cirumstances different configurations of vdisk copies are unwanted. They might occur in historically grown configurations and are difficult to detect.

To make detection easier a capacity inconsistency factor has been added for real, used and free capacities of vdisk copies.

Primary to secondary capacity difference (P2S)

This new attribute can be used inside tables and for any advanced filtering.

 

Favorite

A new (updated) system favorite using this attribute will be introduced in version 5.4.1

 

Enhanced path based charting (PBC)

While path based charting feature (PBC) was introduced in BVQ 5.3 with some missing objects it is now available for all objects in BVQ. You are now able to create predifined charts with aggregated metrics of your own custom selections.

We added PBC support for the following metrics for all objects which are aware of these metrics:

  • MDISK GROUP CACHE PARTITION UPPER CACHE
  • MDISK GROUP CACHE PARTITION LOWER CACHE
  • SVC NODE CPU CORE


For further informations about PBC see: Release notes BVQ 5.3: Path based charting

PBC Chart report snippets

All PBC chart favorites are now available as snippets for report generation:

Enhanced BVQ Server user roles

To support more dedicated users we extended the user role concept and the predefined user roles. It is now possible to choose out of 10 predefined roles that can be assigned in all kinds of different combinations. This will allow to create read-only users, dedicated users for scanner managementes etc.

To view the detailed permissions of a user role, just click the (question) next to the role name.

The roles Alert rule administrator and Alert rule viewer are defined ahead for the upcoming alerting features in the future.

 

BVQ Server Maintenance Mode (v5.4.1)

BVQ Server now has a maintenance mode which is started if essential information that prevents BVQ from operating is missing.

An administrative user is required to login to the server at http://<bvq_server_address> and perform the relevant steps.

 

The following circumstances trigger BVQ server maintenance mode:

  1. First time installation
  2. Java version not supported
  3. Schema level not compatible with current DB version
  4. BVQ scheduler not (yet) configured
  5. BVQ license not installed, expired or invalid

 

 

Once logged in, the navigation panel on the left shows you which corrective actions need to be taken. Those items are marked with (error).

 

Although you will be automatically directed to the first item requiring action ((error)), you can review the other ones ((tick))as well.

 

 

 

Once all steps are completed, BVQ server will leave maintenance mode and restart the server in normal operation.

 


 

 

The regular server start might take some minutes so don't be scared if the server login page isn't available immediately.

 

 

 


 

Requirements and restrictions 

Requirements of the HW/SW environment

Please see Supported Environments

Minimum BVQ version required for an update

V5.0.1 (with Data Migration )

V5.1.0 (without Data Migration)

Recommended Java Runtime version

1.8.0.131 64bit

Known Issues

See https://customercenter.sva.de/home/x/NwwgAw
(support agreement needed to get access credentials)

 

Update from a previous MongoDB Installation step by step 

Important update notes

  1. BVQ license: A new license file may be necessary to use certain new features.
  2. GUI favorites:  During some of the GUI updates the predefined favorites are replaced. Possible user changes will be lost. However, changes in user favorites and all user favorites are kept.
  3. If you have problems: Please contact your BVQ support partner


  1. Preparations
    • Checking for correct function of the environmentin particular function of the scanner.
    • Manual stop of BVQ Scanner and Alerting-service, Scheduler-services and also of all GUIs and reporting-clients
    • Backup of BVQ installation directory and BVQ DB (e.g. DB backup with mongodump, VMware snapshots) 
    • Starting again the BVQ Scanner
  2. Update BVQ Install Package Repository: bvq-package-repository-installer-x64-V5.4(.x).exe
    1. MongoDB update
    2. BVQ GUI update
    3. BVQ Alerting update
    4. BVQ Server update
  3. Performing functional tests
  4. If necessary inform colleagues about the need to update locally installed BVQ GUI clients.  

 

Changelogs

 Version 5.4

Version 5.4

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-12492

Common

Broadened performance data

BVQ-12595

Common

SVC 8.1 Toleration Support

BVQ-10174

Common

SVC 7.6: Pool (CPU) based encryption integration

BVQ-12435

GUI: Chart view

Combine "Node CPU (Agg), Node UC and Node LC" to one PerformanceViewType

BVQ-10881

GUI: Attributes

Show capacity inconsistency factor between VDisk copies

BVQ-7908

GUI: Chart view

Show capacity charts
BVQ-12547ReportingEnable Path Based Charts in reporting
BVQ-12339ReportingEnable scheduling of report generation
BVQ-12481ServerImproved security-concept and roles


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-12618

Reporting

Clone templates

BVQ-12667

Reporting

Template in template list should be sorted

BVQ-12755

Server

Option switch for various modules

BVQ-12626

Capa Charting

Adjust interval handling

BVQ-12102

GUI: Favo manager

D&D with CTRL pressed should copy instead of move

BVQ-12274

GUI: Filtering

Enhance picker for attribute to attribute conditions

BVQ-12181

GUI: Perf View

Extend click sensitive area of checkboxes to include label
BVQ-9263GUI: TreemapShow virtual, used and free VM capacity in tooltip for VM LUNs
BVQ-12576Grafana: DashboardLayout adjustments
BVQ-12675Grafana: DatasourceAllow filter and groupBy expressions in MetricQuery
BVQ-12687Grafana: DatasourceAllow filter in TemplateQuery
BVQ-12781InstallerDisable perfomance data expiry in mongodb installer
BVQ-12709InstallerRemove SVC & VMWare scanner modules from Repository Installer
BVQ-12791InstallerRemove skip screen
BVQ-12695SVC snap converterAdd more details to readme
BVQ-12708SchedulerScheduler cleanup


Bug fixes

 

Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-12549GUI: Table ViewRC relationship: Cluster partnership not shown in all rows
MinorBVQ-12172GUI: EditorsColoring for multiple values inconsistent
MinorBVQ-12037GUI: EditorsMulti edit: Text "Multiple values" not correctly aligned
MinorBVQ-12098GUI: EditorsEmpty string not always consistent NULL or ""
MinorBVQ-12060GUI: Perf ViewOption panel still shows content when corresponding view is closed
MinorBVQ-11821GUI: Perf ViewEnabling "Live monitor" with free interval destroys timeline on bottom (Null)
MinorBVQ-12045GUIShutdown selection dialog not working for Exceptions
MinorBVQ-12234

GUI: Treetable

Null pointer exception on objects that are already deleted
MinorBVQ-12396

Reporting

Error handling broken when trying to generate invalid template
MinorBVQ-12610

Reporting

Reports in filesystem are not always deleted
MinorBVQ-12619

Reporting

Template validation doesn't work for snippet parameter
MinorBVQ-12655

Scanner

DiffPersister creates Diffs with interfval > min in certain circumstances
 Version 5.4.1

Version 5.4.1

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-12482Serverincreased responsibilities: Maintenance Mode
BVQ-12862CommonFlashSystem v1.5 Toleration support
BVQ-10876CommonIntegrate node FC port config information
BVQ-11059GUIIntegrate Design IO Density for MDisk groups & Storage class
BVQ-12764Reporting:GrafanaCapacity Charts


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-12873ServerAuto-Logout if server is restarted or auto-logout persiod due to user inactivity is reached
BVQ-12625GUI: Capa ChartingActivate EoD Button
BVQ-11565GUI: Favorites: Info TooltipAdd favorite folder path
BVQ-11742GUIMDisk Tier should also have a disk class. Default MDisk coloring should use this attribute instead of tier number coloring
BVQ-11544GUI: Perf View:Chart PropertiesTitle color does not respect L&F
BVQ-11799GUI:Properties (Topo & Perf View)Use tabs instead of Taskpanes
BVQ-11451GUI:TreetablePI Timing should be auto-choosen according to current PI set
BVQ-12801Installer:GUIUpdate Readme
BVQ-12674Installer:GrafanaExpose port configuration and preserve grafana.db and custom.ini
BVQ-12660Server:Scanner:Log ViewDisable scrollbar autohide & enable up/down cursors for scrolling


Bug fixes

 

Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-12798CLI PersisterCLI Persister fails to start
MajorBVQ-12289AlertingFlapping alert results to fallback level and back almost every hour
MajorBVQ-12780Server:PersisterUnable to persist svc eventfiles
MinorBVQ-12823GUI:Analytic favoritesGaps are not saved properly
MinorBVQ-12581GUI;DP:Accountables:SVC compression rate (estimated)VDisk copy bar is displayed incorrect
MinorBVQ-12299GUI:Editor"Reset" removes valid entries from tables in editor
MinorBVQ-12300GUI:EditorChanging name of an application is not reflected in parent vdiskgrp editor
MinorBVQ-12849GUI:EditorNumber fields cannot be reset to empty in VDisk group and MDisk group editors
MinorBVQ-12287GUI:Path Browser:Text ModeException after input
MinorBVQ-12587GUI:Tree Table: Filter ModeFilter not always reset on path change
MinorBVQ-12751GrafanaWidth of Scroll bars too large if write cache is full
MinorBVQ-12906InstallerRemove obsolete "skip screens"-checkbox from welcome screen
MinorBVQ-12197Installer:Mongo DBRollback incomplete
MinorBVQ-12815Installer:Mongo DBTypo and missing help information
MinorBVQ-12688PerformanceNodeCore aggregate with MAX
MinorBVQ-12903ServerUncheck dependency not working
MinorBVQ-12838GUI: FavoritesTypo in one of the Favorites
 Version 5.4.2

Version 5.4.2

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-13005Server:Maintenance ModeShow supported browsers in login screen
BVQ-11897CommonEvery object should have a visible name attribute
BVQ-12836GUI:Capacity ChartingCharting should only draw until EndOfData
BVQ-12950GUI:Detail paneImprove tab usability
BVQ-13012GUI:Open WindowsFavorite tree embedded in an own window
BVQ-12852GUI:Topology ViewSearching takes a long time in large environments
BVQ-12998ServerMirror scanner type in zip structure when collecting scanner logs
BVQ-11387DocumentationDocument Keyboard Shortcuts
BVQ-11363SVC 7.7.1New HW Model support
BVQ-12840SVC 8.1Add cache sizes for SVC mode SV1/AC3 and Storwize Model 600


Bug fixes

 

Issue ID

Module

Description

MajorBVQ-12997GUI:Perf ViewReadout shows empty values (–) although data exists
MajorBVQ-12827CLIReenable standalone CLI
MajorBVQ-12943GUI:Topology:TableSpecial PI set does not display all PI attributes
MinorBVQ-12913Backup-/Snap-ConverterConverts of FlashSystem backups lead to not persistable topology files
MinorBVQ-12900GUIAutoPlay switching to off for charts based on data getting into the system with an interval > 5 min
MinorBVQ-13007InstallerDouble BVQ banner image on finish dialog in repository installer
MinorBVQ-12984Perf:ChartNullPointerException opening Node2Node chart
MinorBVQ-13009Perfdav, sav, pav are not persisted for NodeUpperCache
MinorBVQ-12935Scanner:Topology ScanNullPointerException
MinorBVQ-12980ServerPrevent loading of Favorites during server start in MimicryTableDataPieChartRenderer
MinorBVQ-12922Server:Scanner LogsSelecting a log files doesn't always work
MinorBVQ-12915GUI:Topo ViewNullPointerException
MinorBVQ-13004GUI:Open WindowsFavorite tree should behave like Properties window
 Version 5.4.3

Version 5.4.3

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description


Bug fixes

 

Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-12992ScannerUnable to scan Cluster Performance because of "Unexpected Performance file count"
MajorBVQ-12997GUI:Perf ViewReadout shows empty values (--) although data exists
MajorBVQ-13038GUI"Unused Capacity" favorite is missing filter definitions
MajorBVQ-13105GUI: FavoritesQuotes aren't serialized properly
MajorBVQ-13047GUI:PBC

Autoscale doesn't work properly

MajorBVQ-12585Scanner

iSCSI Host Ports are not recognized

MinorBVQ-13029GUI

Exception when displaying foreign / linked object in table when link has different type for DOTs in path

MinorBVQ-13030GUI

Exception when displaying linked object column based on a transitive link

MinorBVQ-13031GUI

Linked object column not displaying transitive link and vice versa

MinorBVQ-13034GUI:PBC

No object context menu on BVQ aggregate line

MinorBVQ-13035GUI

Properties menu not open by double click

MinorBVQ-13076Server

Add option to disable infinispan statistics

MinorBVQ-13088GUI:Treemap

Children are only created for the first NULL object even if multiple of the same type exist

MinorBVQ-13076ServerAdd option to disable Infinispan statistics
 Version 5.4.4

Version 5.4.4

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description


Bug fixes

 

Issue ID

Module

Description

MajorBVQ-13099Alerting

Cloud: reload ignores performance indicators

MinorBVQ-13158SVC Offsite Scanner

DecryptPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer not used

MinorBVQ-13043VMware Scanner

Scan is interrupted because of "Client received SOAP Fault from server: The object 'vim.Datastore:datastore-3363' has already been deleted or has not been completely created"

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