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Minimum BVQ version required for an Update: BVQ 6.1

In BVQ version 6.1 the licensing model was changed and a new license key was required. Unless you haven't received the new license key yet, please contact the BVQ-Team bvq@sva.de prior to updating to version 6.2!



Highlights


New Platforms

Brief description

We added support for some new platforms in BVQ 6.2:

For storage platforms we now differentiate the support level between In-depth and Basic.

  • For In-depth supported platforms, the BVQ objective is to explore most of the platform features and internal structures, like storage copy functions, site awareness, caches, internal layers, ... .
  • For Basic supported platforms, the BVQ objective is to show such systems in connection to other layers like SAN or Compute, or to support basic capacity and performance monitoring tasks.

To ease access to general information from multiple platforms, we consolidated basic objects and attributes to the BVQ Unified data model, which is also new in this version.

The following Table provides an overview across all platforms supported with this version:

Infrastructure
layer
PlatformSupport
level
Unified
model
Compute

VMware vSphereIn-depth
(star) IBM PowerVMIn-depth
Network

Brocade SAN (scanned via BNA)In-depth
(star) Brocade SAN (scanned via Switch API)In-depth
Cisco SAN (scanned via DCNM)In-depth
Storage

IBM Spectrum virtualize (SVC)
IBM Storwize
IBM Flash Systems

In-depth(tick)
(star) NetApp ONTAPIn-depth(tick)
(star) Dell EMC UnityBasic(tick)
(star) BVQ Unified Storage PlatformBasic(tick)

(star) New platforms of this version are highlighted

In general, the full BVQ functionality is enabled for each of the new Platforms. With that you are able to interactively explore your configuration and check it for issues, chart performance and error statistics, create reports about asset, configuration, capacity and performance utilization and drill through all the layers end to end from your Compute VMs through connected SAN infrastructure down to attached Storage systems.

Licensing

Please review BVQ License Information Page or ask your sales contact for more information.

BVQ for NetApp ONTAP

BVQ for NetApp Ontap use cases

BVQ for NetApp ONTAP finds answers to your typical use cases around that platform:

  • Get insight into favourite ONTAP features like Fabric Pools, SnapMirror, SnapVault, Flash Pools, Flash Cache, FC/iSCSI Block storage, FC/IP Metro cluster
  • Do I have enough spare drives or partitions available to cover failed drives?
  • What dependencies are between my VMware or IBM PowerVM LPARs and my NetApp FC/iSCSI Block storage LUNs or NFS shares (Workload? Capacity?)
  • Are there bottlenecks in the internal data flow inside my NetApp cluster (FC or Ethernet ports? Node cache or CPU? Data reduction layers?)
  • When and where are bottlenecks for my CIFS and NFS shares?
  • When do I need to extent my capacity?
  • Is my configuration according to best practices?

Information gathering

BVQ scans topology and performance informations from the REST API of each NetApp ONTAP storage system.

What information is collected?

  • Topology configuration information
    • Scanned every 1 hour (default)
    • 47 object types containing a total of ~575 attributes:
      Clusters, Nodes, RAID groups, Aggregates, SVMs, LAN/SAN interfaces, Volumes, Shares, ...

  • Performance statistics
    • Scanned every 5 minutes (default)
    • 8 object types containing a total of ~329 performance statistics

Additional information:

End to end inter platform relations

The BVQ NetApp ONTAP platform model is interconnected to the following other platform models supported by BVQ. With that all NetApp ONTAP objects can be combined in an end to end relationship to objects of these platforms.

Remote platformRemote objectNetApp ONTAP object
IBM PowerVMSystem / VIOS PVLUN
VMware vSphereSCSI volumeLUN
VMware vShereNFS DatastoreQtree
Brocade / Cisco SANNode port

FC logical interface

FC port

Brocade / Cisco SANZone MemberFC logical interface

Object types

The following overview shows the elementary relationships of physical and logical objects:


          Legend: Gray colored objects are visible, light gray invisible, red bordered ones contain performance statistics

Predefined system health checks

The health of your NetApp ONTAP systems is shown in the BVQ Systems Health Map inside the Web UI of the BVQ Server.

We started with a set of ~20 general rules permanently checking your systems. Of course you can add your own customized health check rules there, tailored to your environment.

Predefined Alert rule activationNetApp ONTAP Systems Health Map

See Predefined Alerts and tests for BVQ Systems Health map for more details.

Predefined web dashboards

BVQ Web Dashboards are based on our BVQ Datasource Plugin for Grafana. We streamlined the experience from many of our SVA NetApp ONTAP Experts to predefine three essential dashboards to provide an overview across configuration, capacity and performance:

Cluster configuration overviewCluster capacity overviewCluster performance overview

See BVQ for NetApp ONTAP monitoring dashboards for more details.

Predefined reports

Our expert NetApp ONTAP team designed some reports to provide a general overview about that platform.

See BVQ for NetApp ONTAP reports for more details.

BVQ Expert GUI representation

All objects, attributes and statistics of this platform can be interactively browsed within the BVQ Expert GUI. We assembled 3 predefined and commented BVQ Multi view favorites to give you a first overview about your configuration, performance and capacity. We will add more as soon, as we identify additional general use cases.

Where to find NetApp ONTAP objects?

Similar to all other objects, they show up in the Path browser inside the property panel of the BVQ Expert GUI or can be opened as a Table view from the BVQ Favorite browser.

NetApp ONTAP objects in Path browserNetApp ONTAP predefined BVQ Favorites

Predefined BVQ Favourite "General NetApp performance overview"

Object attributes

BVQ displays all interesting attributes provided. Please explore the BVQ NetApp Table view favorites to get an impression of the most important attributes.

Performance and error statistics

The BVQ NetApp ONTAP module gathers major important statistics delivered from ONTAP via ZAPI.

Typical questions around performance, load and utilization are answered by BVQ:

  • Which Volumes or Aggregates are overloaded and show high latencies?
  • Is there a congestion at an attached SAN port?
  • Which Volume or SVM puts a heavy load on my cluster?
  • Does an latency peak have influence on the performance of an Aggregate?
  • Is the FC host performance affected by slow drainers in the SAN?
  • What Volume causes peak overloads in my Aggregate?

To view performance statistics for one or multiple objects, simply select the objects and open the performance view. There you can choose the metrics you are interested in from the properties panel:

Open Performance view for a VolumeChoose Volume performance metrics

BVQ for IBM PowerVM 

BVQ for IBM PowerVM use cases

BVQ for IBM PowerVM finds answers to your typical use cases around that platform:

  • Overview and dependencies: BVQ knows about the current dependencies between HW components like CPUs, adapters, memory, VIOSs, FC switches, storage systems and LPARs and makes all these visible to the user.
  • Redundancies: Are my LPARs connected redundantly to the outer environment? Is it save to shutdown a particular VIOS or will my LPARs survive an outage of a VIOS or storage path?
  • Health state: Is my configuration according to best practices?  Are Profile Auto-Sync, SRR, LPAR Auto-Start, RMC services set corectly?
  • SAN zoning: Are my vFC Adapter ports zoned for active and passive ports, to ensure successful Live Partition Mobility?
  • Utilization: Are my systems overloaded - especially for CPU, memory, capacity, network ports?

Information gathering

BVQ scans topology and performance informations about the IBM PowerVM hypervisors from the REST API of the IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console (HMC).

What information is collected?

  • Topology configuration information
    • Scanned every 1 hour (default)
    • 49 object types containing a total of ~650 attributes:
      HMCs, Systems, VIOSs, LPARs, LAN interfaces, VLANs, Storage volumes, CPU cores, ...

  • Performance statistics
    • Scanned every 5 minutes (default) (30 seconds interval averages)
    • 13 object types containing a total of ~180 performance statistics

Additional information:

End to end inter platform relations

The BVQ PowerVM platform model is interconnected to the following other platform model supported by BVQ:

Remote platformRemote objectPowerVM object
Spectrum virtualize (Family)VDiskSystem / VIOS PV
Dell EMC UnityLUNSystem / VIOS PV
NetApp ONTAPLUNSystem / VIOS PV
Brocade / Cisco SANNode portSystem FC port
LPAR vFC Client adapter
Brocade / Cisco SANZone MemberSystem FC port
LPAR vFC Client adapter

Object types

The following graphs show the elementary relationships between PowerVM objects.

Hardware objects

Storage objects

Shared storage pool objects

Network objects


Predefined system health checks

The health of your PowerVM systems is shown in the BVQ Systems Health Map inside the Web UI of the BVQ Server.

We started with a set of ~20 general rules permanently checking your systems. Of course you can add your own customized health check rules there, tailored to your environment.

Predefined Alert rule activationPowerVM Systems Health Map

See Predefined Alerts and tests for BVQ Systems Health map for more details.

Predefined web dashboards

BVQ Web Dashboards are based on our BVQ Datasource Plugin for Grafana. We streamlined the experience from many of our SVA PowerVM Experts to predefine three essential dashboards to provide an overview across performance, capacity, CPU core & memory utilization and environmental status:

HMC OverviewSystem OverviewLPAR Overview

See BVQ for IBM PowerVM monitoring dashboards for more details.

Predefined reports

Our expert PowerVM team designed some reports to provide a general overview about that platform.

See BVQ for IBM PowerVM reports for more details.

BVQ Expert GUI representation

All objects, attributes and statistics of this platform can be interactively browsed within the BVQ Expert GUI. We assembled 6 predefined and commented BVQ Multi view favourites to give you a first overview about your overall, network and storage configuration, your performance load or to guide you through analytic tasks to identify issues around redundant VIOSs or configuration. We will add more as soon, as we identify additional general use cases.

Where to find IBM PowerVM objects?

Similar to all other objects, they show up in the Path browser inside the property panel of the BVQ Expert GUI or can be opened as a Table view from the Favourite browser. All PowerVM objects can be combined in an end to end relation to objects of other platforms.

PowerVM objects in Path browserPowerVM object Table views in BVQ Favorites

Object attributes

BVQ displays all interesting attributes provided by the HMC. Please explore the BVQ PowewVM table view favourites to get an impression of the most important attributes.

Performance and error statistics

The BVQ PowerVM module gathers all System and LPAR statistics delivered from the HMC.

Typical questions around performance, load and utilization are answered by BVQ:

  • Is the LPAR performance negatively affected by the SAN congestion or storage latencies?
  • Which LPAR puts a heavy load on a storage volume?
  • Does an latency peak have influence on the performance of an LPAR?
  • Does LPAR load generate latency peaks in storage
  • Is the LPAR or host performance affected by slow drainers in the SAN?
  • Which LPAR is used for a SAN port?

To view performance statistics for one or multiple objects, simply select the object(s), right-click and select the performance object type you are interested in.

In the performance chart view, open the properties panel to select the metrics you are interested in:

BVQ for Dell EMC Unity

BVQ for Dell EMC Unity use cases

BVQ for Dell EMC Unity finds answers to your typical use cases around that platform:

  • What dependencies exist between my VMware or IBM PowerVM LPARs and my Unity FC/iSCSI Block storage LUNs (Workload? Capacity?)
  • Are there bottlenecks in the internal data flow inside my Unity system (FC or Ethernet ports? Node cache or CPU? Data reduction layers?)
  • When do I need to extent my capacity?
  • How much capacity of my volumes are distributed on which tier of my pools?

Information gathering

BVQ scans topology and performance informations from the REST API of each Dell EMC Unity storage system.

What information is collected?

  • Topology configuration information
    • Scanned every 1 hour (default)
    • 10 object types containing a total of ~325 attributes:
      Systems, Nodes, Pools, Tiers, SAN ports, Volumes, Hosts, ...

  • Performance statistics
    • Scanned every 10 minutes (default) (10 minute interval averages)
      (that will be improved soon)
    • 3 object types containing a total of ~30 performance statistics

Additional information:

End to end inter platform relations

The BVQ Dell EMC Unity platform model is interconnected to the following other platform models supported by BVQ. With that all Dell EMC Unity objects can be combined in an end to end relationship to objects of these platforms.

Remote platformRemote objectDell EMC Unity object
IBM PowerVMSystem / VIOS PVLUN
VMware vSphereSCSI volumeLUN
Brocade / Cisco SANNode port

FC port

FC Host initiator

Brocade / Cisco SANZone Member

FC port

FC Host initiator

Object types

The following overview shows the elementary relationships of physical and logical objects:

BVQ Unity Object Graph
          Legend: Gray colored objects are visible, light gray invisible, red bordered ones contain performance statistics

BVQ Expert GUI representation

All objects, attributes and statistics of this platform can be interactively browsed within the BVQ Expert GUI.

Where to find Dell EMC Unity objects?

Similar to all other objects, they show up in the Path browser inside the property panel of the BVQ Expert GUI.

Dell EMC Unity objects in Path browserDell EMC Unity Performance overview

Object attributes

BVQ displays all interesting attributes provided. Please explore the BVQ Unity Table view favourites to get an impression of the most important attributes.

Performance and error statistics

The BVQ Dell EMC Unity module gathers major important statistics delivered from the Unisphere API.

Typical questions around performance, load and utilization are answered by BVQ:

  • Which LUNs or Pools are overloaded and show high latencies?
  • Is there a congestion at an attached SAN port?
  • Which LUNs put heavy load on my system?
  • Does an latency peak have influence on the performance of a Pool?
  • Is the FC host performance affected by slow drainers in the SAN?
  • What Volume causes peak overloads in my Pool?

To view performance statistics for one or multiple objects, simply select the objects and open the performance view. There you can choose the metrics you are interested in from the properties panel:

Open Performance view for a VolumeChoose Volume performance metrics

BVQ for Brocade SAN via REST

Brocade/Broadcom discontinues the Brocade Network Advisor which is currently used by BVQ to collect topology and performance information via SMI/S. 
End of support for the BNA will be 02/08/2022. The free of charge SMI-S Agent will reach its end of support the same day.

As an improved alternative, switch and fabric related information can now be collected from the switches directly using REST API. 
This feature requires Fabric OS 8.2.1 or higher (see Supported Brocade systems).

Information gathering

While BNA was a single point of entry for BVQ and provided us the data for all switches and fabrics managed by the BNA, it is now necessary to create one scanner instance for each fabric.
For switches having virtual fabrics enabled, a scanner instance for each virtual fabric id is required.

It is recommended to use the fabric principal as the main switch in the scanner configuration. Other switches in the same fabric are discovered automatically by the scanner configuration.
Switches in access gateway mode are not part of the fabric, and hence, have to be added to the configuration manually.

 Example


Additional information:

Additional use cases

The legacy SMI/S interface restricted the available information, that new REST interface now shows.

Once the scanners are collecting data, all topology and performance information known from the previous Brocade module plus a bunch of new attributes and metrics can be explored in BVQ - be it the Expert GUI for a deep dive, Grafana dashboards for a nice graphical overview, or the predefined alert rules which are visualized in the Systems Health map to quickly see the state and health of the SAN configuration.

Especially object type Brocade Switch port offers a whole lot of additional information:

There are many new attributes available showing details like port configuration and it is now possible to monitor the environmental characteristics of the SFPs: New switch port metrics showing temperature, power consumption or electrical details of the transceiver media.

BVQ Unified Storage platform

BVQ Unified Storage Platform?

With this BVQ version we introduce one major step towards a massive easement for connections of BVQ to your Business Intelligence (BI) or IT Systems Management (ITSM) solutions.

For BI reporting or ITSM connection purposes the data model of a platform does not need to be highly exact or in depth. Typically it doesn't matter from which vendor a volume comes from. Looking at a consuming host with the aspect of BI: A storage volume it's just a volume with some standard parameters and performance statistics, no matter from what vendor it comes from. Quite contrary to that, a platform specific model makes attachment of external BI or ITSM applications more complex than necessary.

To address that issue, we created the a unified data model with general object types that are linked to specific object types of our existing platform specific models. For example a Block Storage Volume of the BVQ Unified Storage Model is linked to a VDisk of the IBM Spectrum virtualize platform, a LUN of the NetApp ONTAP platform and a LUN of the Dell EMC Unity platform.  The same appears to attributes and performance statistics of general object types.

All models coexist in BVQ. The BVQ Unified Modela coexists in parallel to the platform specific models and we still kept the specific models to be as exact and near to the platform vendor models as possible. With that we can always support any platform specific feature in BVQ without a need to extend or change the Unified model. In addition a specific model is much more intuitive to understand for a experienced platform expert. A BVQ Unified Model is much smaller, simpler and easier to understand for general management purposes. These are major benefits for BVQ in the market, compared to solutions, that desperately try to bring everything under the hat of a single general model.

Status "Experimental"

This is the firs version of the BVQ Unified Storage Platform. We are sure many new ideas will flow into that model soon. Due to that, we currently rate its status as "Experimental" to keep it open to be able to react to new ideas fast. Our objective is to add an additional unified model for SAN and to add more attributes an object types to the Unified Storage Model in near future.

Unified Model object relations

The BVQ Unified Storage Platform released with this BVQ version consists of nine general object types which are linked to specific object types of the following platform specific data models:

Unified Model objekt linking

A BVQ Unified model object linking completely depends on the underlying specific object models. For example, if the NetApp model knows which NA Nodes are part of a NA Cluster, the BVQ Unified Storage model also knows which Storage Nodes are part of a Storage System.

BVQ Unified model use cases

  • What dependencies exist between a generic block volume to Hypervisors as VMware or IBM Power VM (Workload? Capacity?)?
  • How can I create a general report about Host mapped capacity without taking care of vendor specific data layouts.
  • How can I create a general Splunk or Grafana Dashboard for all my store systems - vendor agnostic?

End to end inter platform relations

The BVQ Unified Storage Platform model is interconnected to the following other platform models supported by BVQ. With that all unified objects can be combined in an end to end relationship to objects of these platforms.

Remote platformRemote objectUnified Storage object
IBM PowerVMSystem / VIOS PVBlock Storage Volume
VMware vSphereSCSI volumeBlock Storage Volume
Brocade / Cisco SANNode port

Storage Node SAN port

Storage Host port

Brocade / Cisco SANZone Member

Storage Node SAN port

Storage Host port

BVQ Unified Storage usage in BVQ

The object types of the BVQ Unified Storage Platform can be used as any other object types by all applications BVQ offers: Alerting, reporting, Grafana dashboards, REST interface and for sure in the Expert GUI App.

BVQ Expert GUI representation

All objects, attributes and statistics of this model can be interactively browsed within the BVQ Expert GUI as you are used to.

Where to find Unified Storage Platform objects?

Similar to all other objects, they show up in the Path browser inside the property panel of the BVQ Expert GUI. Their attributes can also be chosen in the normal way, via the properties panel.

Unified Storage Model objects in Path browser

Performance and error statistics

The BVQ Unified Storage Platform links to major important statistics delivered from underlying platforms.

To view performance statistics for one or multiple objects, simply select the objects and open the performance view. There you can choose the metrics you are interested in from the properties panel:

Open Performance view for a VolumeChoose Volume performance metrics

Further Enhancements 

Expert GUI: Information about chart update setting

In a performance chart it was not possible to figure out whether a view was empty because it was still loading or the displayed data was outdated because auto-draw was disabled.

Each performance chart now shows an "Outdated"-warning if the information within the chart is not up to date.

Expert GUI: New alerting attribute "Overall alert level"

A new attribute has been added to alerting to show the highest alert level of object specific and aggregated alert rule calculation results for an object.

Expert GUI: Replace aspect based tooltip definitions by treetable column usage

The tooltip that is available for each object in a treemap tend to display aspect based information which could not be changed by the user.  This information has now been replaced by some general information plus all attributes which are selected from the table view.

The example shows a Brocade Switch port where columns "Connection speed type" and "Auto negotiate" have been selected. The same information is now also shown in the treemap tooltip.

Reporting: Allow capacity and topology charts in reports

A new feature was added to the report templates in the WebUI: There is a new snippet available which allows the usage of capacity and/or topology charts in reports. All capacity and topology charts which are stored in System and All User-Favorites can now be used in reports.

Reporting: Allow formatting in text snippets

Text snippets in report templates have now added functionality and support basic text layout.

 

Alerting: Allow comments for excluded alert rule results

When an alert rule result is excluded, a comment can now be added to describe why or for how long this object is excluded. An info-button in the excluded results table shows you that comment.

Systems Health Map: Make autoplay & timeframe persistent

Autoplay and timeframe can be configured for the Systems Health map. Unfortunately, both settings were lost once the user navigated away from that. This has changed in 6.2.3 where autoplay and the defined timeframe are being remembered if you leave the SHM pages and return later on.

Systems Health Map: Alert rule controls refinements

When will the alert rule next be executed? Which filters are set in this alert rule? What is the worst condition of an alert rule? - It wasn't always easy to find answers to those questions.

Now it is a simple click on an alert rule to get that information:

This (info)-Button is available in three different areas of the SHM:

  • Alerting → Results → per Component/per Category-Tab (once an alert rule is selected)
  • Alerting → Results → per Alert rule-Tab
  • Alerting → Configuration → Predefined Alert Rules

SVC: New drive and mdisk attributes

FCM modules in IBM FlashSystems offer some additional attributes which have now introduced in BVQ, too:

As a result, physical and compressed capacity for FCM and SCM Drives in IBM FlashSystems are now properly calculated.




Requirements and restrictions 

Requirements of the HW/SW environment

Please see Supported Environments

Minimum BVQ version required for an update

v6.0

Known Issues

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




Changelogs

 Version 6.2.4

Version 6.2.4

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-15423BVQ Server

Reduce startup-time

BVQ-15066GUI: Attributes: SVC

Change disk_size calculation and add drive_capacity attribute

Bug fixes

Severity

Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-15771GUI

EMC Unity does not show up in "select managed systems"-dialog

CriticalBVQ-15776GUIEMC Unity cannot link to SAN because WWPN attributes are not correct
MajorBVQ-15775GUI

Pathbrowser shows object types of systems that are not loaded

MajorBVQ-15672GUI: Perf view

Changed metric colors don't survive a window refresh

MajorBVQ-15707PowerVM: Persist

PowerVM Topo Persist fails with duplicate key error exception for LPAR

MinorBVQ-15714PowerVM

Linking to VirtualNetwork not precise enough for vTrunkAdapter / SEA

MinorBVQ-15653GUI: Table view

Filter based on rendered DropDowns do not set filter value when reopening

MinorBVQ-15746GUI: Favorites

Incorrect filter in Site & Room overview favo

MinorBVQ-15750GUI: Attributes: SVC

NumberFormatException for SVC VDisk attribute "mapped"

MinorBVQ-15760WebUI: Alerting: Predefined Alert Rules

VM SCSI Volume high number of bus resets calculation error

MinorBVQ-15784WebUI: Alerting: Predefined Alert Rules

Wrong INFO condition in alert rule "VM uptime high"




 Version 6.2.3

Version 6.2.3

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-15700Scanner: Brocade RESTSupport FOS Code level 8.2.2x

BVQ-15615

BVQ-15614

BVQ-15613

BVQ-15616

NetApp

Grafana Dashboards

System Favorites

Table view favorites

Predefined Alert rules

BVQ-15737

BVQ-15725/BVQ-15041

PowerVM

Grafana Dashboards

Additional System favorites

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-15650Alerting: ConfigurationAdd rule info to predefined alert rules
BVQ-15730GUI: FavoritesAdd horizontal markers to SVC performance analysis favo
BVQ-15697GUI: FavoritesUpdate BVQ System Favo "2.4 Assign FC Switches to Site & Room"
BVQ-15698GUI: FavoritesUpdate BVQ System Favo "Site & Room: Overview"
BVQ-14890CommonSVC FCM Drive Level Compression attributes
BVQ-15544CommonSVC FCM Drivel Level Compression licensing
BVQ-13046CommonSVC Thin provisioned MDisks attributes

Bug fixes


Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-15734ScannerBrocade scanner creation fails
MajorBVQ-15575GUI: Table viewSemantic Integer has text based column Filter 
MinorBVQ-15245GUIBrocade Trunks report incorrect connection speed data rate
MinorBVQ-15404GUIArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in Event view favorite
MinorBVQ-15729GUI: FavoritesBrocade ISL performance analysis favorite should not filter rooms/sites
MinorBVQ-15643GUI: Perf viewAdd marker creates "UnsupportedOperationException"
MinorBVQ-15624GUI: Perf viewWrong header in SVC Perf views
MinorBVQ-15683PerformanceNetapp Eth Physical Port:port_utilization_total uses SUM(RxUsage,TxUsage) but should be MAX(RxUsage,TxUsage)
MinorBVQ-15556Performance NodePartitionUpper(Lower)Cache: DCN Aggregation / Normalization wrong
MinorBVQ-15738ScannerNo parallel scan of topo / perf / event / hftcs possible for single scan config




 Version 6.2.2

Version 6.2.2

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-15582NetAppHide doubtful attributes
BVQ-15590GrafanaNew SVC dashboards
BVQ-15612NetAppFinalize basic and expert metric panels
BVQ-15611NetAppPerformance default metrics
BVQ-15600NetAppVolume snaplock time formating
BVQ-15616NetAppIntegrate predefined rules
BVQ-15567NetAppAvoid cluster null-object caused by unknown relationships
BVQ-15664PowerVMAdd new attribute to OT PVM SRIOV Port
BVQ-15663PowerVMAttribute pvm_ethernet_logical_ports_supported_max not required
BVQ-15648PowerVMAdd Service pack and IFix levels to PVM HMC
BVQ-15656PowerVMChange pvm_connection_port_speed 
BVQ-15657PowerVMImprove name of PVM OT PVM vSCSI Mapping
BVQ-15603PowerVMAdditional peak metrics
BVQ-15659PowerVMRename categories in PowerVM Network metric panels
BVQ-15660PowerVMShorten PowerVM primary grouping paths where applicable
BVQ-15639PowerVMUpdate PowerVM table view favo "PVM System"
BVQ-15587PowerVMBe able to assign a PVM System to a BVQ Room
BVQ-15062PowerVM Add predefined alert rules
BVQ-15583PowerVMRemove PVM metric "Core usage idle %" for LPAR / VIOS / BasePartition
BVQ-15561PowerVMMove PVM attribute "Phys. Swap Memory (RAM)" from CPU to Memory
BVQ-15592PowerVMTypo in description for attribute pvm_physical_system_attention_ledstate
BVQ-15642PowerVMScan and Persist "device_name" for ClientNetworkAdapter
BVQ-15416Brocade RESTAdd grafana dashboards for Brocade REST module
BVQ-15413Brocade RESTAdd system favos for Brocade REST module
BVQ-14547GUIUpdate SAN metric tooltips with Brocade technical names

Bug fixes


Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-15673NetAppChunck performance scan if more than 500 objects
MajorBVQ-15595NetAppBug in Topology-Persister
MajorBVQ-15625PowerVMTopo Persist fails because primary key for SEA is missing
MajorBVQ-15397GUIOpening a favorite with pre-selected OT of another platform results in wrong path
MajorBVQ-15552GUI: Table view"Remvove column" often inactive or removes other column
MajorBVQ-15636WebUI: ReportingIllegalArgumentException
MinorBVQ-15546NetAppMetric LATENCY_WRITE for NetAppIpInterfaceIscsiLifPerformance uses wrong divisor
MinorBVQ-15608NetAppSkip volume capacity details scan if "space" object is missing in na_volume
MinorBVQ-15532NetAppUnable to figure out correct port speed
MinorBVQ-15533NetAppUse na_location_node_uuid to match ip_interface perf data with topology
MinorBVQ-15588NetAppfix inconsistent java-types
MinorBVQ-15632PowerVMNPE when trying to persist HMC topology data without VIOS
MinorBVQ-15621PowerVM Needless SCSI-tab in PVM FC Port metric panel
MinorBVQ-15562PowerVMCores Max and VirtualCoresMax have different Agg logic in BasePartition / LoglcalPartition and VIOS
MinorBVQ-15591PowerVMAttribute for CPU in Grafana is missing
MinorBVQ-14278WebUI: AlertingSunburst chart doesn't scale correct
MinorBVQ-15646WebUI: AlertingHighcharts sometimes display incorrect colours
MinorBVQ-14466WebUI: SHMBack button is not removed when drilling up to top layer
MinorBVQ-15607GUI: Topology viewHidden attributes are shown in existing favorites
MinorBVQ-15655GUI: Chart viewDifferent metrics for PVM SRIOV Port and SRIOV LPort have the same color
MinorBVQ-15638

GUI: Table view

Unable to filter object types
MinorBVQ-15557Advanced LicensingChange defaults from 30d to 31d
MinorBVQ-15572ServerAPI endpoint throws 401 during POST despite correct credentials




 Version 6.2.1

Version 6.2.1

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-14969NetAppMake attribute shortcuts more userfriendly
BVQ-15505PowerVM: PerformanceAdd Data rate utilization % peak metric to PVM FC Port
BVQ-15446Brocade RestAdd SFP Topo & Perf Data
BVQ-15415Brocade RestAdd predefined alert rules for Brocade REST module
BVQ-15092ReportingExtend text snippet with markup language and allow multiple lines
BVQ-15157ReportingObject filter attribute tooltip should show human readable name
BVQ-14224AlertingResult Collection should contain more info
BVQ-15183AlertingShow full qualified Category path in selector
BVQ-15138SHMExclude: Enable comment
BVQ-15134SHMMake Autoplay & timeframe persistent

Bug fixes


Issue ID

Module

Description

MajorBVQ-15539DB6.2.0.x migrations are not executed in order
MajorBVQ-15486GUICharts with events enabled take very long time to load
MajorBVQ-15148Server: SHMTable shows wrong port names after renaming
MinorBVQ-15489GUIIncorrect entries in event filter menu
MinorBVQ-15491GUISorting by ID in Search VDisk Group is by name and not by number
MinorBVQ-15519Server: ReportingReporting: Metric shows duplicate metric details in selector
MinorBVQ-15553Docker: ServerContainer startup fails with "UnsatisfiedDependencyException"
MinorBVQ-15515Brocade RestRest Client Harderning
MinorBVQ-15526Brocade RestPrevent saving scanner config if fabric wasn't discovered



 Version 6.2

Version 6.2

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-14642NetAppSupport for NetApp
BVQ-14525PowerVMSupport for PowerVM
BVQ-14742BrocadeSupport for Brocade switches via REST API (instead of BNA)

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-15153WebUI: SHMRename system category "Criticality" to "Severity"
BVQ-15089WebUI: ReportingImprove Reporting scheduler to create reports with report name and schedulername
BVQ-15493WebUI: Server TourUpdate Server Tours
BVQ-10141GUI: TreemapRemove Sigma information
BVQ-14082GUI: Perf viewAdd information about chart update settings to chart view
BVQ-14911GUIAdd shortcut to DP and HRN to table tooltip
BVQ-14785License: AlertingRestrict alert creation with license
BVQ-14788License: AlertingRestrict alert notification with license
BVQ-14789License: AlertingRestrict alert result store with license
BVQ-14787License: AlertingRestrict custom alert categories with license
BVQ-14981License: EventsRestrict event store with license
BVQ-14982License: PerformanceRestrict history with license
BVQ-14728License: ReportingRestrict Reporting in License
BVQ-15026Data GridDebug NULL object
BVQ-15303SchemaCreate generic storage model
BVQ-15433PersisterZIP file based object to scan detection: Improve File access restriction handling
BVQ-14167WebUI: ReportingEnable capacity charts for Reports
BVQ-15482Performance BroadeningEnsure that broadening is not calculating ranges outside expiry range
BVQ-14715SchemaRegroup attributes in attribute store
BVQ-13777GUI: AlertingAdd Overall Alert rule level to Attributes & Coloring
BVQ-13977GUIVisualize steps used for path calculation in treemap during development
BVQ-15492Cisco/Brocade Offline ScannerDeactivate SSL Check by default

Bug fixes


Issue ID

Module

Description

MinorBVQ-15392SVCTopo persist of Storwize system fails with ObjectNotValidException
MinorBVQ-15479SVC: HFTCSBroadening not triggered on HFTCs persist events
MinorBVQ-14833GUIProgressbar shows values higher than 100%



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