BVQ Platform for Spectrum Virtualize  (SVC/Storwize/Flash) Base Edition and expansion packs

The Base Editions of BVQ (referred to as BVQ Platform for Spectrum Virtualize) can be extended by the following packages.
Depending on the target system (SVC, V7000, V5000 or V3700) BVQ Base Edition and the expansion packs are licensed differently.


BVQ Platform for Spectrum Virtualize Base Edition

  • Access to several SVC and Storwize systems in a single installation.
  • Presentation of topolgy and capacity with performance indicators in interactive Treemaps (5min, 4h, 24h and 7d)
  • Performance analysis with key performance metrics in interactive charts 
  • Performance monitoring and reporting with web interface
  • Alerting on all performance indicator
  • Predefined BVQ System Helath Map Alerts

BVQ expansion packs:

  • BVQ Accounting Package
  • BVQ Service Level Management Package
  • BVQ Copy Services Package
  • BVQ Brocade SAN Package

BVQ for Spectrum Virtualize, V840, V9000, FS840, FS900, FS9100

  • BVQ for SVC and the expansion packs are licensed by capacity in TiB.  This is the capacity currently managed (usable) in the storage.
  • When ordering additional BVQ packages, the identical number of TB is used for the assignment.
  • BVQ for SVC automatically includes all Storwize systems which are exclusively attached to the SVC and are already licensed for BVQ. These systems may be included in BVQ monitoring without any further licensing needed.
  • Spectrum virtualize (SVC) Systems virtualizing IBM A9000/FS9100/FS900/Storwize Subsystems that use compression, is  licensed based on their physical usable capacity and not on their virtual capacity. Licensed BVQ capacity is also based on that physical usable capacity.

BVQ for Spectrum Virtualize V7000, V5000, V7000F, V5030F

  • BVQ for Storwize V7000, V5000 and the expansion packs are licensed by the number of enclosures. In this case, it does not matter which kind of discs and how many of them are used in the enclosures. The Storwize controller is always the first enclosure.
  • When Storwize virtualization is used to attach other storage systems, each virtualized storage system is counted as one enclosure. When ordering the BVQ expansion packs the identical numbers of enclosures is used for the assignment.

BVQ for Spectrum Virtualize V3700

  • The BVQ Base Edition for Storwize V3700 and the expansion packs are licensed by the number of systems. In this case, it does not matter with how many discs or enclosures the Storwize V3700 is equipped. The BVQ Base Edition for Storwize V3700 is only licensed for the usage of BVQ in a Storwize V3700 system.
  • When ordering the expansion packs the identical numbers of systems are used for the assignment.

BVQ expansion packages für Spectrum Virtualize

BVQ Accounting Package:

Integrates storage cost accounting with accounting report and interactive monitoring
on the enterprise and application levels.

  • Additional treemap organizational object-levels from cost center applications to VDisk group
  • Provides additional, organizational embossed representation of storage usage and performance-,
    capacity analysis for all additional levels
  • Accounting report and access to BVQ accounting data via REST interface

BVQ Service Level Management Package:

Supports monitoring of storage service level agreements. It also enables the gathering
of storage´s costs and price, and other data-placement checks.

  • Checks the correct placement of storage volumes in the SVC storage environment based on the given SLAs or technical rules, 
  • e.g. placement rules of mirrored volumes.
  • Verification of correct storage locations for data mobility and volume copies
  • Enables cost and price calculation on the object levels
  • Compliance reports can be created on request. BVQ SLM data access via REST interface

BVQ Copy Services Package:

Supports the monitoring and surveillance of the SVC advanced copy services.

  • BVQ supports the monitoring and surveillance of the SVC advanced copy services, such as flash copy and remote copy.
  • The status of individual copies can easily be determined and evaluated via the object-detail from the point of view of the involved clusters.
  • Reports can be created on request. BVQ copy services data access via REST interface

BVQ Brocade SAN Package:

Supports the monitoring, recording and the evaluation of storage-related objects of a Brocade SAN environment in context with the SVC / Storwize storage environment. SVC and SAN Domain BVQ Objects are tightly connected and users have an end-to-end visibility from the Hosts, all the way through the SAN down to SVC and its backend Storage.
The SAN package can also be lizensed as a stand-alone platform.

  • SAN topology and performance
  • End to End Monitoring, alerting, reporting and analysis from the storage over the SAN and up to the Server side
  • Reports can be created on request. SAN data access via REST interface



BVQ Platform for VMware

The licensing is based on the number of VMs in the measured system that are licensed in groups of 25 VMs each. Customers who have already licensed the VMware package from the BVQ Platform for SVC can upgrade to a lower price.

BVQ Platform for VMware Base Edition

  • Access to several vCenters in a single installation.
  • Presentation of topolgy and capacity with performance indicators in interactive Treemaps (5min, 4h, 24h and 7d)
  • Performance analysis with key performance metrics in interactive charts 
  • Performance monitoring and reporting with web interface
  • Alerting on all performance indicator
  • Predefined BVQ System Helath Map Alerts

BVQ Platform for SAN

The licensing is based on the number of FC Ports in the measured system that are licensed in groups of 25 Ports each each.
The SAN POlatt8form can also be purchased as a package to BVQ Storage base edition.


BVQ Platform for SAN Base Edition

  • Access to several SAN Agents in a single installation.
  • Presentation of topolgy with performance indicators in interactive Treemaps (5min, 4h, 24h and 7d)
  • Performance analysis with key performance metrics in interactive charts 
  • Performance monitoring and reporting with web interface
  • Alerting on all performance indicator
  • Predefined BVQ System Helath Map Alerts