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Business Volume Qualicision
Special Dashboards to download


The flip dashboards should be clear and provide as much information as the human eye can easily grasp. For this reason, there are several Flip Dashboards, which are changed every 30 seconds.
The change is done in this demo with a playlist which leads to the fact that with each change the data are reloaded.

The better option is to use a tab changer that simply switches between different tabs of a browser.



This is only an example of dashboards which can be downloaded form the BVQ Library. A BVQ licensed customer can download theses dashboards and import them into the Grafana Web GUI. A BVQ service user can also sue the Flip dashboards but needs assistance to get the dashboards imported in the web GUI. The analysis dashboards will only work on the full licensed BVQ server because it needs metrics which are not available for service.


The Flip dashboards - great overview

The design principle of Flip Dashboards is clarity through a limited amount of information and great design.  
The idea behind the Flip Dashboards is to integrate exactly those dashboards you need and put each one on a tab in the browser.

These tabs are now periodically switched by a tab switcher.

It gives you a very clear and complete monitoring, which is fantastic for use as a wallboard.

Special flip dashboards can be added on demand.

Pict.: Example Flip dashboard for front end & backend performance monitoring

Please use Ctrl+ and Ctrl- or zoom settings of your browser to scale dashboards to fit on your screen

Flip Dashboards can be downloaded from here 


 Flip Dashboard Cluster performance overview ...

This dashboard shows frontend and backend performance and latencies
The gauges always show the last hour mean value


 Flip Cluster CPU and Node port load ...

Shows CPU load in percent for system cpu and compression CPU

  • warning threshold on 75% and error threshold on 90%

Shows load on node ports

  • per SAN port data rate received and data rate sent
  • thresholds needs to be adapted to the configuration
    16GBit Ports warning 1400 MB/s error 1600 MB/s
    8GBit Ports warning 720 MB/s error 800 MB/s


 Flip Dashboard Cluster Cache and BCW ...
  • Left Gauge
    maximum load on cache partitions
    should always be below 80%

  • Cache effectiveness
    Dark green - incoming data into cache
    Light green - outgoing data from cache
    White Line - cache hit%

  • Right gauge
    Cache hit % last hour
    the higher the better

  • BCW% on node ports
    BCW% should always be below 10% - better below 3% when flash or SSD storage is used
    Shows blockings in the SAN

  • Transfer Latency between storage and server
    Transfer latency should always be below 0.5 ms
    High transfer latencies show that the server is highly loaded and cannot answer to storage requests in time




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