The IBM Cisco VersaStack comes with a set of GUI's for the Cisco UCS and the IBM storage.
This is like flying a plane without a cockpit!
A storage cockpit with BVQ helps to better answer the following questions
The CeBIT VersaStack / BVQ cockpit project
- One screen dashboard
- Enhanced with Storwize log information
- Treemap / Treetable
Monitor current load on the system - color codes will show storage overload situations
Detail information about the performance of the single volumes using the Treetable.
Enlarge and use the treemap for all kind of Analysis steps
- CPU performance
CPU load of all processors
Max CPU core load to early detect overload in a CPU
- Upper cache utilization
Upper cache is the portal to the storage and every overload here leads to performance problems
Enlarge and use this screen to find the volumes which cause the overload
- Lower cache utilization
Lower cache overflow is caused by backend storage problems and needs to be detected early
Enlarge and use this screen to find out whether it is a backend or front end problem and dive deeper to find the root causes.
- VDisk performance as overall performance from all VDisks
Enlarge and use this screen as starting platform for every kind of volume related analysis
You can easily add new indicators like transfer sizes here. you can drill down to the single disk or from the disks in any other layer like VDisk copy or MDisk , ports, supporting CPU and cores, ...
- MDisk performance
in this case we ar not only looking into a single MDisks we display all of them to see deviations in the performance of the single MDisks
We could do the same for the drives but it makes sense to drill down into a drives from a conspicuous MDisk
- Node port performance
find overload or port problems like full buffers in this screen
Resolve root causes of port problems by drilling down top the VDisks from a conspicuous port
- Storwize Log information
are visible in all single performance screens
Whenever a change happens in the Storwize a new marker with some information will be placed into the screens
- Treemap / Treetable
The CeBIT VersaStack / BVQ dashboard
Same picture with some comments