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BVQ version 4 is fully loaded with new features.
Treetable, Filtering and analytic favorites are only some of them.

 

Download BVQ Version 4 here

 

Highlights of BVQ Version 4

 

Since beginning of BVQ we are working with the Treemap which made us the software with the best methods to overlook capacities or performance across hundreds and thousands of vdisk, mdisks or any other layer in the SVC or Storwize.

 

Now we added the Treetable to the Treemap to win with both worlds and to allow an even deeper level of information. The excellent overview with the Treemap is now enhanced with the detailed informational of the tightly connected Treetable.  You have the freedom of choice, Treemap, Treetable or both are only one mouse click away.

 

Today we released BVQ version 3.5.5. This is a bugfix release which:

  • full V9000 support
  • improves the performance view for VDisk copies and the treemap coloring for data class to storage class placement ratings
  • solves critical bugs for the VMware scanner (SSL certificate validation) and child MDisk group updates in the SVC scanner
  • fixes the updates in list-views for newly created objects and the forward / backward function timeframe in the performance view
  • corrects the SVC & BVQ ID labeling in some locations

The complete release notes for version 3.5.5 can be found here: https://bvqwiki.sva.de/display/BVQ/Release+notes+for+BVQ+V3.5.5

Downloads are available here: https://bvqwiki.sva.de/display/BVQ/Release+3.5.5+en

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