Wizards for Storwize & SVC
Wizards for Storwize/SVC is a 3rd generation, cloud-based monitoring and reporting solution for IBM Storwize V7000, V3700 and IBM SAN Volume Controller.
It's a part of the Wizards Storage Portal®, which also offers Wizards for TSM®, a backup reporting solution for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.
Wizards Storage Portal® offers a number of advantages:
- It can be deployed in a matter of minutes
- It has a highly configurable interface
- It offers 24x7 monitoring
- You can get direct access to support from certified Storwize & SVC specialists
Watch the Wizards for Storwize & SVC Introduction video
4 ways you can increase the efficiency of your storage management with Wizards for Storwize & SVC®
1. Customize your own portal according to the way you work
Customize your portal with the functions and pieces of information that are most important to you. Just drag and drop the widgets to your portal Status page.
2. Monitor your SVC Cluster 24/7
Define a wide variety of alerts for matters such as configuration errors, performance issues, SAN problems and capacity usage.
Notification is sent via email, SMS or to the Windows Event log for further processing by other management systems, such as Tivoli Enterprise Console, MOM and BMC Patrol.
3. Explore your vdisks workload
View or print out visual representations of a vast amount of performance history about your primary storage resources in the form of flash-based graphs.
Performance and capacity data is available in 5-minute intervals, which ensures you get all the current details you need. Apart from storage growth, you can also see visual representations of response times, read/write ratio, I/Os, transferred MBs and much more.
With this information in hand, it's easy to determine whether or not performance issues have their origin in the storage system. There are filters for selecting dates, clusters, vdisks, mdisks, controllers, hosts and so on.
4. Discover unused potential
Extend the lifespan of your storage infrastructure with alerts, reports and graphs that help you discover unused storage infrastructure.
In order to obtain maximum performance, it’s important that you spread the activity of your virtual disks across as many physical drives as possible. On a newly configured system, this is easy to ensure. As you add and delete vdisks, expand capacity and migrate data, however, there will almost certainly be an uneven distribution of I/Os.
Wizards for Storwize & SVC helps you get the most out of your virtual disks distributing the activity across them.
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Who uses Wizards for
Storwize & SVC?
The solution is used by companies of all sizes and in all sectors, including financial, broadcast & media, life science, commerce, education, manufacturing and government.
There are three main types of users:
- Storage Managers responsible for management of the SVC Clusters
- CIOs looking for historic data and analytics regarding storage-growth and compliance
- IBM Business Partner Consultants that use Wizards for Storwize & SVC as a support-tool
Download the Wizards for Storwize & SVC product Sheet.