Data Collection and Automated Processing
IntelliMagic Vision for SAN uses various API’s and native CLI commands to get the raw performance counters directly from VMware Vcenters, storage arrays and SAN switches. It then prepares, enriches, assesses and rates the measurements and loads the data into persistent storage for automatic assessment and interactive analytics.
The following picture demonstrates a high level flow of the supported data sources into IntelliMagic Vision:
Best Practices for Managing your SAN Performance (Part 3: Planning)
Within infrastructure capacity management it is important that we consider growth to help us understand future costs for budgeting purposes.
Best Practices for Managing your SAN Performance (Part 2: Reactive)
As a SAN administrator your job is to provide applications with access to fast and reliable SAN storage. Here are some best practices to ensure these goals are achieved.
Best Practices for Managing your SAN Performance (Part 1: Proactive)
Over the years I have learned the hard way that spending a little bit of time proactively assessing the health of the SAN environment is worth a thousand hours of reactive problem management.