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Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Block Services Performance (BSP) sub-profile: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 3 “The Ugly”

This blog focuses on the Block Services Performance (BSP) Sub-profile.

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Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Block Services Performance (BSP) sub-profile: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 “The Bad”

While the technology chosen by the SMI program has significant benefits, it also has challenges.  

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The Storage Management Initiative (SMI): the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 1 “The Good”

The notion of having a common mechanism to communicate with and report on storage devices is good for both us as a company that provides storage analytics software, and for our customers.

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nil sub sole novum – Vision 7 Support for IBM APAR OA39993

IntelliMagic Vision provides support for tracking Interrupt Delay Time which is a timely addition to sub-millisecond response time reporting.

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Less is More – Why 32 HyperPAVs are Better than 128

This blog discusses why you should base the number of aliases on the number of I/Os being processed concurrently on a channel set.

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What HDS VSP and HP XP P9500 Should Be Reporting in RMF/SMF – But Aren’t

This post is about the Hitachi high-end storage array that is sold by HDS as the VSP and by HP as the XP P9500.

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What EMC VMAX Should Be Reporting in RMF/SMF – But Isn’t

This is the third in a series of four blogs on the status of RMF as a storage performance monitoring tool. This one is specifically about EMC VMAX.

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Reality Check: Living in a Virtual Storage World

IntelliMagic Vision helps monitor the underlying physical infrastructure and take action to fix things that are “out of spec” so that we can go a long way towards assuring high quality I/O.

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What IBM DS8000 Should Be Reporting in RMF/SMF – But Aren’t

This the second in a series of four blogs on the status of RMF as a storage performance monitoring tool and is based on experience using available instrumentation for IBM DS8000.

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