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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What RMF Should Be Telling You About Your Storage – But Isn’t
This is the first in a series of four blogs by Dr. Houtekamer on the status of RMF as a storage performance monitoring tool.
Breaking Through Hard-To-Diagnose SVC Bottlenecks
Using IntelliMagic Vision, it is possible to quickly discover, diagnose and resolve even the most difficult-to-pinpoint SVC problems.
What Enterprise Storage system vendors won’t tell you about SSDs
IntelliMagic Vision provides you with the tools to keep a careful eye on the performance of your Enterprise Storage arrays including any SSDs that may be installed.
z/OS Storage Architecture and IO Performance Visibility
This brief presentation discusses how the IBM Mainframe architecture for storage has evolved, and how a visibility gap into the performance of I/O has been created, and how to address it.