SAN Videos and Recorded Webinars

Below you will find all our SAN videos and recorded webinars.

View our videos on SVC, 3PAR, VNX, VMAX, VSP, SAN Fabric, VMware, and NetApp.

 

Introduction to Availability Intelligence for SAN

Learn in 4 minutes how to transform unpredictable outages into predictable ones in this 4-minute video by creating Availability Intelligence out of the storage performance and configuration data using built-in expert domain knowledge.

A Single View for Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure

One of our goals is to give careful attention to the nuances of each SAN platform, particularly in the area of performance management. This video demonstrates the broad range of platforms and capabilities we support.

Protect, Manage, and Optimize Your SAN Storage - Recorded Demo

This pre-recorded demo covers many of the capabilities, and platforms IntelliMagic Vision for SAN supports to better protect, manage, and optimize your SAN environment. 

Visualizing Your Entire Infrastructure with NOC Dashboards

Watch this 2-minute video to see how easy it is to create a Network Operations Center Dashboard to see and manage the entire SAN and Storage infrastructure health in a single view.

How to Determine Flash Candidates in Your Environment

If you are getting ready to add flash, it is important to see how much of your capacity is a good candidate for flash because even though flash is much less expensive than it used to be, it is still more expensive than nearline drives. Watch this 7 minute video.

Dashboards and Ratings

Watch this 6 minute video to discover how to identify potential issues before they impact applications - an intelligent rating system where workload measurements are combined and compared with the capabilities of the systems to proactively flag risks.

 

Webinar: Avoiding Storage Service Disruptions with Availability Intelligence

Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to see and deal with threats to SAN availability using expert knowledge automatically applied to the performance and configuration data.

Webinar: A Better Way to Buy, Implement, and Manage the Performance of Disk Storage

Learn best practices on disk storage purchases through storage performance modeling. Understand the storage management life cycle and capacity management through examples of design failures, challenges, and best practices in storage architecture and more.

Webinar: Restoring Data Storage Predictability

This webinar demonstrates how intelligence is generated, and how it can proactively solve both performance and space oriented problems, including understanding burn rates and forecasted exhaustion dates.

Webinar: The Easy Way to Proactively Manage Storage Performance

Discover how IntelliMagic Vision for SAN Storage and SAN Fabric builds on the knowledge gained through developing Disk Magic for over 20 years. Learn how to see bottlenecks approaching, identify root causes quickly, and proactively avoid impacts to your production applications.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC)

 

Should I Disable SVC Write Cache for Flash  

This 4 minute video shows how to determine whether you should disable the SVC write cache for storage pools contained on IBM Flash systems.

Identifying Capacity and Performance Trends

This 3 minute video demonstrates how easy it is to track your capacity and performance trends over time in your storage environment.

Is Compression Hurting Performance?

This 5 minute video demonstrates how enabling SVC compression on the wrong volumes can lead to performance impacts.

Downstream Congestion

This 6 minute video shows how you can easily detect bottlenecks and identify root cause for performance issues in your IBM SVC.

Disaster Recovery - Execution VS Plan

In this short video we demonstrate how workload patterns were used to identify problems with Disaster Recovery plan and prevent a disaster.

Noisy Neighbors: Identifying Root Cause of Performance Issues

In this 6 minute video we show how some extremely busy volumes created problems for an entire SVC/Spectrum Virtualize cluster, and how we were able to identify the volumes easily.

Practical Strategies for Optimizing Data Storage in IBM SVC Environments

In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll discover a better way to manage and optimize performance in an IBM Spectrum Virtualize environment by examining real life user stories.

Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) 6 Part Class Video Series

Watch this 6-part IBM Spectrum Virtualize video series to help you in designing, managing, & troubleshooting performance in your IBM SVC environment.

HPE 3PAR

 

How Do I Detect Imbalances?  

This 4 minute video demonstrates how you can easily identify imbalances within your HPE 3PAR system by examining how the workload is distributed.

 

Trends, Good or Bad?  

The goal of this 4 minute video is to learn how you can identify performance issues and proactively identify potential issues in your HPE 3PAR environment.

Do I Have Enough HP?

This 6 minute video discusses IntelliMagic's unique knowledge about your hardware’s capabilities and how it automatically inspects your workload to see how close to the hardware capabilities you are at any moment. 

Optimizing Adaptive Optimization

In this 6 minute video, we demonstrate how you can look at how the workload is distributed on the back-end drives and how that relates to the Adaptive Optimization Policies to optimize your HPE 3PAR system.

Practical Strategies for Optimizing Data Storage in HPE 3PAR Environments

In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll discover a better way to approach, manage, and optimize performance in an HPE 3PAR environment by examining real life user stories.

 

EMC VNX

 

Identifying Root Cause in EMC VNX

This 5 minute video demonstrates how easy it is to quickly determine the root cause of performance issues within your EMC VNX storage environment using IntelliMagic Vision dashboards, ratings, and drill downs.

How to Manage Performance in EMC VNX Environments

See in 4 minutes how easy it is to monitor, prevent, and resolve performance and health issues in your EMC VNX environment.

Effective Workload Capacity

This 3 minute video demonstrates how IntelliMagic Vision identifies if you have any performance constraints in your environment and shows how much performance overhead is available.

 

EMC VMAX

 

How to Manage Performance in EMC VMAX Environments

See in 4 minutes how easy it is to monitor, prevent, and resolve performance and health issues in your EMC VMAX environment. With visually appealing dashboards, and logical drill downs, it is easier than ever to monitor your environment and quickly find root cause.

Identifying Imbalanced Directors in EMC VMAX

In order to get the most out of your EMC systems it is imperative to balance the workload across the front-end host ports. This 3 minute video shows how IntelliMagic Vision can be used to quickly identify imbalances within the front-end of your EMC systems.

HDS Virtual Storage Platform (VSP)

 

Avoiding Back End Queuing on HDS VSP/G Series Family

Learn in 5 minutes how to see if your HDS VSP/G-Family is configured appropriately for the Back-end of an SVC environment.

How to Manage Performance in HDS VSP G Series Environments

See in 5 minutes how easy it is to manage the storage capacity of your HDS VSP G Series environment using IntelliMagic Vision.

SAN Fabric

 

Are My ISL's Oversubscribed?

This 4 minute SAN Fabric case study shows how to identify Inter-switch Link (or ISL) contention and show how adding additional ISL’s can spread out the load and reduce the utilization on your SAN fabric.

Identifying SAN Fabric Issues

This 4 minute video demonstrates how problems in IntelliMagic Vision are surfaced to the top level and intuitive drill downs guide the user to the ports with contention to easily identify and resolve issues.

High SAN Port Utilization

This 4 minute video demonstrates how easy it is to identify hot ports in your SAN fabric with easy drill down options.

 

VMware

 

VMware Performance and Configuration

This 4 minute video demonstrates IntelliMagic Vision’s capabilities to identify disk performance issues from the VMware guest level all the way to the back-end LUN.

End to End Visibility

This 4 minute video demonstrates how to see the VMware server to the back-end storage volume and related switch ports.

Topology Viewer

This 3 minute video shows how you can visualize all of the components from the VMware host through the fabric to the storage volume.

 

NetApp

 

NetApp Dashboards

This 5 minute video shows a simple way to identify if there are any Processor or Disk constraints and whether or not these are leading to any protocol constraints.

NetApp Service Statistics Report Views

This 4 minute video shows how to quickly highlight any component level bottlenecks within the Disk, processor and ports and to see who is driving the load.

NetApp Performance Overview

This 3 minute video shows a great way to see the workload distribution and performance across all of your NetApp systems with the ability to drill down further.

NetApp Configuration Report Views

This 4 minute video on The NetApp Configuration Report Set allows the user to see all of the NetApp systems configuration in a single pane of glass.

NetApp Front End Report Views

This 3 minute video shows how the NetApp Front End Report Set allows the user to see all of the traffic between the hosts and the NetApp systems.

NetApp All Protocols Report Views

This 3 minute video shows how to see how your NetApp systems are performing across all the protocols for I/O and latency metrics with additional drill down options.

NetApp Balance Report Views

This 4 minute video shows how the NetApp Balance charts are designed to show you any performance imbalances within your NetApp systems.