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Pulse2014 1030

  1. 1. © 2013 IBM Corporation 1030: Storage Management Using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2 Ben Randall – User Interface Architect Teresa Swingler – User Experience Architect
  2. 2. 1 Please note IBM’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.
  3. 3. 2 What is Tivoli Storage Productivity Center?  Storage management solution – Monitor all SAN resources in a single cohesive view – Multiple vendors  Key scenarios – Capacity management – Performance monitoring and troubleshooting – Health monitoring – Alerting • Health issues • Environmental changes • Performance thresholds – Understanding relationships and connectivity • Impact analysis • Verify redundancy
  4. 4. 3 What’s new in 5.2  Enhanced performance troubleshooting – Performance integrated throughout the web GUI  Agentless servers – Monitor performance and capacity of the storage resources consumed by a server  Simplified device management – Quickly add new devices – Easily manage data collection  New Cognos reports – 30+ new reports – Server volume performance  vSphere plugin – View storage capacity, configuration, and performance from within vSphere
  5. 5. 4 Understanding the state of the environment
  6. 6. 5 Environmental setup  Quickly add new resources for monitoring  Data collection is automatically configured with defaults – Frequency of performance monitoring – Frequency for capacity and configuration probes
  7. 7. 6 Environmental setup 6 or
  8. 8. 7 Resource centric views  View resource specific dashboards – Capacity – Performance  Monitor the health and relationships for all internal resources – Volumes, ports, pools, etc – Troubleshoot outages  View all items connected to a resource – Impact analysis – Detect redundancy
  9. 9. 8 How is my capacity being used?  Understanding the storage pyramid – Total pool capacity – Amount of storage in volumes vs available for provisioning – Volumes assigned to hosts vs unassigned  Server probes show how the data is being consumed – How much of the assigned space is actually being used?
  10. 10. 9 Performance troubleshooting  Performance data integrated throughout the entire web GUI – Performance overviews by resource type help identify hot spots – Table actions enable performance views for selected resources  Contextual performance flows for live performance troubleshooting – View multiple charts on multiple monitors – Troubleshoot an entire data path  Synchronize time ranges for multiple charts with a single click  Easily compare performance across different time ranges – How does performance now compare to last week when I didn’t have an issue?  One click CSV export
  11. 11. 10 Performance overviews  Built into any list view of resources that have performance data  Easily locate… – The storage systems doing the most IO – The volumes with the highest response times – The most active pools
  12. 12. 11 View performance by selection  Select multiple resources of interest and easily view performance charts  Built into all tables of resources for which performance information is collected
  13. 13. 12 Contextual performance flows  View performance for resources along the data path  Navigate from an SVC volume all the way to the backend volume that backs it
  14. 14. 13 Performance threshold violations  Set multiple thresholds – High/low – Warning/critical  View charts of the time period when the violation occurred  View volumes that most likely contributed to the violation  Quickly link to the resource that experienced the violation 13
  15. 15. 14 Server monitoring  Agentless – View storage resource consumption of servers • Capacity consumed • Performance of volumes and associated storage resources • Storage resource health • Relationships and connectivity – Quick and easy to create • Provide host name or WWPNs • Immediately view associated storage  With an agent, you also get: – File system information – Exports – Internal disks – HBAs
  16. 16. 15 Agentless servers
  17. 17. 16 Server-centric performance troubleshooting
  18. 18. 17 Reporting with Cognos  70+ out of the box reports – Capacity – Performance – Relationships  Create customized reports  Tailor report appearance for your business  Schedule reports for delivery in your choice of format – PDF – HTML – CSV
  19. 19. 18 Special VMware functions in TPC 5.2 18 vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA) Provider VMware vCenter Web Client Extension Functions for VMware administrators Visualization of connections  End-to-end from storage volume to VM • Storage details like pools, volumes, attributes, … • Performance charts Service Katalog  Alerts for performance, errors, and capacity thresholds  Availability of volumes, pools, storage systems, paths, …
  20. 20. 19 Virtual Storage Center 5.2 features within Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
  21. 21. 20 New features in 5.2  Volume transformations – Change characteristics of volumes – Transparent to host – Automate a very manual process  Optimization – Identify opportunities to right-tier volumes – Save cost – Automated execution  Self service provisioning – Define classes of service for cloud provisioning – Define constraints – End to end automation
  22. 22. 21 Storage Transformation  Change the characteristics of SVC managed volumes – Move pools – Thin provision – Compress – EasyTier  End to end automation – Save time and manual effort  Execute immediately or schedule for a change window  Ability to suspend and resume
  23. 23. 22 Optimization  Optimize volume performance –Save storage cost by assuring your data is residing in the right tier –Up-tier hot volumes or volumes containing frequently accessed files –Down-tier cold volumes or volumes containing infrequently accessed files  Balance performance across a selection of pools –Identify and eliminate hotspots 22
  24. 24. 23 Self Service Provisioning  Enable self service provisioning via – Web GUI – vSphere – Smart Cloud Storage Access – Tivoli Service Automation Manager  Define service classes specifying storage offerings – Tier of storage – RAID – Encryption – Virtualization – More  Block and file
  25. 25. 24 Self Service Provisioning  Service classes restrict the candidate pools for a provisioning request  Performance history is then used to pick the best pool to handle the workload  A user can merely request 1TB of Gold
  26. 26. 25 Self Service Provisioning  Capacity pools allow administrators to set up boundaries to further constrain provisioning targets  Restrict on per-user basis – Service classes that can be used – Boundary in which provisioning can occur  Support for approval process – Only execute requests that you approve – Or allow automated execution
  27. 27. 26 End to end provisioning  Identify the optimal placement for the volume  Create the volume  Create host mappings  Configure zoning
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