New Release – STOR2RRD & LPAR2RRD (7.50)

I’ve published many articles about STOR2RRD and LPAR2RRD monitoring software for monitoring servers, OS, storage, SAN, LAN and other devices. XORUX has released new version of the monitoring suites with new features and capabilities. Let’s review the new features, capabilities and changes.

STOR2RRD 7.50 – New Features

Actually, there is no new feature, but some new devices can be added and also there are many enhancements.

STOR2RRD 7.50 – Support for New Monitored Devices

  • Brocade SANnav
  • InforTrend EonStor DS Series
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage

STOR2RRD 7.50 – Main Enhancements

  • Alerting
    • ServiceNow integration
    • Jira integration
    • New alerting rule for all volumes in a storage
    • Option to define severity of configured alerts
    • Sending clear alerts
    • Option to set up SMTP server manually
  • PureStorage: added virtual capacity
  • Dell EMC² XtremIO: added virtual capacity
  • Dell EMC² PowerStore: there was a limit for monitored volumes set to 100 by default, fixed
  • HPE 3PAR / Primera: added HW alerting for faulty Cage and PSU when CLI is used for storage connection
  • HPE StoreOnce V4: added capacity ( User Data, Size on Disk, Ratio ) for VTL, NAS, CATALYST
  • Hitachi VSP-G/F: many small fixes and enhancements
  • Cisco SAN switch: added count of the licensed ports
  • FreeNAS / TrueNAS: support for v12+ storage firmware
  • DataCore: support for SAN topology
  • IBM FlashSystem / Storwize: FlashCopy Freeze Time added to the table
  • Promise vTrack: health status enhancements
  • Promise vTrack: small fixes and enhancements
  • Rubrik
    • Option to add more nodes into the configuration
    • Support for token-based authorization

I should check Jira integration; this new alerting feature is interesting to me.

LPAR2RRD 7.50 – New Features

LPAR2RRD 7.50 has no new feature, and all changes are enhancement for current features.

Alerting feature enhancements are much interesting because you cannot put your eyes on monitor.

LPAR2RRD 7.50 – Enhancements

  • Alerting
    • ServiceNow integration
    • Jira integration
    • Option to define severity of configured alerts
    • Option to set up SMTP server manually
    • OracleDB: tablespace alerting
    • AIX / Linux: implemented alerting for disk multipath fails
  • IBM Power Systems
    • New “Volume ID” table in Configuration, with all storage volume IDs used
    • Added new Power10 servers rPerfs into CPU Workoad Estimator
    • Added NMON-based TOP10
    • Many smaller fixes especially for REST API-based HMC access
  • VMware
    • CPU Ready total [%] added into main VM CPU graphs
    • Added “Volume ID” column into datastore table in Configuration
    • Added provisioned and used space into VM table in Configuration
  • oVirt / RHV
    • Support for RHV due to changes in the RHV API
    • New storage-capacity table grouped by VM in Configuration
  • Oracle Solaris
    • SARMON: added IOPS, Latency and Data throughput
    • SARMON: historical reporting now based on its data
  • Microsoft Windows / Hyper-V
    • Added latency for each host
    • Added latency for each disk
    • Added paging2

Further Reading

How To Complete Alerts in Hitachi Storage Navigator (VSP G Series)(Opens in a new browser tab)

[Review]: LPAR2RRD – Free Performance Monitoring(Opens in a new browser tab)

Found EMC Unity Bug on STOR2RRD 2.70(Opens in a new browser tab)

New Updates for VMware Free Performance Monitoring, LPAR2RRD(Opens in a new browser tab)



Davoud Teimouri

Professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021/2022/2023, vExpert NSX, vExpert PRO, vExpert Security, vExpert EUC, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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