STOR2RRD 2.60, New Storage Systems and Enhancements

STOR2RRD is my favorite SAN monitoring software, why?! It can monitor whole SAN environment! STOR2RRD 2.60 has been released with supporting new storage systems and lot of enhancements. Let’s review changes in new version.

New Storage Systems and Enhancements

The below storage systems will be supported in new version:

  • Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS)
  • Oracle ZFS
  • Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series (DE2000/4000/6000)

Also new version came with the below enhancements:

  • Storage, SAN and LAN device access management is done through the UI only example
  • Dashboard: it is fully customizable, users can change graph size, create groups, move graphs between groups, example
  • Block size graphs for Volumes and Pools (all storages)
  • ACL: introduced read-only role, members can see everything but nothing can change
  • Heatmap: added visualization in sortable and filterable tables
  • View of all Volumes in single table (capacity, mapping, Volume ID) : menu ➡ Configuration ➡ Volumes
  • Capacity alerting per storage pools and storage total
  • Storage grouping in menu is managed from the UI: Settings ➡ Storage groups
  • IBM SVC/Storwize: support of Zero B2B (%) for 16Gbit adapters (only 8Gbit adapters have been supported till now)
  • IBM XIV: support of host mapping on gen3 hardware
  • IBM SVC/Storwize/FlashSystem: new graphs of HW compression ratio per Pool for NVMe SSD disks
  • EMC² Unity: support of 4.5.0.0.5.096+ firmwares
  • EMC² VNX: support of cache stats for newer firmwares
  • EMC² VNX: monitoring of copy services
  • NetApp: support of ONTAP 9.5P1+
  • HPE Nimble: support of more than 255 LUNs
  • Huawei OceanStor: implemented compression and deduplication graphing
  • Huawei OceanStor: support of Dorado V6+
  • Fujitsu Eternus: support of the latest firmware V10L86
  • PureStorage: support for Purity OS 5.3.0.+
  • SAN: switches in access gateway mode are grouped into the same fabric called “Access Gateway”

Block Size, VNX Cache Stats and Heatmap Visualization are my favorite enhancements. Actually I need those enhancements.

Heatmap Visualization
Heatmap Visualization
Block Size
Block Size
VNX Cache Stats
VNX Cache Stats

Block Size has been added to Pool and Volume. By Heatmap Visualization, you be able to find bottlenecks easily. Also VNX Cache Stats were needed by all VNX customers but it’s little bit late.

Further Reading

[Review]: Free SAN/Storage Performance Monitoring – STOR2RRD

External Links

STOR2RRD

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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