HP has released StoreFront Analytics for VMware vCenter Operations Manager, an adapter for vCenter Operations Manager from VMware, relates virtual machines and datastores to volumes from HP 3PAR StoreServ storage systems. Administrators using HP StoreFront Analytics are able to visualize and analyze data from their HP 3PAR StoreServ storage array directly within vCenter Operations Manager.
StoreFront Analytics provides preconfigured dashboards that allow the vSphere administrator to easily get storage capacity information, optimize HP 3PAR StoreServ storage systems and enable comprehensive troubleshooting scenarios. These clear relationships between Virtual Machines, datastores, and storage increase, the vSphere administrator’s productivity, and ability to ensure outstanding quality of service.
HP StoreFront Analytics reports detailed health, capacity, and performance metrics for HP 3PAR StoreServ components including volumes, CPGs, storage systems, controllers, drive cages, disk drives, ports, and fans.
HP StoreFront Analytics is distributed as a management pack that installs directly in VMware vCenter Operations.
HP StoreFront Analytics includes a 60 day instant-on evaluation license. After 60 days the product will provide basic array health information at no charge, but requires a license for capacity and performance metrics.
Key Features and Benefits
- Monitors health, performance, and capacity for HP 3PAR StoreServ components including volumes, CPGs, storage systems, controllers, drive cages, disk drives, ports, and fans.
- Provides a visual mapping from virtual machines and datastores to HP 3PAR StoreServ components, enabling administrators to quickly identify health, workload, and capacity problems impacting the performance of virtual machines.
- Administrators can quickly identify storage resources that need attention. Identify bottlenecks based on response time. Identify resource hogs based on capacity utilization, IOPS, or throughput.
- Provides preconfigured dashboards focused on monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance analysis. The user can also create their own dashboards customized for their environment.
- VMware vCenter Operations Manager provides advanced capacity planning with the HP StoreFront Analytics data.