Hello, I'm Brian Flynn and I'm the Solarwinds Product Manager for Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). I'm excited to announce that we are gearing up for a beta release of SRM 6.1 and I'm inviting customers with Storage Manager (STM) or Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) in active maintenance to test our beta release on new arrays. If you are not an STM or SRM customer, but are still interested in participating, go ahead and sign-up as well, and I'll see if there is a way I can at least get you on a feedback call to interact with a SolarWinds-local install. Click here for sneak peek screen shots!
In This Release...
DISCLAIMER : What we are working on in SRM 6.1 Beta is in no way a promise of what we will deliver in SRM 6.1.
SRM 6.0 was just released in February 2015 and with that release came some slight licensing changes. Most notably, if you choose to run both the SRM Orion module and the Profiler module, you will find that you can monitor an array with both modules using the same license. You do not need a separate license for SRM Orion module and the SRM Profiler module. This quick video should help clarify that with a couple of use cases.
With SRM 6.0 being so new, we haven't yet written about all of it's features. Previous blog posts like Storage Dreaming - The Next Chapter for Storage Monitoring with SolarWinds and Dreams Come True - Storage on Orion is now in Release Candidate tell the outstanding AppStack story, but there's more to SRM than just AppStack.
Here's an introduction to some of the features in the currently supported version of SRM:
Latency Histogram for LUNs
IOPS Performance Per LUN
Who is this for?
Then the IOPS Performance Per LUN resource is for you! Take a look at the example to the left. Here's what I can see at a glance:
Keep watching for more blog posts outlining new SRM features and don't forget to sign up for the beta!