I’m happy to announce General Availability of Storage Resource Monitor 6.7. This release continues the momentum of supporting arrays that you all requested on THWACK. It also comes along with new functionality both that you all have asked for as well as some that we think you’ll be surprised by and excited to check out. So, without further ado, why don’t we take a look at what’s new? (Note: that rhymed)
(Also, don’t forget to check out the SRM 6.7 Release Notes for more information about installing, upgrading, and new fixes.)
New Array Support
As you have probably come to expect, the aforementioned support includes all the standard features you know and love: capacity utilization and forecasting, performance monitoring, end-to-end mapping in AppStack, integrated performance troubleshooting in PerfStack, and Hardware Health. Now, as of SRM 6.7, we support the following devices:
- Huawei OceanStor v3 Series
- Huawei OceanStor v5 Series
- Huawei Dorado V3 Series
What’s that? You want to see the screenshots to prove it? We can provide that.
Hardware Health (don’t worry about the critical state – we’re on it.)
New Hardware Health Support
What if you were able to extend the previous screenshot to arrays that you’re already using SRM to monitor? And you were able to see details on fans, power supplies, batteries, and more? With SRM 6.7 you can do that for the following array vendors and types:
- EMC Isilon v8
How great is that? And yes, of course, here’s your screenshot:
Support for GTP Format Partitions
This is something we’ve heard from some of you recently. And you all have discussed it on THWACK as well. So, as normal, ask and you shall receive. With SRM 6.7, we have added support for GPT drives on Windows Server 2008 and later. Here’s a screenshot of what it’s going to look like when you’re selecting what to monitor (after that step, it’s going to be the same great experience you’ve come to expect from your MBR partitions):
Support for Storage in Orion Maps
This feature comes with a tremendous amount of capability. So much so, that we have dedicated blog posts on it. But before I link you to that, I’ll write a quick note about what it means for you and SRM.
Starting with our newest releases (which include SRM 6.7), Orion Maps are now going to include data all the way down to your storage environment. That’s huge. Say, for example, if all you think (and want to think) about all day is storage, you can now open an Orion Maps view from your storage device screen and sit back as a map is built for you that shows you what VMs sit on top of that storage. Automatically—you don’t have to do a thing. How great is that? What you do with that information (read “who you go after”) is up to you.
And, you want a screenshot? Forget screenshots. This one is animated:
Again, there is a ton here to cover, so I’ll leave you with the short taste above and this link to a wonderfully written post on the topic.
That’s it for the meaty functionality of SRM 6.7. There was a lot there and we’re excited to share it all with you.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, head over to our What We’re Working On post to see what our storage team is already working on for our next releases. If you don’t see what you want there, make sure to add it to the Storage Manager (Storage Profiler) Feature Requests page.
And of course, we want to know what you think—just let it be known below in the comments.
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