Release Notes: Live Optics for Unity (05/29/2018)

Live Optics Agent


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New Features/Fixes

March 22, 2020

  • Unity online viewer System tab that contains:
  • IOPS by Service composite graph (vVol IOPS, File IOPS and Block IOPS)
  • Read/Write IOPs composite graph
  • Read/Write Throughput Composite graph
  • Read Write IO Size graph
  • Latency graph (vVol, File, and Block latency)

February 24, 2020

Unity online viewer System tab that contains:

  • Storage Controllers Utilization graph
  • Cache Composite graph
  • Front End Ports: Peak Composite graph
  • Workload Concentration graph

January 30, 2020

Unity online viewer Summary tab that contains:

  • Array and project information
  • Cache/Fast Cache size
  • Storage controllers/Shelves number
  • Array Capacity information
  • Number of Drives for HDD and SSD
  • Frontend ports number and throughput
  • Configured File, Block and VVOl performance information

November 19, 2019

 Optimize performance slides that contains:

  • Sample of the monthly/quarterly Optimize services report.
  • Hardware/Software evaluation and tailored advice based on conditions.
  • Capacity evaluation and tailored advice based on conditions.
  • Performance evaluation and tailored advice based on conditions.
  • Array top 3 utilized pool performance data.
  • Array Alert information.

 May 29, 2018

  • User-defined LUN names now shown in the report.
  • Significant updates to LUN identification and performance calculations.
  • Summary slide updates (new raw size column, formatting updates).
  • Support for any 4.2.x and 4.3.x firmware versions.
  • Several formatting and display updates.
  • Fix for special characters used in the project name causing an error.
  • Fix for 4.1.x versions showing zeros for write data.
  • Fix for occasional duplicate server entries on the Top X by X slides.

March 22, 2018

  • Support for firmware version 4.2.2

February 14, 2018

  • Several value rounding error fixes.
  • Fix for duplicate port entries.
  • Fix for port speed errors.
  • Added Peak and Average reads and writes data.
  • Added archive file count value.
  • New message stating report is for block devices only.

January 10, 2018

  • Initial Release

Known Issues


Known Limitations

The following known limitations should be considered when using Live Optics to assess a Unity storage array.

  • The PPT doesn’t support File or vVol performance data, however, the File and vVol performance data is supported in the online viewer.
  • File system latency is not available before OS version 4.5 (on the viewer).
  • vVol is not represented in the workload concentration chart.
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