BMC Performance Manager Express for Hitachi Disk Arrays

Release Notes for v2.1.00

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What's New

Hitachi Device Manager v.8 is now supported. Please note that the monitoring history will be lost when upgrading to version 8.
Volumes Monitoring: it is now possible to disable the monitoring of all the volumes of a system to limit the number of instances created and therefore reduce the system resource consumption.
The Port Count parameter has been added to the Disk Array application class to report on the number of ports available on the disk array.
The FQDN parameter has been added to the Disk Array application class to provide the fully qualified domain name of the storage system, as exposed to BPPM.

Changes and Improvements

The mechanism that handles the parsing of WBEM queries has been improved to reduce the consumption of CPU and memory resources.
New computation for capacity parameters:
othe Available Capacity parameter now considers the space available for the Storage Pool creation.
othe Subscribed Capacity parameter of the Disk Array application class now only considers the volumes exposed to hosts.
The "Array" and "FC Port" application classes were respectively renamed "Disk Array" and "Fiber Port".

Fixed Issues

The Transfer Bytes parameter for Disk Array, Controller, Fiber Port, Storage Pool, and Volume application classes were not properly displayed in the accumulated parameter-type reports.
For some performance parameters, a missing value was interpreted as zero instead of No Data.
The serial number was displayed twice for the VSP disk arrays.
The subscribed capacity of the VSP parity groups  was not properly calculated.
The host visible capacity parameter was wrongly computed on the following thinly provisioned volumes: AMS, HUS, or USP.
Performance parameters were missing due to a collect issue. These parameters are now properly collected.
A display issue (blank spaces and carriage returns) occurred in Portal's string values.
When a volume owns two controllers, the Hosts parameter would list duplicated hosts.
The Time Since Last Activity parameter of the Volume application class now always displays a value.
The Thin Provisioning Pool's size now equals its capacity.
The Bandwidth Utilization parameter of the Fiber Port application class is now properly calculated.