IBM System Storage N series Storage Performance Management with Operations Manager

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 29 August 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4292-00
(42 pages)

Authors: Alex Osuna, Akshay Bhargava, Mukesh Nigam


Analyzing performance issues in today’s complex data center environments can be a daunting task. When a user sitting at a desktop system reports that application response has degraded, this degradation can be the result of any element in the chain that delivers information to the user, including the desktop itself, IP networks, middleware, database software, servers, storage networks, or storage systems. With business infrastructures constantly growing more complex, IT professionals need the knowledge, skills, and tools to identify potential bottlenecks quickly in each element of the infrastructure and to take corrective action, preferably before a problem becomes severe enough for users to notice.

Of all the elements in the IT infrastructure, storage is one of the least understood, often resulting in storage systems that are either under-configured or over-configured for their dynamic workloads. This IBM Redpaper gives you the knowledge and tools to monitor and manage performance on IBM System Storage N series and focuses on performance issues highlighted by Operations Manager.

NOTE: Operations Manager was formerly known as DataFabric Manager. Some of the figures in this paper use a version of the software branded with the earlier name.

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