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Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

  • 1.  Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 08-31-2020 15:02
    Edited by Steve Wright 09-01-2020 02:19
    At Rocket we always put our Customers first and our whole purpose for existing is to provide tools that our customers love and provide real world value. In that light I'd like to solicit some feedback from Rocket Servergraph users on what should come next with Servergraph in 2021.

    Please list anything you are interested in, that would make your job easier or your day better.

    You can either contact me with feedback directly, or start a conversation with replies below.

    Thanks for your time!​

    Steve Wright
    Product Manager Rocket Servergraph
    781.684.2139
    swright@rocketswoftware.com


    #ServerGraph



  • 2.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 09-08-2020 13:27
    Hi. I'd like to see a standard report in Servergraph which can easily show the capacity and utilisation of an IBM Spectrum Protect Cloud Container Storage Pool. Currently, as far as I can tell in Servergraph 9.2, the reports for Cloud Container Pools fail to show any details on the actual capacity or consumption, not even if I create a custom dashboard.

    I believe that Servergraph needs to query the "Cloud Space Allocated (MB)" and "Cloud Space Utilized (MB)" columns in the storagepools table of the SP database. Servergraph should at least make sure all the information gathered by a "q stg" Spectrum Protect admin command are captured. It would also be essential to be able to plot this capacity and consumption over a historical period, much as Servergraph has been able to do for tape libraries.

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    Daniel Banche
    CSI Ltd.
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 09-09-2020 02:59

    Thanks Daniel! This is great feedback and you've even given us the command to use for collection.

    I'm asking dev to review this, and will respond soon. If we don't have that column it we'll investigate adding it.

    Thanks again!



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    Steve Wright
    Product Manager
    Rocket Software
    CO
    781.684.2139
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 09-09-2020 03:56
    You're welcome Steve.

    I think there are a few new columns added to Spectrum Protect which pertain to Cloud Container Pools, which need to be captured. This is the output of the admin command against a Cloud Container Pool in Azure, where I've highlighted columns which I'd expect to be able to see if I wanted to know about a Cloud Container Pool (as well as the rest, which I think are already captured in Servergraph, if they aren't they should be). Some are unpopulated in this instance, but may not be in other cases:

    Protect: xxxxxxxx>q stg f=d

    Storage Pool Name: CLOUDPOOL
    Storage Pool Type: Primary
    Device Class Name:
    Storage Type: CLOUD
    Cloud Type: AZURE
    Cloud URL: https://.....
    Cloud Identity:
    Cloud Location: OFFPREMISE
    Estimated Capacity:
    Space Trigger Util:
    Pct Util:
    Pct Migr:
    Pct Logical:
    High Mig Pct:
    Low Mig Pct:
    Migration Delay:
    Migration Continue:
    Migration Processes:
    Reclamation Processes:
    Next Storage Pool:
    Reclaim Storage Pool:
    Maximum Size Threshold: No Limit
    Access: Read/Write
    Description: xxxxxxxx
    Overflow Location:
    Cache Migrated Files?:
    Collocate?:
    Reclamation Threshold:
    Offsite Reclamation Limit:
    Maximum Scratch Volumes Allowed:
    Number of Scratch Volumes Used:
    Delay Period for Cloud Reuse: 3
    Migration in Progress?:
    Amount Migrated (MB):
    Elapsed Migration Time (seconds):
    Reclamation in Progress?:
    Last Update by (administrator): xxxxxxx
    Last Update Date/Time: 08/09/2018 10:21:40
    Storage Pool Data Format: Native
    Copy Storage Pool(s):
    Active Data Pool(s):
    Continue Copy on Error?:
    CRC Data: No
    Reclamation Type:
    Overwrite Data when Deleted:
    Deduplicate Data?: Yes
    Processes For Identifying Duplicates:
    Compressed: Yes
    Space Used for Protected Data: 198,961 K
    Total Pending Space: 111,696 M
    Deduplication Savings: 150,931 G (76.78%)
    Compression Savings: 23,489 G (51.46%)
    Total Space Saved: 174,420 G (88.73%)
    Auto-copy Mode:
    Contains Data Deduplicated by Client?:
    Maximum Simultaneous Writers: No Limit
    Protect Processes:
    Protection Storage Pool:
    Protect Local Storage Pool(s):
    Reclamation Volume Limit:
    Date of Last Protection to Remote Pool:
    Date of Last Protection to Local Pool:
    Deduplicate Requires Backup?:
    Encrypted: Yes
    Pct Encrypted: 100%
    Cloud Space Allocated (MB): 26,827,995
    Cloud Space Utilized (MB): 22,798,664
    Bucket Name:
    Local Estimated Capacity: 1,663 G
    Local Pct Util: 0.0
    Local Pct Logical: 0.0
    Cloud Storage Class:
    Remove Restored Cpy Before End of Life:

    Reference for more info: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.10/srv.reference/r_cmd_stgpool_query.html

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    Daniel Banche
    CSI Ltd.
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 03-12-2021 07:59
    Hi Steve,

    Another feature I would like to see supported in Servergraph is Spectrum Protect Retention Sets. There is currently no visibility of Retention Sets, Rules and Contents in Servergraph. I think we should be able to see the same information as is provided by these queries:
    • query retrule
    • query retset
    • query retsetcontents
    The feature has been available since Spectrum Protect 8.1.7 was released in Feb 2019 and is now widely used by customers in preference to doing periodic backups under separate node names.

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    Daniel Banche
    CSI Ltd.
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 03-12-2021 08:08
    Edited by Dave Andrews 03-12-2021 09:52
    Hi Daniel, thanks for the feedback, I'll add this to the backlog for the team to investigate for the future.

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    Stephen Aldous
    Rocket Software
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  • 7.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 03-12-2021 15:24
    As a follow-up, this request has already been captured before and is planned on our roadmap for later this year (Q4).

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    Stephen Aldous
    Rocket Software
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  • 8.  RE: Looking for input on what features Rocket Servergraph should add next!

    Posted 03-12-2021 15:56
    That's great to hear Stephen. I look forward to seeing it in action.

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    Daniel Banche
    CSI Ltd.
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