Report generation tools for XIV

I have previously blogged about two XIV report generation tools that you can download and start using.   This is just a short update to let you know there are updated versions of both tools, plus a new one that has just been added.   These tools are all on my files section at the IBM developerWorks site (where you can also find my Visios).

To sum up what these tools do:

XIV Capacity Report

This Script creates an XLS or CSV file that contains 4 very useful tabs: Systems, Pools, Hosts, Volumes.  You can use this to report on your storage, find un-mapped or un-mirrored volumes, check your consumption, etc.   Clients, Business Partners and Cloud providers love this nice and simple tool.

It is currently up to version 3.9 and you can find it here

 XIV Performance Report

This Script creates an XLS or CSV file that gives the same information as the XIV Top utility but for a range of days (so we are looking at historic versus current performance).  You could for example see what were the most busy volumes for the past 3 days or for the previous week.   You can easily spot if host HBAs are not being used or if XIV interface traffic is not being balanced.

It is currently up to version 3.9 and you can find it here.

XIV Usage Report – NEW!

This Script creates an Excel file that shows you the current and historic usage of your volumes and pools.   It also gives a trend prediction that will help estimate when your pools or volumes will be full of data.   This is great for trend and growth analysis.

It is currently on version 3.9 and you can find it here.


So get downloading!   Although if you don’t have an XIV, these tools will not be of much use to you.

More details on how to setup and use these tools can be found here.

On a side note, I have found some downloads from the developerWorks site fail if you are using the Chrome browser.  If you are having issues, switch to Firefox (just for that task).

**  updated March 8, Usage Report is now on Version 1.1 **


About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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