What’s new in Active IQ Digital Advisor

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Active IQ typically introduces a new release every month to bring you the new features and enhancements.

12 November 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Integrating data using APIs

You can use Active IQ APIs to pull data of interest and integrate it directly into your company’s workflow. Learn more.

Wellness - Upgrades widget

The enhanced Risk Advisor and Upgrade Advisor tabs enable you to view all the system risks and help you plan for an upgrade for mitigating all the risks.

Health Check Assessment Dashboard

The Recommended Configuration widget has been added to the dashboard, and it provides a summary on the number of systems that are monitored for remote management risks, spares and failed drives risks, and HA pair risks.

FabricPool Advisor

You can monitor the status of your data and review the details.

Localization in Simplified Chinese and Japanese

Active IQ Digital Advisor is now available in three languages – Chinese, English, and Japanese.

Reports

You can generate or schedule ClusterViewer reports to view detailed information on the physical and logical configuration of your systems. Learn how.

15 October 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Health Check Assessment Dashboard

The Active IQ Health Check Assessment (HCA) Dashboard provides a point-in-time review of your overall environment. Based on the health check score, you can align your storage systems to the recommended NetApp best practices to facilitate longer-term planning and improve the health of your installed base. Learn more.

Config Drift

This feature enables you compare the system and cluster configurations and the detect configuration deviations in near real time. Learn how to add a config drift template.

AutoSupport

You can view your AutoSupport data and review the details.

Wellness Review Subscription

You can subscribe to receiving monthly email notifications that summarize wellness status of systems—that are nearing their renewal dates and require an upgrade for the NetApp products in your installed base. Subscribe now.

Reports

You can use the reports feature to generate reports immediately or schedule a report to be generated on a weekly or monthly basis. Learn how.

Manual AutoSupport Upload

Manual AutoSupport Upload has been enhanced to improve the user experience. An additional column has been provided for remarks on the upload status.

Keystone

You can monitor your committed, consumed, and burst storage capacity using Keystone.

30 September 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

AFF and FAS firmware using Ansible Playbook

The documentation has been enhanced to include information about downloading, installing, and executing the AFF and FAS firmware ansible automation package.

18 August 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Performance

Performance graphs have been enhanced to enable you to assess the performance of the volume. You can navigate and toggle between the node tab, cluster tab, the local tier tab, and the volume tab on the same screen. Learn how.

AFF and FAS firmware using Ansible Playbook

The AFF and FAS firmware screen has been enhanced to provide a better user experience.

17 July 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Performance

Performance graphs have been enhanced to enable you to assess the performance of the local tier. You can navigate and toggle between the node tab, cluster tab, and the local tier tab on the same screen.

Wellness

The wellness attributes have been enhanced to view all the affected systems without having to drill-down to the actions and risks.

19 June 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Generate report for inventory

You can now generate report of the selected watchlist and emails the report to a maximum of 5 recipients. Learn how.

Performance

Performance graphs have been enhanced to enable you to assess the cluster performance of your storage system. You can navigate and toggle between the node tab and the cluster tab on the same screen.

Storage efficiency

The storage efficiency widget has been enhanced to enable you to view the storage efficiency ratio and savings at a cluster level. You can navigate and toggle between the node tab and the cluster tab on the same screen.

Update the default home page

You can now provide your feedback and let us know the reason you are the updating the default home page screen for Active IQ.

Update to the inventory widget

The inventory widget has been enhanced to improve the user experience, by providing user-friendly date formats, additional columns for end of platform support and end of version support.

19 May 2020

This update includes the following new features, enhancements, and changes:

Set the default home page

You can now set the default home page screen for Active IQ. You can either set it to Active IQ Digital Advisor or Active IQ Classic.

Storage efficiency

You can view the storage efficiency ratio and savings of your storage system with and without Snapshot backups for AFF systems, non-AFF systems, or both. You can view the storage efficiency information at a node level. Learn how.

Performance

Performance graphs enable you to assess the performance of your storage devices in different significant areas.

AFF and FAS firmware upgrades using Ansible Playbook

Update the AFF and FAS firmware using Ansible on your storage system to mitigate the identified risks and to keep your storage system up to date.

Disabling the wellness score feature

The wellness score feature is being temporarily disabled to improve the scoring algorithm and simplify the overall experience.

02 April 2020

This update includes the following new features and enhancements:

Onboarding overview video

The onboarding video helps users to quickly get familiar with the options and features of Active IQ Digital Advisor.

Wellness score

Wellness score provides customers with a consolidated score of their installed base based on the number of high risks and the expired contracts. Score can be good, average, or poor.

Risk summary

The risk summary provides detailed information about the risk, the impact of the risk, the corrective actions.

Support for acknowledging and disregarding risks

Provides the option to acknowledge a risk if you do want to mitigate or are unable to mitigate the risk.

19 March 2020

This update includes the following new features and enhancements:

Upgrade workflow

You can use the upgrade workflow to view upgrade recommendations and a summary of new features available in your target ONTAP release. Learn how.

Valuable insights

You can view the summary of the benefits that you received through Active IQ and your support contract. For selected systems, the value report consolidates the benefits from last one year. View now.

Drill into details

Provides deeper information, which is a powerful way to dig deeper into the data and gain immediate insights into the make-up of aggregated information as required.

Capacity additions

You can proactively identify systems that have exceeded capacity or are nearing 90% capacity and send a request to increase capacity.

29 February 2020

This update includes the following new features and enhancements:

Enhanced user interfaces

The latest Active IQ Digital Advisor Dashboards offer a personalized experience. It allows smooth and seamless navigation, with its intuitiveness, throughout different dashboards, widgets, and screens. It provides an all-in-one experience. It communicates comparisons, relationships, and trends. It provides insights that help you detect and validate important relationships and meaningful differences based on the data that is presented by different dashboards.

Customizable dashboards

Helps you monitor your systems at a glance by providing key insights and analysis about your data on one or more pages or screens. You can also create up to 10 dashboards and make effective business decisions.

Mitigate risks using Active IQ Unified Manager

You can view the risks and rectify them by using Active IQ Unified Manager. Learn how.

Wellness

Provides detailed information about the status of your storage system that is classified into the following 6 widgets:

  • Performance & Efficiency

  • Availability & Protection

  • Capacity

  • Configuration

  • Security

  • Renewals

See Analyze wellness attributes for more details.

Allows you to search parameters, such as serial number, system ID, host name, site name, group name, and cluster name using the single-system view. You can also search for group of systems, in addition, you can search by a customer name, site name, or group name by group of systems.