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Storage Virtualization

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Cloud Insights can differentiate between a storage array having local storage or virtualization of other storage arrays. This gives you the ability to relate cost and distinguish performance from the front-end all the way to the back-end of your infrastructure.

Virtualization in a Table Widget

One of the easiest ways to begin looking at your storage virtualization is to create a dashboard table widget showing Virtualized type. When building the query for the widget, simply add "virtualizedType" to your grouping or filter.

Basic query to show storage virtualizedTypes

The resulting table widget shows you the Standard, Backend, and Virtual storages in your environment.

Table showing virtualized types

Landing Pages show Virtualized information

On a storage, volume, internal volume, or disk landing page, you can see relevant virtualization information. For example, looking at the storage landing page below, you can see that this is a Virtual storage, and which backend storage system applies. Any relevant tables on landing pages will also show virtualization information as applicable.

Storage Landing Page showing Virtual and backed storage information

Existing landing pages and dashboards

Be aware that if you currently have customized landing pages or dashboards in your environment, these will not automatically show all virtualization information by default. However, you can Revert to Default any customized dashboard or landing page (you will have to re-implement your customizations), or modify the relevant widgets to include the desired virtualization attributes or metrics.

Revert to Default is available in the upper-right corner of a custom dashboard or landing page screen.

Revert to Default button