Performance Monitoring and Analytics for Dell EMC Storage using New Relic

by bluemedora_editor on January 12, 2017

When it comes to optimizing your application performance, having the right foundation in place across your IT stack can make all the difference. Issues or bottlenecks with your storage, for instance, can drain your resources and cause performance issues, or even worse, your entire application to crash.

To give you visibility into the performance of your storage devices, Blue Medora today released three new storage plugins for New Relic for Dell EMC VMAX, Dell EMC VNX Block and Dell EMC VNX File. These plugins — which are part of the True Visibility Suite for New Relic from Blue Medora — provide access to hundreds of new metrics, which can extend your monitoring to a deeper level. In this blog post, I’ll cover how these three plugins from Blue Medora can optimize your storage resources and help optimize your performance.

Access to More Metrics

Combined, the four new Dell EMC plugins from Blue Medora offer insight into over 1,200 additional metrics — making it easier to drill down to performance issues and understand the root cause of problems.  

Within the Dell EMC VMAX plugin, for instance, get key insight into metrics like cache hit ratio, I/O operations percent and storage group throughput. Leveraging these metrics, understand whether a storage bottleneck came from your storage controllers or an issue with your cache. In addition, the additional metrics can easily be viewed in at-a-glance dashboards and reports, which are available out-of-the-box or can be customized to meet your system’s unique requirements.

Leverage Intelligent Alerts and Recommendations

Within the Blue Medora plugins for Dell EMC, establish thresholds to receive alerts when there are changes in performance. Along with alerts, receive intelligent recommendations on how to remedy the issue and prevent it from occurring in the future.

For teams, this means less time spent troubleshooting and trying to identify the issue — the ability to use built-in policies to disable alerts for your dev environment and other less-critical resources means you only receive alerts for issues that impact overall performance.  

Dive Deeper with New Relic Insights

Each of the 25+ plugins in the True Visibility Suite from Blue Medora features an integration with New Relic Insights, so you can analyze your metrics at a deeper level. With each of the storage plugins from Dell EMC, for example, use NRQL queries to create key correlations and understand which storage device may be causing performance issues. Rather than manually digging through data, you can create custom dashboards that give you the insight you need to make quick and accurate decisions.

As a result, you can reduce your mean-time-to-innocence, improve troubleshooting and, as a result, drive better performance through your storage workloads and across the entire IT stack.

Learn more about the new Dell EMC Plugins from Blue Medora:

About Blue Medora

Blue Medora creates software that extends the capabilities of New Relic and exposes more elements of your underlying hardware and software solutions to provide you with detailed performance metrics and in-depth analytics across the IT stack.

As a result, you receive comprehensive visibility into your physical and virtual infrastructure for root cause analysis and overall infrastructure management. For more information about the True Visibility Suite for New Relic, visit our website

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