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EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.1.1 is now available!

Todd Jolley

Todd Jolley

Todd Jolley

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Announcing EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.1.1

InsightIQ allows you to monitor and analyze the performance and file systems on your Isilon OneFS cluster. InsightIQ provides powerful tools to help you maximize performance, optimize applications, and accurately forecast future storage needs.

New Features and enhancements in InsightIQ 4.1.1

The following are just some of the new features included in InsightIQ 4.1.1. For details and the complete list of new features and enhancements, see the InsightIQ 4.1.1 Release Notes. You’ll need to log in to EMC Online Support to access release notes.

Upgrade enhancements

Upgrading InsightIQ just got easier!  You can now upgrade from InsightIQ 3.2 and later directly to InsightIQ 4.1.1.

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Jobs and Services Performance report

The new Jobs and Services Performance report displays all jobs and services on the OneFS cluster and how they are affecting cluster performance.

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LDAP Authentication tab

The new LDAP authentication tab in the web user interface allows you to point your InsightIQ instance to an LDAP server for authentication.

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But wait, there’s more:

  • You can monitor and predict usage of Isilon storage clusters. Prediction is based on the rate of growth of capacity usage over time and extrapolated to identify when the capacity reaches 90%.
  • You can take advantage of the enhanced dashboard, including at-a-glance infographics that provide current health, status, and operations information for your monitored cluster.
  • You can easily monitor IPv6 data breakouts. InsightIQ reports IPv6 breakouts as separate clients instead of presenting them as one big generic IPv6 client group.
  • You can optionally communicate telemetry data to EMC through EMC Secure Remote Support.
  • InsightIQ 4.1.1 is fully compatible with OneFS 8.0.1 and IsilonSD Edge.
  • InsightIQ 4.1.1 is available as a free licensed product, which means that you can get community support through the EMC Community Network (ECN) Isilon Community.The new LDAP authentication tab in the web user interface allows you to point your InsightIQ instance to an LDAP server for authentication.

More information

To learn more, check out the InsightIQ Info Hub. There you’ll find a collection of InsightIQ-related information, including release notes, guides, videos, and links to EMC Community Network (ECN) blog posts and discussions.

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Let us know what you think. If you have feedback for us about this or any other Isilon technical content, email us at mailto:docfeedback@emc.com. And thank you!

Announcing EMC Isilon OneFS 8.0.1

Risa Galant

Risa Galant

Principal Technical Writer at EMC Isilon Storage Division
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Announcing EMC Isilon OneFS 8.0.1

It’s here! The EMC Isilon OneFS 8.0.1 release has some great new and updated features that provide benefits on both the hardware and software sides, from security enhancements to upgrade improvements. Read on to find out more.

New Features and enhancements in OneFS 8.0.1

The following are just some of the new features included in OneFS 8.0.1. For details and the complete list of new features and enhancements, see the OneFS 8.0.1 Release Notes. You’ll need to log in to EMC Online Support to access release notes.

Security enhancements

  • CloudPools proxy support means that you can configure CloudPools to route data coming from or going to a public cloud provider through a proxy server. CloudPools works with proxy servers running the SOCKS v4, SOCKS v5, or HTTP protocol. Note that SOCKS v4 does not support authentication.
  • SyncIQ now supports failover and failback of SmartLock compliance mode domains containing protected WORM (write-once-read-many) files. After successful replication and failover, you can continue to work in SmartLock compliance mode domains on the target cluster, adding new files and committing them to a WORM state. When failing back to the original cluster, SyncIQ ensures that WORM files are appropriately replicated back to the SmartLock compliance mode domain.
  • Several new CLI commands were added to support using Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates to enhance communication security over a network.

HDFS

  • HDFS Ranger integration means that you can use Apache Ranger for security management.
  • HDFS Wire Encryption enables OneFS to encrypt data transmitted between OneFS and HDFS in order to meet regulatory requirements.
  • HDFS Ambari Metrics and Reporting Integration enables the use of Ambari metrics to report on the OneFS cluster.

Authentication

  • OneFS 8.0.1 includes new LDAP configuration templates. The templates provide pre-selected attributes for different LDAP configurations to make creating and modifying LDAP providers easier.  OneFS 8.0.1 includes a default LDAP configuration template as well as templates for RFC 2307, Active Directory Identity Management for UNIX (AD-IDMU), and LDAP for Samba (LDAPSAM).
  • Security identifier (SID) history preserves the membership and access rights of users and groups during an Active Directory domain migration. This ensures that users and groups retain the same access rights and privileges in the new domain that they had in the previous domain.

Data transfer

  • If you are using Avamar as your data management application, you can set a preferred IP connection for a three-way NDMP data transfer operation. You can specify, modify, list, or view preferred IP settings through the isi ndmp settings preferred-ips command.  Currently, there is no Web administration interface available for this feature.

User interface enhancements

  • Enhanced user interface controls were added to assist OneFS administrators with navigating long lists of SMB share and NFS export names.

Migration

  • The Isilon data migration tools now support the non-disruptive upgrade (NDU) cluster upgrade process.
  • OneFS 8.0.1 enhances support for incremental migrations. You can continue to perform incremental migrations from the NetApp and VNX filers after upgrading your cluster to the latest version of OneFS, so you don’t have to restart migrations that are incomplete.

Storage Efficiency for Healthcare PACS workloads

  • The Storage Efficiency for Healthcare PACS feature offers improved storage efficiency for storing small files for Healthcare PACS archive workloads. To find out more, contact your Isilon sales representative.

Upgrading to OneFS 8.0.1

If you want to upgrade to this new release, explore your upgrade options by reviewing the Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide. Then, prepare for the upgrade process by reviewing the following:

When you’re ready to upgrade, download the OneFS 8.0.1 installation file from the Download section of the EMC Online Support site.

More information

For more technical information about all of the new OneFS 8.0.1 features and enhancements, refer to the following documents:

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Announcing EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.0

Risa Galant

Risa Galant

Principal Technical Writer at EMC Isilon Storage Division
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We’re on a roll!  EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.0 is available now. If your mission includes monitoring and analyzing the performance and file systems of Isilon clusters, InsightIQ is your hero.  It provides powerful performance monitoring and reporting tools to help you maximize the performance of your EMC Isilon scale-out storage system. InsightIQ includes innovative, advanced analytics to optimize applications, correlate workflow and network events, and accurately forecast future storage needs.

InsightIQ 4.0 Cool New Features

You can use InsightIQ to check that your cluster is operating at peak performance, compare changes in performance across metrics such as network traffic, client activity, and CPU usage, correlate critical cluster events with performance changes, determine how workflows, software, and systems affect cluster performance over time, create reports to help identify performance bottlenecks or to validate a theory, and more.  And of course, InsightIQ 4.0 is fully compatible with OneFS 8.0.0.0 and IsilonSD Edge, right down to InsightIQ cleverly leveraging the benefits of the redesigned OneFS 8.0.0 File System Analytics job. And InsightIQ 4.0 is now available as a $0 licensed product, which means that you can get community support through the EMC Community Network (ECN) Isilon Community.

But wait, there’s more:

  • You can monitor and predict usage of Isilon storage clusters. Prediction is based on the rate of growth of capacity usage over time and extrapolated to identify when the capacity reaches 90%.
  • You can take advantage of the enhanced dashboard, including at-a-glance infographics that provide current health, status, and operations information for your monitored cluster:
IIQ4 dashboard

InsightIQ 4.0’s enhanced dashboard infographics display current health, status, and operations information. (Click for larger image.)

  • You can easily monitor IPv6 data breakouts. InsightIQ 4.0 reports IPv6 breakouts as separate clients instead of presenting them as one big generic IPv6 client group.
  • You can optionally communicate telemetry data to EMC through EMC Secure Remote Support.

More information

To learn more, check out the InsightIQ Info Hub. There you’ll find a fascinating collection of InsightIQ-related information, including release notes, user and installation guides, videos, and links to EMC Community Network (ECN) blog posts and discussions.

Let us know!

Let us know what you think. If you have feedback for us about this or any other Isilon technical content, email us at mailto:isicontent@emc.com. And thank you!