ARC is Getting Smarter!
Today, we're excited to announce the release of Movere Smart ARC bots! Until now, Movere ARC bots leveraged a series of safety checks designed to gracefully exit from an ARC Scan if required source data or systems resources were unavailable. However, despite scanning millions of devices and monitoring billions of processors, we’ve encountered systems which can only enumerate one process every 5-15 seconds.
To account for unpredictable systems behavior described above, we’re introducing Movere Smart ARC bots! Smart ARC bots learn and adapt to the device they are scanning. If device is running hot or simply too slow, Movere will capture macro-level performance metrics, and will skip details such as process level CPU, RAM, Path and Version. This way, Movere can still assess a device’s Actual Resource Consumption (ARC), and size it for the cloud. If you're wondering how this data looks like, just filter for Process = “Non-idle”:
Additionally, we’re also excited to introduce Movere ARC Bot customization. Until now, Movere ARC Bots have been pre-configured to return several performance-related elements including CPU utilization, memory utilization, storage performance, network throughput, SQL performance and Windows Events. We’ve also added the ability to disable one or more of these elements. For example, a customer not requiring event or SQL performance data can disable these modules, while still being able to assess system performance and size for the cloud. It’s important to note that moving forward, the Windows Events and SQL modules will be disabled, while logging will be enabled by default. As always, any ARC configuration can be adjusted to meet the customer’s specific needs.
Sizing for the Cloud (Storage)
We are also updating our logic that deals with VM profiles and storage types for all existing customers. We are implementing a similar algorithm to the one we’ve been using for CPU and RAM when calculating the distribution of IOPS and Throughput. Going forward, all storage drives will be sized using 3 Standard Deviations from the Mean instead of Max. This will enable us to exclude spikes and have 99.7% confidence in the recommended Storage Type (Premium vs. Standard).
If you want to see how this data looks, navigate to the ARC\Landscape\Device IOPS Summary page and wonder at the power of statistics (and cool graphs…):
Other Bug fixes and Updates:
Movere Console 220.127.116.11 (including Windows ARC 18.104.22.168 and Linux Bot 22.214.171.124)
- Virtual Clusters with comma (,) in the name were not previously returned in VCSA scans.
- ARC Bots (Windows and Linux) now collect RAM as % in addition to MB.
- We now support custom port for ESXi extracts (via editing the Movere Service config)
- ARC Storage Summary page is now editable.
- ARC Device IOPS Summary now shows Standard Deviation instead of Max IOPS and Throughput.
- Netstat and SQL DB connections pages now include foreign device Tag as a dropdown option.
- ARC Summary view no longer includes the Windows Events count. Use the ARC\Events\Event Log page instead.
- 'Host Licensed' option is now available for bulk update for IO\Microsoft Licenses\Windows Server.