I am a former Ionix user and recently refreshed my environment with VNX7500's. I no longer use Ionix but was told I am entitled to ProSphere. Do people like this new application? Is it simply Ionix with a new look? How are The reporting capabilities? Are you able to trend application growth as well like Exchange, Oracle, SQL, Vmware ect?
Am I better off with VNX Reports, Solar winds, Aptare?
Thanks in advance!
IONIX was a brand name which covered a lot of products within the SRM and IT OPs space.
ProSphere is easy to deploy and use but it will not give you the trend application growth details you are looking for in the above post.
For Information on what objects ProSphere can discover, provide reports and performance details please review the documentation section of https://support.emc.com/products/15995_ProSphere
Some of the benefits of ProSphere include:
Usefull blog here http://www.vtexan.com/2013/01/08/how-to-install-emc-prosphere/ on deploying 1.7 with screenshots
Videos available on EMC Corp page on youtube which lets you see the look and feel of ProSphere http://www.youtube.com/user/EMCCorp/videos?query=prosphere
VNX Monitoring and Reporting software solution extends Unisphere element manager capabilities by providing unified performance and capacity trending information of VNX storage systems. This solution complements Unisphere's health alerts and Analyzer archive files in order to improve the efficiency of your storage environment https://support.emc.com/products/28885_VNX-Monitoring-&-Reporting
Speak with your EMC account team about Watch4Net https://support.emc.com/products/28924_Watch4net this should have the reporting capabilities for trend application growth for Exchange, Oracle, SQL, Vmware etc....