Vanilla 5 – New Features 7 – Hypervision

Dear Readers,

Hypervision is not really a new feature, as it’s part of our commercial offer since 2012.But it’s worth remining its existence, especially with rapid emergence of cluster of Vanilla servers in private clouds.

Since 2012, many customers have chosen Hypervision to manage their Vanilla platform, usually with multiples servers (Etl & WorkFlow server, Bi server, Reporting and Olap Server), and feedback on Hypervision usage is just crazy nice, as the package does its job, and do it very well !

With Vanilla 5, Hypervision has been upgraded to support the lastest technical & interfaces features (Osgi Api upgrade, new features interfaces). As a reminder, please find below some key features of the package. What is interesting to notice is those screenshots have been sent by Bpm-Conseil integration team, as they are using Hypervision on a daily basis to manage some customer platform.

Cluster Configuration & Visualization

Cluster Configuration

Cluster Configuration

Cluster Architecture Visualization

Cluster Architecture Visualization

Package Management & Deployment between servers (dev & prod)

Package Deployment

Package Deployment

Report & ETL process Management, log Analysis

Report Monitoring

Report Monitoring

ETL Monitoring

ETL Monitoring

Log Analysis

Log Analysis

Function to stress cluster of servers

Stress Scenario

Stress Scenario

Olap Cache Management

Olap Model Management

Olap Model Management

Olap Cache Management

Olap Cache Management

There is no package like Hypervision when it comes to monitor cluster of servers ! Vanilla Hypervision stands in this list of awesome package we provide to Admin team to help them in their daily job, managing process, configuration, testing & stressing cluster, clearing & refreshing caches, etc … once you start using Hypervision, you can’t stop using it !

Have Fun !

Patrick

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Vanilla 4.4 – Hypervision

Dear Readers,

There is a lot to write about Vanilla Hypervision, our module to manage farm of Vanilla servers. I hope soon we will finish a complete documentation about this software, as its importance Inside the Vanilla Platform is growing every day.

Hypervision deployment started almost 2 years ago, and even the product is still confidential, users (generally administrator for Vanilla servers) are happy with the features Hypervision provides : management of cluster of Vanilla servers, tuning of Vanilla services (basically thread management & java setting), deployment of cache between servers (for Olap cubes), performance analysis & stress tests of servers are some of the available features.

We just got an upgrade for Hypervision 4.4 that focus on user interface, to make it less technical and easier to play with. The strength of the products are already there since its first version, so our objective is to speed up the deployment of Hypervision, along with the growth of the number of large Customers (Customers with hundred of concurrent end users, usually with more than 2 Vanilla servers).

Except for Olap performance management and services stress tests, it’s true your need for hypervision are limited if you have only 1 Vanilla server … but review your approach of your Bi Platform architecture and usage, and think about your number of users, and how you manage your servers … this should lead you to considere Hypervision as a reliable option for your next Bi project

Have Fun !

Patrick

Vanilla Audit & Performance – Hypervision Features (Part 3)

Dear Reader,

Last post of a serie about Auditing Vanilla Requests, using Hypervision to analyse FreeMetadata requests and Mdx Requests sent to UnitedOlap engine (by the way, I will post later on Vanilla Platform process Audit)

After connecting to your Vanilla server with Hypervision, you have the following interface where you have specific PlugIn to analyse your performance

Hypervision interface

Running the FreeMetadata Requests Analysis (item 1) will display this interface – with a filter on date to reduce the number of entries – where you can view the convert sql statment issued against the database (understanding the document is based on a Metadata datasource).

You can even detect some errors in the generated sql statment : this can occurs when you burst a report with groups that are not allowed on the document, when you have an issue in your filter strategy (you forget to set a where clause) or if your database has changed and a column is not available anymore). For each item, you can view which group ran the request and how much times it took to get the result from database.

FreeMetadata Requests Analysis

 

The second interface (item 2 from main Hypervision interface) is about UnitedOlap requests performance. A simple screenshot is worth than thousand words : you can select your cube, and from the cube you can view the most popular requests and see the response time evolution (outside cache strategy)

UnitedOlap Requests Analysis

Running analysis makes sense only if you can manage the potential issues. Using the Vanilla Admin interface, Bi developer and Admin person can enhance the Metadata document to improve sql statment, modify some join path with additional aggregate tables or even play with the cache manager to pre-cache the most popular dataset or datagrid.

Vanilla Analysis features is a must, look around in your commercial experience … and think about a move to Vanilla, its time now !

Have Fun !

Patrick