System Assessment

System Assessment provides general assessment tools such as Installation and Upgrade and Risk Assessment checklists. Also, it offers custom reports using data collector such as the License/Deployment report, and the Risk Assessment report, which you can generate against VxExplorer data.

Depending on your specific needs, you can run a general checklist to get a quick view of your system, or you can run a detailed custom report.


General checklists

A general checklist is a quicker alternative to running a custom report. It creates a list of hardware, software, and patch recommendations. A general checklist is useful when:

  • You want to install or upgrade a Veritas enterprise product on a single system.
  • You want a standard list of configuration recommendations.

Types of general checklists

There are two types of general checklists:

  • Installation and Upgrade checklists: This checklist provides recommendations about installing or upgrading your Veritas enterprise product you specify. It lists product installation and upgrade requirements, including memory, disk space, and architecture.
  • Risk Assessment checklists: This checklist provides configuration recommendations based on your Veritas product and platform.


Custom reports using data collectors

Data collector is a software application that gathers the information about systems in your network, and then generates a customer report accordingly. A custom report contains a list of passed and failed checks and their corresponding details.

Types of custom reports

Custom reports are divided into three categories:

License Calculators

The License Calculators page includes the System Performance Value Unit (SPVU) Calculator, Server Tier Lookup and InfoScale Entitlement Calculator.

The SPVU calculator assists you in calculation of the SPVUs for the processor model configuration and helps you with the pricing meter transition.

Supported products for SPVU Calculator:

  • Cluster Server
  • CommandCentral
  • FileStore
  • Storage Foundation family
  • VirtualStore

InfoScale products for Unix may also be licensed by Server Tier. The Server Tier Lookup page helps you in discovering the Server Tier for a specific server model configuration and assists you in the pricing process. Storage Foundation Server Tiers directly map to the same Server Tier for InfoScale.

The InfoScale Entitlement Calculator lets you calculate the cores you need to convert your existing Storage Foundation SPVU or OS Edition tier license entitlement to InfoScale Per Core entitlement. The calculation helps enable compliance analysis for the Per-Core pricing meter of the Veritas InfoScale product family. It also helps you determine the InfoScale product entitlement after the transition to the InfoScale product family.


Run the VxExplorer utility to gather debugging information about systems in your network. You can create new support cases or associate existing support cases to the VxExplorer data, and upload the VxExplorer data to the support SFTP servers for more analysis. You can also run Risk Assessment reports against the VxExplorer data you get.

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