For decades, memory management was limited to capacity and utilization monitoring. The advent of composable memory – software-defined capacity, performance, and availability – has created the need for greater visibility into memory resources.
MemVerge has responded by developing “MemoryViewer,” a Linux-based software designed to help system admins plan the lowest cost and highest performance memory configurations in support of modern workloads, as well as optimize and troubleshoot memory usage in running servers.
MemVerge MemoryViewer Overview
Memory topology and performance ensure configuration accuracy
Servers are often equipped with heterogeneous memory hardware, such as Intel Optane Pmem. The DIMM layout and BIOS configurations on these servers can be complex and confusing. With its intuitive graphical interface, MemoryViewer provides a real-time view of the memory configuration as well as the bandwidth of each type of memory hardware.
Memory Heatmap helps plan best DRAM & PMem mix
Many apps require large amounts of memory. However, they are often processing a tiny fraction of the data in memory at one time, leaving most of the reserved memory “cold.” These apps are prime candidates to take advantage of memory tiering where the cold data can be stored in lower cost PMem. This approach will save 30-40% in hardware cost with no impact on app performance. The Memory Heatmap displays the memory usage patterns and with this insight, system admins can identify opportunities to optimize the memory configurations that best support their workloads.
Ease of Installation and Use
MemoryViewer software is available in RPM or Debian (DEB) packages, and installation on your Linux system is straightforward. It supports both a self-explanatory GUI and CLI.
Analyze App Memory Usage Patterns to help optimize
Shows what’s in DIMM slots & BIOS to assist configuration
There are strict guidelines for where and how many DRAM and PMem DIMMs can be configured. There are also guidelines for BIOS settings that must be met. MemoryViewer allows sys admins to easily see if their system is configured correctly.
Visual information useful for troubleshooting quickly
Watch the MemoryViewer Demo Video
Help us Shape the Future of MemoryViewer
You are invited to give us feedback about:
- Memory visibility problems you’re experiencing and would like solved
- Features you would like to see in MemoryViewer
- Code that you would like to contribute to MemoryViewer
- Your experience using MemoryViewer
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We are happy to provide you a full demo so that you can see the capabilities of the MemVerge solution. Once we receive your request, we will schedule a convenient time for your live demo.