The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 25, 2016

It seems like everyone has finished their Kscope presentations but me…as this was the busiest week I’ve encountered since I started doing my week in review. Patches and Updates: On-Prem: The Planning 11.1.2.4.005 patch has been released.  This includes a laundry list bug fixes.  We’ve waited a while for this one… The FR 11.1.2.4.702 patch…

Brian @ Kscope16

It’s that time of year again…Kscope!  Unfortunately, Kscope always occurs during my busy season.  As a result, much like last year, this will be a very quick in and out trip.  I’ll be there Tuesday, June 28th only.  Luckily, both of my presentations happen to be on that day, so it worked out nicely for…

My First FreeNAS Build

As my lab has grown over the years, so have my storage needs.  Today I have an array dedicated to backing up files.  That array consists of twelve (12) 2TB drives configured in a RAID 6 array.  This gives me roughly 18.1 TB of storage.  That sounds like a ton of storage.  Unfortunately, I’ve run…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 18, 2016

This week was again on the slower side.  Opal tried to make up for it all on her own… Patches and Updates: Notta… New Blog Posts: This week I continued my Essbase performance series with another set of baseline benchmarks.  After Kscope I’ll be able to dedicate a lot more time to continuing this series….

Essbase Performance Series: Part 3 – Local Storage Baseline (Anvil)

Welcome to part three of a series that will have a lot of parts.  In our we took a look at our test results using the CrystalDiskMark synthetic benchmark.  Today we’ll be looking at the test results using a synthetic benchmark tool named Anvil.  As we said in part two, the idea here is to see…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 11, 2016

This was a really, really slow week for blogging.  It’s almost like something is happening that is occupying everyone’s time.  Drop me a line if you know what’s going on. Patches and Updates: I mentioned last that Essbase 11.1.2.4.010 had been released.  It finally made its way to the Proactive Support Blog. HPCM 11.1.2.4.121 has…

Essbase Performance Series: Part 2 – Local Storage Baseline (CDM)

Welcome to part two of a series that will have a lot of parts.  In our introduction post, we covered what we plan to do in this series at a high level.  In this post, we’ll get a look at some synthetic benchmarks for our various local storage options.  The idea here is to see first…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 4, 2016

Patches and Updates: Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System Version 7 has been released.  The new Dodeca Excel Add-In comes long for the ride. Smart View 11.1.2.5.600 is finally out!  It has a long list of changes.  If only the PBCS update was here to make the most of it… New Blog Posts: John Goodwin gives us…