Monitoring CloudStack in context with Converged Infrastructure by Mike Turnlund


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CloudStack is a powerful, flexible technology that greatly expands the economic potential for a datacenter. Performance management of CloudStack in context with the rest of the datacenter is critical for quick fault diagnostics, proactive management of bottlenecks and quickly bringing up or tearing down services. Learn how proper tooling can make the difference in running an excellent service versus a problem plagued environment.
Mike is a 25+ year technology veteran with past roles in software engineering, product development, planning, and operations at CA Technologies, Cisco, and AMD. He currently leads a business development team at CA Technologies driving their partnerships in virtualized infrastructure and converged compute environments. Mike is based in Santa Clara, California. His time outside of work is spent with wife and four children, biking, and running triathlons. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  • Monitoring CloudStack in context with Converged Infrastructure by Mike Turnlund

    1. 1. PARTNER LOGO HERE Contextual Monitoring for CloudStack Mike Turnlund CA Technologies
    2. 2. CA Technologies Committed to leading globally CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS PARTNERSHIP CA Nimsoft PARTNER LOGO HERE  One of the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies with $4.5B annual revenue  30+ years managing complex heterogeneous environments, customer satisfaction at all-time high  Market leader in Infrastructure Management targeting world’s largest enterprises  CA acquired Nimsoft targeting emerging enterprises and MSPs in April 2010  First to Full Featured SaaS & Unified IT Management Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved
    3. 3. Stay on top of your infrastructure. It’s not if. It’s when. PARTNER LOGO HERE
    4. 4. Cloud Business Needs Will current monitoring and performance tools work today? How do I monitor a CloudStack environment? How do I keep track of all the moving parts ? (Zones, Pods, Clusters, Hosts, Storage) How can I ensure my SLAs? How do I discover and isolate the cause of performance and availability? How do I manage specifically a CloudStack environment? PARTNER LOGO HERE Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved
    5. 5. The solution CA Nimsoft Monitor for CloudStack WINNER Tracks resource usage by organizations, groups, zones, pods, clusters, hosts & VM instances  Monitors and correlates all virtual and physical elements supporting cloud deployments  Proactive, comprehensive tracking of SLA criteria  Tracks health and performance end-to-end Your own  PARTNER footer Single unified interface including CloudStack LOGO HERE Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved Your Logo
    6. 6. Challenges & opportunities  Offers managed services and Cloud resources as a service to SMBs, Branch Offices with datacenters in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Chicago, and NY  Need end-to-end visibility and monitoring of CloudPlatform, cloud infrastructure including software stacks, virtualization as well as server hardware, storage and network devices  Aggregated views of all data centers Solution  CA Nimsoft Monitor for CloudStack Result  Managed entire cloud infrastructure and offered SLO/SLAs to their customers with multi-tenant visibility, availability and performance of consumed cloud resources while getting operational views of multi-site cloud datacenters delivering the “single pane of glass” PARTNER LOGO HERE Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved
    7. 7. Unified Monitoring and CloudStack Architecture Multi-dimensional Visibility Zone 1 Load Balancer Firewall L3 switch Pod 1 Pod N L2 switch …. Cluster N Secondary Storage …. Cluster 1 Host 1 Host 2 PARTNER LOGO HERE Primary Storage Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved
    8. 8. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack CloudStack Infrastructure Health Dashboard 10
    9. 9. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack Unified Service Manager – Badge View 11
    10. 10. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack Unified Service Manager – SLA View 12
    11. 11. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack Unified Service Manager – Alarm View 13
    12. 12. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack Unified Service Manager – Correlated Metrics Per Resource 14
    13. 13. Sample – CA Nimsoft Dashboards for CloudStack Unified Service Manager – Performance View 15
    14. 14. CloudStack Probe Auto-configuration 16
    15. 15. CloudStack Probe (cont’d) Comprehensive Metrics Data Collection and Flexible Alarm Setup 17
    16. 16. CA Nimsoft Monitor for CloudStack Zone WAN Pods Pods Pods Server and other hw Pods Pods CPU RAM Storage Network A turnkey solution for CloudStack monitoring • Flexible, scalable monitoring • Discovers and monitors all physical and virtual components inside and outside of Citrix CloudPlatform • Auto Configuration for dynamic and real-time workloads • Event correlation and analysis PARTNER LOGO HERE • Customizable, role-based dashboards • Service level and usage optimization reporting • True multi-tenant on-prem or SaaS delivery • Usage-based metering and billing • OOTB Unified Dashboards and run-books Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved.
    17. 17. CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap Program • Free CA Nimsoft product download to install and try out the solution • Includes all the functionality to monitor basic infrastructure PARTNER LOGO HERE
    18. 18. How to get started ᵒFor more information: web content, data sheets ᵒFor free download: ᵒCA and Citrix press release: CA Nimsoft Monitor for CloudStack provides broad coverage, insights and monitoring automation that administrators need to efficiently monitor dynamic infrastructures PARTNER LOGO HERE Copyright © 2013 CA. All rights reserved