Nevmug Vizioncore V Foglight Jan 2009

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Nevmug Vizioncore V Foglight Jan 2009

  1. 1. vFoglight Overview Name Title
  2. 2. Vizioncore Corporate Overview • Founded in 2002 • Wholly owned by Quest Software as of December 2007 • Chicago-based HQ, Worldwide Sales Channel • Proven – Over 12,500 customers; 2,200 partners worldwide • 200-plus employees worldwide • Providing management functionality for key virtualization platforms • Strong VMware partner
  3. 3. Enterprise Clients
  4. 4. VMware Recognized
  5. 5. Enterprise-Capable: VM Performance Monitoring & Reporting
  6. 6. Fundamental Challenge Understanding the impact of resource sharing CPU Network Multi-Core Processors Shared Connectivity Load Balancing Redundancy Core 4 Resources Memory Disk Sharing Shared storage Fiber, iSCSI, NAS Over-commitment
  7. 7. Virtualization Monitoring Additional Challenges • Clarity to understand each layer of the virtual infrastructure • Expertise to identify a problem and resolve it quickly • Containment of alarm storms • Tracking of VMs • Prevention of future problems • Transparency of costs and use of infrastructure hosts
  8. 8. Clarity To see what you need to quickly and easily • Existing tools show data in many tabs • Alarming is simplistic and doesn’t show trends • Management frameworks require multiple management servers – Administering servers independently – Missing “single pane of glass” virtualization data views – Struggling to compare metrics, virtual infrastructure layers
  9. 9. Expertise To manage new and different technology • No context around virtualization metrics • Expert advice not given • Virtual machine metrics inaccurate – Hypervisor has dynamic resource scheduling – Live migrations to alternate hardware – Timekeeping issues inside virtual machines
  10. 10. Containment Of alarm storms and information overload The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. • Host issues could impact virtual machines • Host issues alarm when issue detected • Each VM on host raises its own alarm • One single issue can escalate to many – Complicates root-cause analysis and resolution – Makes problem appear more significant that it is
  11. 11. Tracking To know what happened and why The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. • VMs moving across hosts due to Live Migration and High Availability technologies • Could move to more/less powerful systems – May impact overall VM performance • Migrations impact resource prioritization • Need to track migrations to assist with root cause analysis • Required to meet government regulations
  12. 12. Prevention Of future problems The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. • Impact analysis prior to migration – For all “Core 4 Resources” – Understand growth trends • Ensure service levels are maintained • Understand “Best Practice” configurations and patterns • Starting to move toward the fluid datacenter – Predictive – Automated
  13. 13. Transparency Of infrastructure costs • Multiple groups and workloads consume resources in the physical and virtual infrastructures • Allocating costs for the use of infrastructure hosts or groups of hosts is a complex challenge –2 • IT management and business stakeholders need transparency to utilization and costs
  14. 14. Summary Addressing the Challenges of Monitoring a Virtual Infrastructure Clarity Containment Expertise The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Tracking Prevention Transparency
  15. 15. vFoglight Overview Best-in-class virtualization monitoring to: • Manage the relationships and interactions between all the components in the virtual infrastructure: • Detect, diagnose and resolve incidents and problems • Ensure performance and availability • Perform capacity planning • Manage chargeback processes
  16. 16. vFoglight – Key Benefits • Understanding the relationships and interactions of all the components in the virtual infrastructure • Quickly determining the root-cause of an incident or problem • Tracking movement of virtual machines and understanding their resource impact • Containing alarm storms from virtual machines and physical servers • Identifying contention for resources between and within virtual machines • Allocating costs for the use of infrastructure hosts or groups of hosts, both physical and virtual
  17. 17. Detailed Architectural Representations Understand the virtual infrastructure in a single view • Datacenters, datastores, clusters, resource pools, hosts, VMs • Clear, high-level visual representations which include color coding and movements • Focuses attention on problem areas to quickly identify problems/speed diagnosis
  18. 18. Out-of-the-Box Alerts with Expert Advice Detailed Alarms with Recognized Industry Expertise • 4 Alarm Types • Best Practices • Future Predictions • Deviations from Normal Activity • Specific Operational Problems • Accurately diagnose the root- cause of incidents and problems • Speed MTTR
  19. 19. Asset and Configuration Tracking Track VMs and Changes to Their Configurations • Correlate the impact those changes have on performance and availability • Understand what happened and when to more accurately identify impacts on the virtual infrastructure, applications and services
  20. 20. Workload Migration Modeling Show Resource Impact • Review impact of moving VMs from one physical system to another • Determine if planned moves will have unfavorable impact
  21. 21. Service Level Management The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Group VMs and Infrastructure Components into Services • Use services to record status and availability • Perform Chargeback • Report KPIs, SLOs and SLAs • Better align IT and the business
  22. 22. Resource Utilization Management Group VMs and Infrastructure The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Components into Services • Use services to record status and availability • Perform Chargeback VM and ESX Host Inventory Report • Report KPIs, SLOs and SLAs • Better align IT and the The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. business VM Inventory Report
  23. 23. Resource Utilization Management The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. VM Inventory Report
  24. 24. Multiple Virtual Center Management The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Visualize Multiple Virtual Centers Using a Single Screen • Proactively understand the infrastructure • Reduce administration costs • Minimize risks • Ideal for large infrastructures
  25. 25. Multiple VirtualCenter Management Key Capabilities Summary VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) Web-Based Interface Foglight for VMware VMware VirtualCenter Management Server Single VirtualCenter Implementation
  26. 26. Multiple VirtualCenter Management (CONTINUED) Key Capabilities Summary VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) Web-Based Interface VMware VirtualCenter Management Server (1) VMware VirtualCenter Foglight for VMware Management Server (2) VMware VirtualCenter Management Server Multiple VirtualCenter VMware VirtualCenter Implementation Management Server (N)
  27. 27. Reporting Provides out-of-the-box reports • Major Types • Capacity • Performance • Asset Tracking • Provisioning Trends • Infrastructure Events • Actionable Information • Current and available capacity • VMs requiring attention • Performance/Availability Enhancements • Changes to Assets
  28. 28. Chargeback Allocate costs for the use of infrastructure • Indicate what groups and workloads are consuming resources • Chargeback fro both virtual and physical hosts • Uses industry-standard Chargeback models • Provides costs transparency to IT and business stakeholders
  29. 29. Guest Process Investigation Drill-down into the processes running within VMs • Understand internal performance • Identify which VMs are impacting performance • Determine which VMs are utilizing resources ineffectively
  30. 30. Physical Platform Monitoring Extend Visibility • Indicate what groups and workloads are consuming resources • Chargeback fro both virtual and physical hosts • Uses industry-standard Chargeback models • Provides costs transparency to IT and business stakeholders
  31. 31. General Purpose Monitoring General Purpose Monitoring • Extends monitoring to infrastructure and application components not covered by specific agents • Increase coverage of the infrastructure and applications
  32. 32. vFoglight: Improve Capacity Planning • Predict Resource Failure • Use predictive alarms to raise alerts for future failures (e.g. X many days to datastore is full); Shown graphically as well • Model a VM move before it is initiated • Workload Migration Modeler shows the impacts of a potential move of a VM on the four core resources (e.g. CPU, Memory, Disk, Network) • Ensure VM workloads can fit within the resource constraints of the environment • Track VM Counts at Different Levels of the Infrastructure • VirtualCenter, Data Center, Cluster and Host • Trend over time and even set alarms (e.g. weekly threshold for # of VMs added) • Monitor, trend and alarm on abnormal growth trends to better understand VM sprawl
  33. 33. vFoglight: Ensure Performance • Reduce Recovery Time • Reduces the mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) for incidents and problems by 75% or more • Increase IT Productivity • Focus key IT resources on adding value and optimizing infrastructure performance versus spending time on problem diagnosis and resolution • Minimize Business Impact • Ensure performance of the virtual infrastructure while minimizing the impact on applications, end users and the business
  34. 34. vFoglight: Allocate Utilization Costs • Summarize what groups or workloads are consuming resources • Allocate costs for use of infrastructure to hosts or groups of hosts, both physical and virtual • Recoup costs for providing IT support to the business • Equitable and proportionate based on utilization
  35. 35. Vizioncore’s Strategic Solutions • Backup and Recovery: vRanger Pro™ • Performance Monitoring/Reporting: vFoglight™ • Replication: vReplicator™ • P2V/V2V: vConverter™
  36. 36. Questions? • Contact us at: www.vizioncore.com sales@vizioncore.com support@vizioncore.com 975 Weiland Road Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-589-2222

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