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January 2009 New England VMUG at Gillette presentation

January 2009 New England VMUG at Gillette presentation

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    Nevmug   Vizioncore V Foglight Jan 2009 Nevmug Vizioncore V Foglight Jan 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • vFoglight Overview Name Title
    • 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
    • Enterprise Clients
    • VMware Recognized
    • Enterprise-Capable: VM Performance Monitoring & Reporting
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Multiple VirtualCenter Management Key Capabilities Summary VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) Web-Based Interface Foglight for VMware VMware VirtualCenter Management Server Single VirtualCenter Implementation
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Vizioncore’s Strategic Solutions • Backup and Recovery: vRanger Pro™ • Performance Monitoring/Reporting: vFoglight™ • Replication: vReplicator™ • P2V/V2V: vConverter™
    • Questions? • Contact us at: www.vizioncore.com sales@vizioncore.com support@vizioncore.com 975 Weiland Road Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-589-2222