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GTRI.com Splunk for Vmware APP

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GTRI.com Splunk for Vmware APP

  1. 1. Copyright*©*2012*Splunk*Inc.*Using*the*Splunk*App*for*VMware*Priya*Balakrishnan*Product*MarkeCng,*Splunk*
  2. 2. Legal*NoCces*During*the*course*of*this*presentaCon,*we*may*make*forwardIlooking*statements*regarding*future*events*or*the*expected*performance*of*the*company.*We*cauCon*you*that*such*statements*reflect*our*current*expectaCons*and*esCmates*based*on*factors*currently*known*to*us*and*that*actual*events*or*results*could*differ*materially.*For*important*factors*that*may*cause*actual*results*to*differ*from*those*contained*in*our*forwardIlooking*statements,*please*review*our*filings*with*the*SEC.**The*forwardIlooking*statements*made*in*this*presentaCon*are*being*made*as*of*the*Cme*and*date*of*its*live*presentaCon.**If*reviewed*aTer*its*live*presentaCon,*this*presentaCon*may*not*contain*current*or*accurate*informaCon.***We*do*not*assume*any*obligaCon*to*update*any*forwardIlooking*statements*we*may*make.**In*addiCon,*any*informaCon*about*our*roadmap*outlines*our*general*product*direcCon*and*is*subject*to*change*at*any*Cme*without*noCce.**It*is*for*informaConal*purposes*only*and*shall*not,*be*incorporated*into*any*contract*or*other*commitment.**Splunk*undertakes*no*obligaCon*either*to*develop*the*features*or*funcConality*described*or*to*include*any*such*feature*or*funcConality*in*a*future*release.**SplunkandtheengineformachinedataareregisteredtrademarksortrademarksofSplunkInc.and/oritssubsidiariesand/oraffiliatesintheUnitedStatesand/orotherjurisdic<ons.*Allotherbrandnames,productnamesortrademarksbelongtotheirrespec<veholders.©2012SplunkInc.Allrightsreserved.*2*
  3. 3. AGENDA*Overview*of*the*VMware*App*Architecture*Overview*What*comes*outIofItheIbox*IntegraCons*through*CorrelaCon*–*a*look*at*some*useIcases*PuYng*it*all*together*
  4. 4. Splunk*App*for*VMware*Complete*OperaConal*Visibility*Into*VMware*Environments*•  Collects*and*persists*logs*and*performance*metrics*directly*from*ESX/i*hosts*,*avoiding*the*VC*boleneck*•  Integrates*data*with*VC*topology*informaCon*•  Collects*and*persists*tasks*&*events*from*VC*to*get*complete*visibility*into*acCons*•  PreIbuilt*dashboards*and*views*to*showcase*iniCal*use*cases*APP*OS*VM*VMware*vSphere*VM*Physical*Layer*Servers*Storage* Network*Devices*APP*OS*VMware*vCenter*Server(VC)*
  5. 5. How*It*Works*Splunk*App**for*VMware*>Splunk*AddIon**for*vCenter*>!Splunk**UF/LF*vCenter**server*Provides:*Dashboards,*Views,*Field*ExtracCons*From*ESX/i*Host:*Host*Inventory*/*Hierarchy,*Time,*Performance*,*and*Log*Data*From*VC:*VC*Logs,*Time*Data*Splunk*virtual*FA**for*VMware*>!VMware*Perl*SDK*From*VC:*VC*Inventory*/*Hierarchy,*Tasks,*and*Events*Data***Performance*data*at*20*s*granularity*
  6. 6. ReporCng*OutIofItheIBox*6*Performance*Security*Tasks*and*Events*TroubleshooCng*Inventory*
  7. 7. OpCmize*Performance*and*UClizaCon**"   Challenge*–  Measuring,*reporCng*and*troubleshooCng*on*the*performance*of*the*virtual*environment*"   SoluCon*–  Use*20s*granularity*of*data*to*detect*and*troubleshoot*issues*–  Apply*VMware*thresholdIing*best*pracCces*to*the*data*collected*by*the*App*–  Provide*alerts*when*thresholds*are*exceeded*and*problems*are*detected*–  Measure*performance*against*service*levels**Example:)Applying)VMware)best)prac7ce)thresholds)to)data)collected)from)the)App)to)iden7fy)CPU)ready)7me)and)performance)of)VM)7*VM*CPU*READY*(<=200MS*=*OK,*201I500MS*=*MODERATE,*501I750MS*=*WARNING,*751I1000MS*=*CRITICAL**
  8. 8. Plan*Virtual*Infrastructure*Capacity**"   Challenge*–  Looking*at*just*the*Hypervisor*data*does*not*give*full*visibility*"   SoluCon*–  Gain*perspecCve*on*the*movement*of*VMs*and*reallocate*as*necessary*–  Rate*of*growth*of*the*capacity*–  Reclaim*capacity*by*finding*underuClized*resources*–  Get*alerted*when*datastore*(or*other*resources)*are*nearing*criCcal*thresholds*8*
  9. 9. A*Sample*Query*for*Planning*Memory*9*EXAMPLE*SEARCH*QUERY*–*CORRELATING*HYPERVISOR*DATA*WITH*WMI*DATA*
  10. 10. Visualize*Data*End*to*End*10*"   Combine*mulCple*sources*of*data*"   Determine*resource*contenCons*"   IdenCfy*resource*hogs*"   Trend*weekIoverIweek*usage*of*VM*and*it’s*resources*
  11. 11. Path*to*VirtualizaCon*Visibility*11*Get*plugged*in* Get*on*the*road*Drive*to*the*finish*line*SEARCH)AND)INVESTIGATE)Drill*down*into*raw*data*for*troubleshooCng*and*trend*it*with*historical*performance*to*understand*usage*GAIN)EFFICIENCIES)VIRTUALLY)Build*reports*from*disparate*sources*of*your*IT*stack,*plan*for*capacity…*and*benefit*from*virtualizaCon*OPTIMIZE)IT)SERVICES)Grant*role*based*access,*track*service*levels,*control*tool*proliferaCon*and*gain*operaConal*intelligence*
  12. 12. Get*Started*splunk.com/goto/vmware*12*WHITEPAPER*splunkbase.com*REQUEST*A*DOWNLOAD*vmware@splunk.com*CONTACT*US*splunk.com/goto/vmware*CASE*STUDY*
  13. 13. Other*Relevant*Sessions*at*.conf*13*Session) Descrip7on) Date)/)Time) Room)Best*PracCces*for*deploying*the*Splunk*App*for*VMware*–*strategies*for*success*Join*this*session*to*get*an*understanding*of*strategies*for*success*with*the*Splunk*for*VMware*app*as*well*as*learn*about*upcoming*updates*and*changes*SeptI12*10:30*am*Brea*5*Splunk*for*Citrix*Xen*Products* This*session*will*cover*Splunks*apps*for*Citrix*XenDesktop,*XenServer*and*XenApp.*SeptI12*1:30*pm*Brea*5*Splunking*your*enCre*Technology*Stack*Join*the*Splunk*team*as*they*demonstrate*new*and*upcoming*apps*for*various*pieces*of*your*infrastructure:*Servers*(UCS),*Storage*(NetApp/EMC),*Hypervisors*(XenServer/HyperV)*and*desktop*virtualizaCon*SeptI12*4:15*pm*Brea*5*
  14. 14. QuesCons?*Thank*You!*14*
  15. 15. Backup**15*
  16. 16. 16*Track*any*metric*historically*as*the*VM*moves*from*host*to*host*
  17. 17. 17*View*any*tasks*performed/changes*made*to*the*host*or*vms*
  18. 18. 18*Detailed*host*and*VM*metrics*including*disk*latencies,*IO,*storage*queue*depths..*
  19. 19. Configurable*Capacity*ReporCng*19*Cluster*level/Host*level/VM*level*
  20. 20. Log*Browsing*20*
  21. 21. Datastore*Capacity*ReporCng*21*How*much*storage*is*being*taken*up*by*snapshots?*How*much*are*my*datastores*overIprovisioned*by?*

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