The use of virtualization platforms such as VMware, KVM and XEN is increasingly popular and creates new opportunities for IT operations, but also introduces new challenges.
The usage of virtualization increases the need of control since potential problems can have serious consequences with several virtual servers located on each physical one. It also creates a more complex dependency structure effecting event correlation, root cause analysis and problem identification for applications and services running on virtual or partially virtually run infrastructure.
op5 Monitor lets you monitor your virtual environment equally to your physical servers and presents the reported data in a easy to understand way so that you can make sense of how your virtual environment is actually performing alongside with your other services.
If you are looking for detailed information on how to monitor virtual environments, please read our How-To documentation, describing how-to monitor different virtual platforms:
Mapping relationships and dependencies
While virtual machines have their own operating systems, resource utilization is often tied to other activities on the same host server. op5 Monitor has the ability to identify VM’s and relate them to the physical servers on which they are running. You can also group services together to visualize dependencies and relationships within the network.
Root cause analysis with multi-level monitoring
op5 Monitor provides control over physical infrastructure such as servers, switches and routers, as well as ip-traffic, applications and the entire virtual infrastructure: Everything from the physical hardware to the virtualization layer (hypervisor) such as VMware, KVM and Xen. The services and applications running on the virtual servers can also be monitored, the results is presented in one unified view.
Overview of Benefits
op5 Monitor is a flexible solution capable of monitoring all levels in a virtual environment. One single view displays all the relevant data from your entire network structure with seamless integration between physical and virtual infrastructure, making sure that you get a unified view of your network
- Monitor VMware, KVM, Xen
- Able to monitor all layers of a virtual environment, from the physical hardware to the vitalization layer (hypervisor) such as VMware, KVM and Xen all the way to the services and applications running on the virtual servers.
- Seamless integration between physical and virtual infrastructure monitoring