Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

Visualize, analyze and optimize your virtual infrastructure

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition offers a single solution for performance monitoring and capacity management of complex VMware ESX and Hyper-Venvironments.

Optimize performance, plan for growth, and allocate costs across virtual, physical, and cloud environments. Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition gives you the holistic insight you need into the health, risk and efficiency of your virtual infrastructure. Reduce operational costs, speed deployments and simplify the complexity of your data center infrastructure with end-to everything visualization. And with virtual network switch support, administrators get full visibility into bottlenecks, network traffic information and bandwidth issues so they can be addressed before customers are impacted.

Features

End-to-everything visualization with vSwitch support

Get a holistic view of your entire virtual infrastructure with vSwitch support for virtual networking. Quickly identify bottlenecks, analyze network traffic at the packet level and expose heavy bandwidth consumers in one place. Experience unmatched visibility into VMware and Hyper-v environments with granular monitoring and management across the virtualization infrastructure stack from the virtual machine down to the physical disk array.

Powerful, patent-pending analytics

Quickly detect baseline operation, identify dynamic thresholds and get intelligent deviation analysis. Find performance bottlenecks and potential issues across your heterogeneous environment in seconds. Quickly pinpoint problems and resolve them at the click of a button. Gain visibility of all running processes to help you quickly determine which ones are impacting virtual machine (VM) performance or which VMs are not using resources effectively.

Resource optimization

Discover powered-off VMs, zombie VMs, abandoned images and unused templates and snapshots throughout your entire virtual infrastructure. Return wasted resources back to your resource pool to save thousands in license fees, disk space, administrator time and server utilization.

Flexible automation

Deploy new VMs into an environment, decommission VMs and remove unnecessary VM files with powerful automation capabilities. Get best-in-class recommendations and see your best options with best practice algorithms that make recommendations and provide you with options. You decide to remediate the advice or set up scenarios to auto remediate.

Smart resource management

Take the guesswork out of capacity management, planning, VM placement and workload allocation. Intelligent analysis and automation capabilities help you predict future hardware resource requirements, reserve capacity for planned VM deployments, and auto-deploy VMs into reserved slots. And with dynamic capacity planning, you can determine how to accommodate future workloads and create “what-if” scenarios to accurately forecast CAPEX requirements.

Chargeback and showback reporting

Simplify the management of the business of the data center and improve the return on investment of your existing IT infrastructure with cost visibility and accountability across virtualization operations. See how groups and workloads are consuming resources with the ability to allocate infrastructure costs. You can also charge back cost centers or external customers with ease with a clear view of resources consumed and their associated costs.

VDI monitoring

Ensure end-user satisfaction with the ability to effectively manage and troubleshoot the performance of your VDI environment. Configure your VMware View environment with easy-to-use wizards and dashboards. You get insightful visibility, including in-depth monitoring of all components for quick resolution of connection server, pools, desktops, ESX servers, or storage problems.

Customizable alerts, dashboards and reports

Real-time dashboards, proactive alerts, and intelligent reporting help you proactively manage SLAs and maximize performance. Experience granular tracking of performance metrics with real-time to any-point-in-time drill-down and trouble-shooting analysis to proactively avoid bottlenecks and performance issues. Get detailed alarms and recommended actions to help you accurately diagnose the root-cause of problems and resolve them fast. Our robust reporting also allows you to plan performance enhancements and understand changes to infrastructure assets.

SLA management

Reduce mean time to resolution and deliver on SLAs with intelligent reporting. Get greater control over your entire virtual environment to prevent performance problems and quickly resolve any issues before they impact user satisfaction. Better align IT with the organization by grouping VMs and components into services, measuring service levels, performing chargebacks and reporting key data to stakeholders. Help administrators better perform their job with role-based views that help set expectations.

Integration with storage, Exchange and Active Directory

Take advantage of optional performance monitoring modules that enable full integration with Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory.

Scalable architecture

Our solution grows with you to support multiple virtual centers, wherever they are located in the world. Easily manage multiple virtual data centers and multiple hypervisors from a single interface to help you understand the entire virtual infrastructure, reduce administration costs and minimize risk. And with third-party integration, you can b ring new efficiencies and awareness to virtualization administrators with third-party system alerts.

Specifications

Operating system
  • Windows Server (2003, 2008 R2, 2012)
  • Linux ( Cent OS, RH Ent, Oracle, SUSE)
  • Solaris
Hardware
  • Foglight Management Server
  • 4 vCPUs
  • 6 GB of memory
  • 120 GB of disk storage
Platform support

VMware: VirtualCenter (VCMS) 2.5.x, vCenter Server 5.5, vSphere up to version 5.5, vCloud 5.5 and View 5.5

Microsoft Hyper-V: Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 or Windows 2012

Integration
  • Microsoft Active Directory performance monitoring
  • Microsoft Exchange performance monitoring
  • Foglight APM
  • Foglight for database performance
  • Foglight for Storage Management
Language supported:
  • US English

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End-to-end visualization

User Perspectives

With end to end visualization you can assess thousands of performance metrics and available capacity across the entire IT stack. You get a true holistic view into Host (CPU, memory, clusters and associated virtual machines), VM, Guest OS and Application. The single view gives you a complete understanding of infrastructure status, including functional tasks such as optimization, capacity planning and chargeback.

End-to-end visualization

User Perspectives

With end to end visualization you can assess thousands of performance metrics and available capacity across the entire IT stack. You get a true holistic view into Host (CPU, memory, clusters and associated virtual machines), VM, Guest OS and Application. The single view gives you a complete understanding of infrastructure status, including functional tasks such as optimization, capacity planning and chargeback.

End-to-end visualization

User Perspectives

With end to end visualization you can assess thousands of performance metrics and available capacity across the entire IT stack. You get a true holistic view into Host (CPU, memory, clusters and associated virtual machines), VM, Guest OS and Application. The single view gives you a complete understanding of infrastructure status, including functional tasks such as optimization, capacity planning and chargeback.

End-to-end visualization

User Perspectives

With end to end visualization you can assess thousands of performance metrics and available capacity across the entire IT stack. You get a true holistic view into Host (CPU, memory, clusters and associated virtual machines), VM, Guest OS and Application. The single view gives you a complete understanding of infrastructure status, including functional tasks such as optimization, capacity planning and chargeback.

Capacity utilization

Capacity utilization

Cluster-based capacity utilization determines remaining virtual machine capacity and monitors capacity thresholds. Also, resource bottleneck identification and recommendation ensures virtual machine availability and recommends minimum resources to operate in comfortable capacity utilization.

Capacity alerts and forecasting

Capacity alerts and forecasting

Predictive capacity alerts determine when capacity growth is at risk while there is still time to proactively manage it. Capacity trending and forecasting techniques project time and resource consumption limits based on historical growth rates to help you plan for future needs.

Workload scenario modeling

Workload scenario modeling

Scenario modeling helps you visualize both virtual and physical workload placement on available hosts. This helps you improve efficiency in virtual infrastructure or move workloads from physical to virtual infrastructure.

Workflow automation

Workflow automation

Automate workflow with an extensible, drag-and-drop workflow engine for automated alarm remediation, custom in-context administration, and third-party solution integration. Also, Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise provides virtual infrastructure management in the context of performance monitoring and capacity management.

Chargeback

Chargeback

Allocate costs to the infrastructure that supports the applications or services that utilize the resources to yield cost improvements gained by infrastructure changes, as well as show back costs to the business.

Historical event analytics

Historical event analytics

Measure performance over a period of time with point-in-time events overlaid to identify the impact of change on performance, allowing you to diagnose problems as a result of change.

Optimization

Optimization

Improve VM density and control OPEX by optimizing CPU utilization, memory, and storage subsystems, as well as reclaiming wasted resources.

Optimization

Optimization

Improve VM density and control OPEX by optimizing CPU utilization, memory, and storage subsystems, as well as reclaiming wasted resources.

Optimization

Optimization

Improve VM density and control OPEX by optimizing CPU utilization, memory, and storage subsystems, as well as reclaiming wasted resources.

Reports and FAQts

Reports and FAQts

Get quick answers to common questions across the virtual environment coupled with hundreds of out-of-the-box report templates available to understand and take action on the virtual infrastructure.

Storage summary

Storage summary

Monitor logical disk usage, growth rates, and physical activity across data stores, including thin provisioning and NFS data stores metrics.

vSwitch support

vSwitch support

With support for Virtual Network Switching (vSwitch), Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise edition delivers deep dive visualization, analysis, and troubleshooting for your virtual infrastructure.