Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

Enterprise-class infrastructure and virtualization operations management

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 with Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (formerly vFoglight). With a single-pane-of-glass view into heterogeneous environments, you’ll have dynamic visualization of your entire virtual environment infrastructure and be able to proactively resolve problems before they impact customer and end-user satisfaction. Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition provides more than just virtual environment management and monitoring — it gives you answers, rather than data, to truly simplify virtualized workloads and ensure you realize the cost saving benefits of virtual technology.

 

Features

End-to-everything visualization

A single-pane-of-glass view provides performance metrics from across the IT stack, including virtual, physical, storage, OS and application layers.

  • Heterogeneous hypervisor support – Manage VMware ESX, ESXi, View, vCloud Director and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors from one common console, ensuring consistency across diverse platform environments.
  • Detailed architectural representations – See high-level, graphical displays to highlight problem areas and quickly diagnose and fix problems in the virtual infrastructure.
  • Asset and configuration tracking – Track the movement of VMs and their configuration changes from one physical server to another, helping you correlate the impact those changes have on system performance and availability.
  • Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange monitoring – Detect, diagnose and resolve performance and availability issues that could affect your critical Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure.
  • Storage monitoring – Get visibility from the virtual machine (VM) down to the physical disk spindle to maximize storage infrastructure performance and availability.
  • Physical operating system (OS) monitoring –Monitor memory, CPU, disk I/O and network I/O to help you easily understand key performance and capacity issues in the physical infrastructure and isolate the root cause of problems.
  • VMware vCloud monitoring – Get a vCloud-centric view of the cloud infrastructure created by vCloud by delivering an insightful view into your entire cloud hierarchy and tracking problems from the virtual datacenter perspective down to the VM.

Analytics

Powerful patent-pending analytics allow you to quickly detect baseline operation, identify dynamic thresholds, and get intelligent deviation analysis.

  • Adaptive analytics – Identify intelligent and adaptive metric baselines that learn over time for alarm accuracy.
  • Single-click remediation – Find performance bottlenecks and potential issues across your heterogeneous environment in seconds. Quickly pinpoint the problem and resolve at the click of a button.
  • Guest process investigation – 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.

Optimization

Significantly increase consolidation ratios with improved visibility and analytics that help you effectively manage virtual machine sprawl and reduce OPEX.

  • Right-sizing – Avoid over or under provisioning and improve VM density without impacting performance with expert advice on optimal CPU, memory, and storage requirements.
  • Waste-finding – Discover powered-off VMs, zombie VMs, abandoned images, and unused templates and snapshots throughout your entire virtual infrastructure.
  • Resource reclamation – Implement optimization advice immediately and return wasted resources back to your resource pool to save thousands in license fees, disk space, administrator time, and server utilization.

Automation

Flexible automation allows you to reduce costs, speed deployments, and simplify complexity. User controlled automation puts you in control and improves your productivity and efficiency.

  • VM lifecycle managementDeploy new VMs into an environment, decommission VMs and remove unnecessary VM files  with powerful automation capabilities.
  • User-controlled – 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 setup scenarios to auto remediate.
  • Event remediation –Launch automated workflows when you get an alarm notification for fast remediation of that problem.
  • In-context administration – Perform common VM administration tasks, such as start, stop, and pause – in the context of the objects being viewed. This improves efficiency and saves you time.

Capacity and resource utilization management

Effectively manage the growth of your virtual infrastructure by taking 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. Dynamic capacity planning helps you determine how to accommodate future workloads and allows “what-if” scenario modeling to accurately forecast CAPEX requirements.

  • Scenario modeling – Model both virtual and physical workload placement on available hosts for improving efficiency in virtual infrastructure or moving workloads from physical to virtual infrastructure.
  • Capacity trending, forecasting and alerting – Project time and resource consumption limits based on historical growth rates to help plan for future needs.
  • Resource utilization management – Get performance data and user-defined thresholds at all levels of the virtual infrastructure to help you see and predict how efficiently capacity is used.
  • Workload Migration Modeling – Gain visibility of the movement of a VM from one physical system to another, to help you determine the impact on resources and services.
  • Workload density –Determine remaining virtual machine capacity and monitor capacity thresholds with cluster-based capacity utilization.

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.

  • Cost allocation – See how groups and workloads are consuming resources with the ability to allocate infrastructure costs
  • Cost transparencyCharge 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.

  • Discovery Discover and configure your VMware View environment with easy-to-use wizards and dashboards.
  • Insightful visibility Receive 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. Powerful customization allows you to drill around, explore objects, and drag and drop information.

  • Customizable dashboards 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.
  • Out-of-the Box Alerts with Expert Advice – Get detailed alarms and recommended actions help you accurately diagnose the root-cause of problems and resolve them fast.
  • Reporting –Plan performance enhancements and understand changes to infrastructure assets.

SLA management

Get greater control over your entire virtual environment to prevent performance problems and quickly resolve any issues before they impact user satisfaction.

  • Service management – Better align IT with the organization by grouping VMs and components into services, measuring service levels, performing chargebacks and reporting key data to stakeholders.
  • Role-based views Help administrators do their job better.

Scalability

Scalable architecture grows with you to support multiple virtual centers, wherever they are located in the world. Easily manage multiple virtual data centers, multiple hypervisors and provide customer-scoped views that span 100,000+ virtual machines.

  • Management of multiple virtual centers – See several virtual centers from a single interface to help you understand the entire virtual infrastructure, reduce administration costs and minimize risk.
  • Third-party integration – Bring 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 supportVMware: vCenter Server 4.x, vSphere up to version 5.5, vCloud 5.1 and View 5.1 and 5.2
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

Resources

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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.