Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition

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Organize virtualization management

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Organize virtualization management

With the single unified VM dashboard in Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, you can easily:

  • Identify hosts and datastores that are running out of capacity
  • Predict performance problems
  • Reserve capacity for planned VM deployments and auto-deploy the VMs into reserved slots
  • Identify optimal VM placements and additional workload capacity
  • Predict hardware resource requirements

Resource optimization

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Resource Optimization

To optimize resources, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition:

  • Identifies VMs and datastores that are using resources inefficiently
  • Recommends correct sizing for VM CPU, memory, and storage
  • Automates VM resizing for CPU and memory
  • Detects data file waste and resolves it automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Performance and health monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, uses analytics to determine the root cause of performance issues in a virtualized environment. When one problem triggers multiple Systems Center or vCenter alerts, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, tracks down the initial issue that caused other problems. It then displays only that virtual object, a description of the problem, the elapsed time during which the alarm has been active, and an actionable remediation step that will resolve the problem.

Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, uses analytics to determine the root cause of performance issues in a virtualized environment. When one problem triggers multiple Systems Center or vCenter alerts, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, tracks down the initial issue that caused other problems. It then displays only that virtual object, a description of the problem, the elapsed time during which the alarm has been active, and an actionable remediation step that will resolve the problem.

Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, produces high-level reports on virtual environment operational data such as performance issue counts, resource usage, storage efficiency and VM density. These reports are available on a customizable timeframe and can be configured to show different areas of infrastructure pertaining to different data centers, hypervisors, business units, applications, or any other grouping.

Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition - Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, produces high-level reports on virtual environment operational data such as performance issue counts, resource usage, storage efficiency and VM density. These reports are available on a customizable timeframe and can be configured to show different areas of infrastructure pertaining to different data centers, hypervisors, business units, applications, or any other grouping.

Heterogeneous virtualization management delivers operational efficiency

  • Visualize virtualization health with easy-to-use VM performance monitoring
  • Deploy optimization techniques across heterogeneous virtualization platforms to reduce OPEX
  • Maximize resource utilization with capacity management and CAPEX scenario modeling
  • Control dynamic virtual environments with change audit trails and management
  • Simplify VM configuration tasks and improve VM to Admin ratios

Overview

Ensure optimal operational efficiency and simplified management of your heterogeneous virtualization infrastructure with Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition (formerly VKernel vOPS Server Standard). Whether you’re a novice or IT pro, you’ll get the virtualization management tools you need to simplify and automate daily configuration tasks. Easy to download, deploy and use — Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition ensures you’ll be up, running and viewing actionable advice in fewer than 30 minutes.

Easy-to-read dashboards and reports provide you with a single-pane-of-glass view into the performance of your heterogeneous virtual environment. While comprehensive capacity and resource utilization tools help improve VM density and reduce operational expenditures. Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition delivers:

  • Simplified performance management
  • Comprehensive capacity and resource utilization management
  • Dynamic change tracking
  • Insightful chargeback and showback reporting

Visualize virtualization health with easy-to-use VM performance monitoring

Go beyond virtual machine performance monitoring and get the expert predictive analytics required to proactively ensure the health and efficiency of your virtual infrastructure. We’ve built years of expertise and best practices into an easy-to-use, out-of-the box solution complete with dashboards, alerts, and reports that provide you with early detection of performance, capacity and configuration issues. Our expert guidance and auto-remediation ensures that potential issues are resolved before business-critical applications and customer satisfaction is impacted.

Deploy optimization techniques across heterogeneous virtualization platforms to reduce OPEX

Confidently implement quality of service (QoS) guarantees, while reducing waste and controlling operating expenses. Properly optimized and configured VMs will provide you with considerable efficiencies and maximize capacity utilization and consolidation ratios without sacrificing performance. Get recommended configuration changes with the option to implement them immediately or automate them by using the scheduling assistant. By automating and scheduling necessary updates for off-hour maintenance windows, you will be able to remain productive and focused on other high-priority projects.

Maximize resource utilization with capacity management and CAPEX scenario modeling

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.

Control dynamic virtual environments with change audit trails and management

Dynamically remediate harmful or unwanted modifications with detailed audit trail tracking and change management. Facilitate performance troubleshooting with a detailed view of all changes within your dynamic virtual environment, including those originating from administrators or directly from vSphere. Easily determine who made what change, when and optionally choose to roll back changes that negatively impact performance.

Simplify VM configuration tasks and improve VM to Admin ratios

Realize the potential cost savings of virtualization with the virtual environment operations management tools you need to automate and enforce the necessary policy controls and governance to prevent VM sprawl. Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition also simplifies daily tasks, allowing you to manage more VMs effectively.

Features

Predictive virtual machine performance monitoring
See everything you need to know across your heterogeneous virtual environment from a single-pane-of-glass-dashboard, including details on resource utilization and associated costs, alarms, and bottlenecks to ensure SLAs are met. Easily pinpoint current and future potential issues across VMware ESX(i), Microsoft Hyper-V, and RHEV hypervisors and drill down into root cause. Resolve issues before application or user is impacted with detailed advice and workflow to immediately execute a resolution. Organize and manage virtual objects with customer business views and create dynamic business views that are rule based.
Actionable optimization to right-size VMs and reclaim resources
Reduce operating expenses (OPEX) while guaranteeing service levels and quality of service with a focus on virtual environment optimization and automation to proactively prevent problems from occurring. Automate the allocation of VM resources to ensure optimal performance of fluctuating workloads. Proactively ensure efficiency and keep application owners happy with expert advice on optimizing VM density, including vCPU, vMemory, and guest storage. Utilize the Wastefinder tool to locate abandoned, powered off, unused templates or snapshots and Zombie VMs, and then select the option to immediately remediate and return wasted resources back to your resource pool.
Advanced capacity management and planning
Control capital expenditures (CAPEX) and ensure ongoing capacity optimization with comprehensive insight into resource utilization across your virtual infrastructure. Easily monitor and access current workload capacity, identify shortfalls, analyze alternative scenarios, and plan for data center growth or additional virtualized workloads. Safely deploy additional VMs by identifying available slots, forecast exhaustion of resources in VMs, and estimate purchasing requirements with the ability to model hardware changes. Capacity management capabilities help you avoid resource constraints and eliminate bottlenecks, while capacity planning provides a clear understanding of the capital expenditures you’ll need based on “what-if” scenario modeling.
Compliant change tracking and management with optional rollback
Continuous compliance with IT policies and regulatory requirements is only possible when enforced with the right virtual environment operations management technology. Gain visibility into configuration changes and easily remediate unwanted or harmful administrator or vSphere changes that may have caused performance issues. Optionally select to roll back changes at the click of a button to remediate performance degradation.
Time-saving configuration management
Enforce proper VM lifecycle management with automation capabilities that help you easily deploy new VMs into an environment, decommission VMs and remove VM files that are unnecessary. Reduce mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) with automated root cause analysis and virtual machine performance remediation workflows.

Specifications

System requirements

Platform
  • 4 CPUs
Memory
  • 8 GB
Hard disk space
  • 64 GB
Virtualization platform
  • VMware ESX 3.0
  • vCenter 2.5 or higher
  • Microsoft SCOM 2007 R2 or higher + SCVMM 2008 R2 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.0 or higher

Detailed requirements

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What's New

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition 7.0

New capacity management and planning functionality helps to drive data center sustainability and reduce power consumption to decrease operating costs and capital expenditures, while improving workload performance. It does this by analyzing existing VM workload requirements against the entire environment and identifying the minimum number of host servers required over time to safely support workloads. Additionally, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition 7.0 offers:

  • Enhanced user interface for a more intuitive approach to capacity management and planning
  • New capacity planning features to prepare for host server refresh, upgrade, or expansion projects by finding the optimum configurations and minimum number of new or existing host servers to maximize VM performance while minimizing server cost, space, and power needs
  • New power minimization feature to reduce costs by determining the minimum number of host servers needed over time to safely run workloads, and estimating potential cost savings by powering down unneeded servers
  • New optimization toautomaticallyadjust virtual machine disk sizes up or down, based on actual use