VMware Server Monitoring
Monitor VMware servers right away with minimal configuration
OpManager's VMware monitor needs minimal set up time or configuration to start monitoring VMware performance. Once you provide the ESX server host name and the right credentials, OpManager auto discovers VMs and datastores and adds them to your virtual inventory. Alternatively, you could also discover and add hosts, VMs, and datastores from your vCentre.
VMware Performance Monitoring
Be alerted when resource consumption crosses critical thresholds
OpManager's VMware performance monitoring features allow you to monitor VMware real-time performance metrics as well as historical data. Over 30 metrics are pre-configured with set thresholds to monitor VMware performance and availability, once you assign the notification profiles, you'll be notified of any abnormalities in these metrics. Notification profiles can push alerts though SMS, emails, webhooks etc. You can also set up auto-remediation measures using custom scripts, for example- restart a Windows service in the VM instance when the CPU allocated cross 90%.
ESX server monitoring
Track the resource utilization of your ESX servers
You can identify and track ESX servers based on their resource utilization for proper visibility and focus into the operations of unhealthy servers. OpManager's VMware monitoring software displays top hosts based on resources like CPU consumption, swap memory consumption, etc. Administrators can then drill down into individual ESX server dashboards to further investigate resource utilization for the VM inventory. The ‘recent alarms’ and ‘history reports’ found on the same snapshot page allows quick troubleshooting. For instance, an alarm on high CPU utilization leads to the reports showing which core CPU peaked and which VM contributed most at that time.
Prevent VM sprawl
Identify resource hungry VMs and eliminate VM sprawl
OpManager's virtual machine monitoring capabilities help administrators monitor VMware infrastructure to quickly identify problematic VMs through the ‘top VM’ lists and then drill down to identify the offending process or application that is affecting application performance. OpManager's VMware infrastructure monitoring tool has more than 70 VMware monitors such as CPU Wait/ Ready, Memory Balloon/ Shared/ Swapped/ Overhead etc. OpManager ensures identification and elimination of potential VM problems. Learn 5 actionable tips to prevent virtual machine sprawl.
Get over 70 built-in reports on VMware infrastructure performance
OpManager's VMware server monitoring tool has over 70 out-of-the-box reports on CPU, memory, disk , network utilization and other VMware performance metrics for hosts and VMs. These reports can be exported in pdf and xls format and come handy in troubleshooting utilization spikes(try the CPU utilization per VM report alongside CPU ready time reports), identifying resource utilization trends and in making the right capacity addition decisions. All the ‘top reports’ can be scheduled and automatically emailed to desired recipients.
Get updates about the events in your VMware environment
Be alerted of the events happening across your VMware vCenter, clusters, ESX hosts, and VMs. This includes events like VM migration, relocation, host addition, removal, and more. OpManager has around 24 events preconfigured for instant VMware Performance Monitoring with options to add more events. All you have to do is to configure the severity of each events and OpManager will do the rest.
Map virtual hosts, devices, and relationships
Virtual maps plot virtual hosts, VMs and the relationships between them to provide deep visibility into virtual environments. This brings about multiple advantages: You can track all the VMs running in your network, identify dependencies, and visualize the logical flow between your servers. OpManager can map hosts to VMs, hosts to the network, hosts to datastores, VMs to the network, and VMs to the datastores.
OpManager's VMware management tool also helps monitor your vSphere environment proactively, and ensures that you obtain the best performance out of your network. Visit our page on vSphere monitoring to know more on how OpManager can help you monitor your vSphere environment.
FAQs for Vmware monitoring
What is VMware monitoring?+
VMware monitoring involves checking the status of VMware's virtualized infrastructure. This could refer to VMware performance monitoring where performance metrics like CPU and memory utilization is measured for hosts as well as for all the VMs. In VMware availability monitoring, virtual server availability is measured. Other kinds of monitoring include process monitoring, service monitoring, log monitoring, and monitoring Vmware events.
What are the benefits of monitoring VMware?+
Monitoring VMware lets you know of resource utilization by hosts and VMs. Unmonitored, your system resources could be over-utilized by rogue VMs. Hosts or VMs that hosts important services could also have limited resources at their disposal. Moreover, virtual servers could host important customer facing websites or applications that would need constant monitoring to run at optimal levels.
How to monitor VMware performance?+
You can monitor the performance of your VMware systems by measuring certain metrics. These performance metrics indicate the state of system resources like CPU, memory, and Disk. The value of these metrics give us an idea about the performance of the hosts as well as the individual VMs. The most commonly measured metrics include CPU utilization, memory utilization, free memory, process count etc. These monitors would differ depending on the virtualization vendor. Therefore, VMware performance monitoring is best done using specialized monitoring tools. Network monitoring tools like OpManager can monitor VMware performance accurately.
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