Monitor VMware

VMware is one of the most popular virtualization vendors in the market, sought after by businesses of all scales to setup and deploy virtual servers and VMs. Although their virtualized infrastructure offer a deluge of benefits, they can often be a handful to manage. Without a robust VMware monitoring software, they can run inefficiently and drain your resources. VMware performance monitoring tools have therefore become essential components of IT environments.

As VMware monitoring becomes an important practice in modern IT operations, Businesses require the right set of VMware monitoring tools to keep their VMware infrastructure in check. Monitoring VMware could help with capacity planning and forecasting, controlling VM sprawl and more. A dedicated and comprehensive VMware monitoring tool is exactly what an IT organization needs to improve their VMware network monitoring.

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using over 70 VMware performance monitors

OpManager’s VMware monitoring tool is an in-depth, agentless solution that provides a unified fault management and performance monitoring console for both physical and virtual server infrastructure. In addition to SNMP and WMI monitors, OpManager also leverages VMware APIs to monitor VMware performance more accurately. Moreover, it provides a consolidated VMware dashboard which provides visibility into your VMware environment.

With the new ability within OpManager to monitor our VMware ESXi hosts, we now have a quick portal to check in on our virtual machines/hosts and our physical servers as well, from one simple interface.
- Ryon Brubaker,

Information Systems Manager, Kemba Credit Union Inc.

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.

VMware Reports

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.

VMware events

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.

VMware maps

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.

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Review Role: Program and Portfolio ManagementCompany Size: 500M - 1B USD
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