The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.
Since Cisco UCS is an integrated, scalable, multichassis platform, a diverse population of applications and servers resides in the environment, and the performance of these applications must be monitored both individually and as a unit. Applications Manager offers monitoring for Cisco UCS environments, where you can monitor and track various KPIs of the applications and the system.
Applications Manager collects real-time Cisco UCS's data to present it in a dashboard that is easy to understand. Monitor response times, resource utilization, faults, processors, and other hardware with Cisco UCS monitoring tools to recognize decline in performance, and identify the reason why your system has deviated from the ideal performance.
You can monitor the following with the Cisco UCS monitor from Applications Manager:
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One of the areas where IT administrators struggle is troubleshooting which can be time-consuming. Applications Manager's fault management system comes with a root-cause analyzer which automatically identifies the root cause of issues, so that you can resolve them faster and with ease.
You can also configure thresholds and anomaly profiles for important parameters, and associate alerts and automated actions—like E-mail or SMS action, which will be performed when the values deviate from standard values—to them. Setting up anomaly profiles can help you identify gradual performance degradation, so you can take action before end users are affected. You can set baseline limits as a percentage of a fixed baseline value or you can opt for "Dynamic baselining" where the data will be compared with the previous week's values.
Applications Manager's Cisco UCS monitoring tool comes with a powerful reporting feature that provides both numerical and graphical representation of key attributes. You'll be able to make informed decisions regarding your Cisco UCS infrastructure using trend analysis, forecast and inventory reports.
With the help of trend analysis reports, you gain insight into the historical performance of various key parameters which you can analyze and compare. Forecast reports use machine learning techniques to help you anticipate the growth and utilization of Cisco servers, so that you can plan your resources accordingly.
In addition to Cisco UCS performance monitoring, Applications Manager also supports: