ManageEngine Applications Manager provides comprehensive performance metrics to monitor your VMware ESX/ESXi servers and their guest virtual machines, and helps you ensure they are performing well at all times.
Applications Manager connects with VMware ESX/ESXi servers through standard APIs and determines the health status as well as the performance of the host servers and their corresponding virtual machines. It provides a single console to monitor physical, virtual and cloud components of your IT infrastructure.
IT administrators can use Applications Manager to discover their entire virtual infrastructure and automatically model them the same way they are configured in the vCenter server. The VMware infrastructure will be automatically categorized into components such as data centers, clusters, ESX/ESXi hosts, VMs, etc. If there is a performance problem in any of these components, the IT team can perform root cause analysis, isolate and resolve the issue quickly.
With the aid of Applications Manager's end-user monitoring capabilities, IT administrators can gain valuable insight into the user experience, both before and after a virtualization project. With out-of-the-box reports, graphical views, alarms, thresholds and comprehensive fault management capabilities, administrators can maximize ESX server uptime and ensure that your VMware environment runs at peak performance.
Some of the key performance indicators tracked by Applications Manager include:
Know which resource is consuming more CPU. Find out if CPUs are running at full capacity or are they being underutilized. Know the combined CPU usage on the ESX server, the amount of CPU consumed by virtual machines, as well as the CPU utilization of the cores.
Avoid the problem of your ESX/ESXi servers running out of memory. Get notified when the memory usage is high or memory becomes dangerously low. Metrics shown include consumed memory, active memory, overhead memory, shared memory, granted memory, reserved memory, etc.
Identify the storage devices with high activity and the amount of free space available in each of the disk partitions. Maintain a margin of available disk space. Get notified when the disk space falls below the critical threshold margins.
Monitor the health and status of the network interface. The performance can be monitored through the following attributes - Data Receive Rate, Data Transfer Rate, Packets received / trasmitted, health of interface, etc.
Top ESX/ESXi Servers
Get an overview of the servers that are consuming your resources and take necessary action. Metrics provided include Top CPU consumers, Top Memory Consumers, Top Disk I/O consumers and Top Network consumers.
Map VMs to Storage Arrays
Create maps to display relationships between VMware vSphereŽ servers and underlying physical data stores. VM-to-storage maps clearly reveal problems at storage and application levels helping IT administrators have better end-to-end visibility into the performance of their virtual resources.
Monitor VMware Resource Pool Utilization
Plan capacity and make educated decisions on resource allocation by monitoring resource pools and cluster performance details. You can monitor and manage your server's current CPU/memory usage, reservation and allocation statistics.
Get to know if the hardware components of the VMware ESX/ESXi server are functioning properly. Monitor if any drives have failed, if current voltage of the power supply is normal, and more through hardware monitoring.
In-depth Performance Reports
Get insightful reports into the overall performance of ESX/ESXi servers. Know how your servers are performing over a period of time and analyze possible trends.