What is Virtualization Monitoring?
Hypervisor-based server virtualization is a common strategy in hybrid IT environments to deliver better infrastructure utilization, enable faster disaster recovery, and considerable cost savings. Monitoring virtual environments is more complex than monitoring physical infrastructure because there isn’t a one-to-one relationship between an operating system instance and a physical server. Virtual machine monitoring helps with capacity planning by better managing demand fluctuations and ensuring that each resource within a virtualization environment performs as desired.
The OpsRamp platform offers dynamic discovery, hybrid performance monitoring, real-time alerting and visualization for virtual machine bandwidth consumption for VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, and Linux KVM hypervisors. IT operators can see performance metrics for VMs, clusters, hosts, containers, and vSANs, and use topology maps to understand the service and infrastructure dependencies for virtualized infrastructure.