Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition

Go beyond performance monitoring with flexible capacity management

Get the insight you need into your virtual environment with a performance monitoring and capacity management solution designed specifically for small to medium businesses (SMBs) that’s easy to download, deploy and use. Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition (formerly vOPS Server Standard) provides the virtualization operations management tools you need to manage the performance of your virtualized environment. 

Easy-to-read dashboards and reports provide you with a single-pane-of-glass view into the performance of your heterogeneous virtual environment. Plus, comprehensive capacity and resource utilization tools help improve VM density and reduce operational expenditures. Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition delivers:

  • Simplified performance management
  • Comprehensive capacity and resource utilization management
  • Dynamic change tracking
  • Insightful chargeback and showback reporting

Features

Simplified performance management

Gain visibility into your heterogeneous virtual environment from a single-pane-of-glass dashboard, including details on resource utilization and associated costs, alarms, and bottlenecks to ensure SLAs are met. Easily pinpoint current and future potential issues across VMware ESX(i), Microsoft Hyper-V, and RHEV hypervisors and drill down into root cause.

  • Create custom business views to organize and manage virtual objects
  • Set up dynamic rules-based business views
  • Detect existing and emerging VM performance issues
  • Determine root cause and impact of performance issues
  • Remediate VM performance issues quickly and easily with automation

Comprehensive capacity and resource utilization management

Control capital expenditures (CAPEX) and ensure ongoing capacity optimization with deep insight into resource utilization across your virtual infrastructure. Easily monitor and access current workload capacity, identify shortfalls, analyze alternative scenarios, and plan for data center growth or additional virtualized workloads.

  • Identify available slots to safely deploy additional VMs
  • Predict resource exhaustion in VMs
  • Model hardware changes and forecast future purchasing needs

Dynamic change tracking

Continuous compliance with IT policies and regulatory requirements is only possible when enforced with the right virtual environment operations management technology. Gain visibility into configuration changes and easily remediate unwanted administrator or vSphere changes that may have caused performance issues.

  • Track and query the changes that occur in a virtualized environment
  • Automatically roll back changes which have caused performance issues
  • Gauge the configuration drift of VMs in the environment

Insightful chargeback and showback reporting

Simplify the management of the business of the data center and improve the return on investment of your existing IT infrastructure with cost visibility and accountability across virtualization operations. Prioritize optimization efforts with insights into the largest contributors to data center costs and most expensive VM workloads.

  • Query the environment and generate operational reports
  • Generate overview/management-level reports and, if applicable, chargeback or other cost reports
  • Securely distribute reports, cost info and other exported system data

Resource optimization

Reduce operating expenses (OPEX) while guaranteeing service levels and quality of service with a focus on virtual environment optimization and automation to proactively prevent problems from occurring. Automate the allocation of VM resources to ensure optimal performance of fluctuating workloads.

  • Size VM resource allocations correctly with automation
  • Identify and remove data waste files and idle VMs with automation
  • Make changes in a timely fashion without incurring significant overhead

Sys Reqs

The following are required to install Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition:

Hardware

  • 4 vCPUs
  • 8 GB of memory
  • 64 GB of storage space

Platform support

  • VMware ESX 3.0, vCenter 2.5, vCloud Director or higher
  • Microsoft Hyper-V (Microsoft SCOM 2007 R2 or higher + SCVMM 2008 R2 or higher)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.0 or higher

Screenshots

Organize virtualization management

Capacity Planning

With the single unified VM dashboard in Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, you can easily:

  • Identify hosts and datastores that are running out of capacity
  • Predict performance problems
  • Reserve capacity for planned VM deployments and auto-deploy the VMs into reserved slots
  • Identify optimal VM placements and additional workload capacity
  • Predict hardware resource requirements

Resource Optimization

Resource Optimization

To optimize resources, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition:

  • Identifies VMs and datastores that are using resources inefficiently
  • Recommends correct sizing for VM CPU, memory, and storage
  • Automates VM resizing for CPU and memory
  • Detects data file waste and resolves it automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Performance Monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Performance Monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Performance and health monitoring

Performance Monitoring

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, provides deep insight into environment performance to help you:

  • Visualize the health status of all VMs, hosts, and datastores
  • Identify VMs and hosts with performance issues
  • Diagnose and resolve VM performance issues
  • Detect accelerated growth and abnormal trends in VM performance metrics
  • Monitor datastore performance
  • Remediate performance issues automatically

Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Diagnose and Resolve VM Performance Issues

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, uses analytics to determine the root cause of performance issues in a virtualized environment. When one problem triggers multiple Systems Center or vCenter alerts, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, tracks down the initial issue that caused other problems. It then displays only that virtual object, a description of the problem, the elapsed time during which the alarm has been active, and an actionable remediation step that will resolve the problem.

Analyze and resolve VM performance issues

Visualize Health Status for all VMs, Hosts, and Datastores

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, uses analytics to determine the root cause of performance issues in a virtualized environment. When one problem triggers multiple Systems Center or vCenter alerts, Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, tracks down the initial issue that caused other problems. It then displays only that virtual object, a description of the problem, the elapsed time during which the alarm has been active, and an actionable remediation step that will resolve the problem.

Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Generate and Distribute Turn-Key Management Reports

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, produces high-level reports on virtual environment operational data such as performance issue counts, resource usage, storage efficiency and VM density. These reports are available on a customizable timeframe and can be configured to show different areas of infrastructure pertaining to different data centers, hypervisors, business units, applications, or any other grouping.

Generate and distribute turn-key management reports

Configuration Management

Foglight for Virtualization, Standard Edition, produces high-level reports on virtual environment operational data such as performance issue counts, resource usage, storage efficiency and VM density. These reports are available on a customizable timeframe and can be configured to show different areas of infrastructure pertaining to different data centers, hypervisors, business units, applications, or any other grouping.