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Foglight for Virtualization

Conquer the hybrid cloud risk free and under budget

Get your hybrid data center off to the right start. With Foglight for Virtualization, you can simplify the complexity of your hybrid data center infrastructure, reduce costs and accelerate deployment, regardless if you’re using VMware, Hyper-V, Azure, AWS, physical servers.

Using Foglight for Virtualization, you’ll be able to optimize resources, calculate true costs of virtual environments, take the guesswork out of capacity management, go beyond VMware/Hyper-V monitoring and guarantee successful, cost-effective migrations to the cloud.

Key Benefits

Reduce cloud spend
Predict data center costs
Plan future capacity and resource utilization

Supported platforms

Foglight for Virtualization delivers real-time and historical analytics giving you the monitoring metrics needed to make optimal decisions when it comes to leading virtualization and cloud platforms, including:
AWS
Azure
VMware
Hyper-V

Capabilities

Guarantee successful, cost-effective migrations to the cloud

Guarantee successful, cost-effective migrations to the cloud

Go beyond lifting and shifting and ensure you can migrate workloads from your virtual environment to the cloud successfully and cost-effectively. When you use Foglight for Virtualization with Capacity Director, you can balance resource demand, availability and capacity, which will help you navigate around common pitfalls, avoid complications and avert unnecessary costs.
Read White Paper: Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift
Calculate the true cost of your virtual environment

Calculate the true cost of your virtual environment

With the Cost Director capability in Foglight for Virtualization, you can aggregate costs for power, space, software licenses, add-ons, hardware, racks, servers and OpEx. With the Hybrid Cloud Manager add-on, you can also capture active Azure and AWS subscriptions. Altogether, these capabilities help you easily determine if you are underutilizing resources, so you can consider moving them to less expensive cloud resources, or even back on premises from the cloud.
Watch Video: Cloud modeling capabilities in Foglight for Virtualization 8.8.5
Take the guesswork out of capacity management

Take the guesswork out of capacity management

Get the critical information you need most when it comes to capacity management, planning, VM placement and workload allocation. With the addition of Capacity Director, Foglight for Virtualization delivers intelligent analysis and automation capabilities to help you predict future hardware resource requirements, reserve capacity for planned VM deployments and auto-deploy VMs into reserved slots. Plus, dynamic capacity planning allows you to determine how to accommodate future workloads and create “what-if” scenarios to accurately forecast CapEx requirements.
Read Datasheet: Foglight Capacity Director
Go beyond VMware and Hyper-V monitoring

Go beyond VMware and Hyper-V monitoring

Get granular monitoring and management across the virtualization infrastructure stack from the virtual machine to the physical disk array. The deep virtual infrastructure monitoring capabilities built into Foglight for Virtualization remove the guesswork of monitoring VMware and Hyper-V by consolidating both technologies into a single virtualization monitoring tool. In addition, its in-depth monitoring allows you to validate the performance impact of planned changes prior to implementing each change.
Optimize resources to reduce OpEx and drive down CapEx

Optimize resources to reduce OpEx and drive down CapEx

Discover where you’re wasting budget and then reclaim the waste in virtual environments with the optimization capabilities in Foglight for Virtualization. Quickly identify and remove powered-off VMs, zombie VMs, abandoned images, unused templates and snapshots. Return over-provisioned resources back to your resource pool, and save thousands in license fees, disk space, server utilization and administrative time.
Read White Paper: VM Optimization: Find the Balance

Features

End-to-everything visualization

Get unmatched visibility into virtual environments with monitoring across the infrastructure stack.

Comprehensive dashboards

See overall VM and cloud health, resource utilization, optimization candidates and critical issues.

Change impact analysis

Identify who made what change and when, and, if needed, roll back changes that harm performance.

Capacity & resource management

Monitor and access current workload capacity, identify shortfalls, and plan for data center growth.

Optimization and automation

Reduce OPEX with expert advice on optimizing VM density, including vCPU, vMemory and guest storage.

Chargeback / showback reporting

Simplify data center management and improve ROI of existing IT infrastructure with cost visibility.

vSwitch support

Get a comprehensive map of network topology with end-to-end network routes between VMs and hosts.

VMware View monitoring

Ensure user satisfaction by managing and troubleshooting the performance of VDI environments.

Cost Director

Understand the true cost of virtual environments, including cloud resources such as Azure and AWS.

Citrix monitoring

Locate poorly-performing user sessions before you get complaints with XenDesktop & XenApp monitoring.

Exchange and AD integration

Monitor performance of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory.

Integration with QorePortal™

Simplify Foglight management and analyze the health of your Foglight resources.

Hyper-converged infrastructure

Simplify storage management with support for Microsoft Storage Spaces and VMware vSAN HCI platforms.

    See your problems

  • View heat map and scatterplot visualizations with analytics.

  • Automated bottleneck detection

  • Get automated detection of the worst performing virtual machines, and understand the cause for their poor performance.

  • Contention exposed

  • Alarms and performance bottlenecks show the worst problems.

  • Capacity bottleneck detection

  • Never run out of capacity again.

  • Stop buying hardware

  • Reduce your hardware spend by optimizing virtual machine size.

  • Get answers fast

  • Employ prebuilt analytics to help find problems quickly.

  • Detailed alarms

  • Access hundreds of built-in alarms with configurable recovery actions.

  • SLA with dependency maps

  • Set up automated dependency maps to support service level management.

Tech Specs

  • Windows Server (2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016)
  • Linux (Cent OS, RH Ent, Oracle, SUSE, Ubuntu)
  • Foglight Management Server
  • 4 vCPUs
  • 6 GB of memory
  • 120 GB of disk storage
  • VMware: VirtualCenter (VCMS) 2.5.x, vCenter Server and vSphere up to version 6.x, vCloud 5.5 and View 5.0 and higher, VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Microsoft Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher
  • OpenStack: Havana (2013.2.x) and higher
  • KVM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x
  • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.0 and higher
  • Citrix NetScaler 10.1 and higher
  • Foglight APM
  • Foglight for Active Directory
  • Foglight for Exchange and Office 365
  • Foglight for Databases
  • Foglight for database performance
  • Foglight for Storage Management
  • Foglight for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager
  • Foglight Capacity Director
  • Microsoft Active Directory performance monitoring
  • Microsoft Exchange performance monitoring
  • Rapid Recovery performance monitoring
  • Veeam performance monitoring
  • Azure Monitor
  • AWS CloudWatch

Resources

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition
Datasheet
Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition
Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition
Visualize, analyze and optimize your hybrid virtual infrastructure.
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What's New in Foglight for Virtualization 8.8
Datasheet
What's New in Foglight for Virtualization 8.8
What's New in Foglight for Virtualization 8.8
Visualize, analyze and optimize your hybrid virtual infrastructure.
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Planning migration to VMware Cloud with Foglight for Virtualization
Datasheet
Planning migration to VMware Cloud with Foglight for Virtualization
Planning migration to VMware Cloud with Foglight for Virtualization
Visualize, analyze and optimize your hybrid virtual infrastructure.
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Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift
White Paper
Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift
Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift
Preparing an application migration to the cloud? Check out these important considerations before you start!
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There is a Right Way to Go "All-in" on the Cloud
White Paper
There is a Right Way to Go "All-in" on the Cloud
There is a Right Way to Go "All-in" on the Cloud
Download this report from IT analyst firm DCIG to see how you can: • Go “all-in” on your cloud initiatives • Optimize the placement of your applications in the cloud or on premises • Lessen the possibility of cloud cost overruns
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Tech company expects to save $1.4 million by optimizing VMs
Case Study
Tech company expects to save $1.4 million by optimizing VMs
Tech company expects to save $1.4 million by optimizing VMs

Dell's infrastructure engineering and operations (IEO) team is responsible for managing all of Dell IT's VMs — more than 22,000 of them. These VMs are distributed across 16 virtual centers an

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Leave Nothing Behind: Azure Cloud Migration Done Right
Technical Brief
Leave Nothing Behind: Azure Cloud Migration Done Right
Leave Nothing Behind: Azure Cloud Migration Done Right

Cloud migration sounds easy in theory, but when you get into the planning and actual process of migration, it can get out of control quickly. 

We feel your pain, including:

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    DCIG: Fast Track Your Journey to the Cloud
    White Paper
    DCIG: Fast Track Your Journey to the Cloud
    DCIG: Fast Track Your Journey to the Cloud

    Using the cloud for applications, data protection and disaster recovery requires a lot of up-front planning to make sure it’s done right the first time, without time or cost overruns. This re

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