Virtual Instruments makes it easy to deploy VirtualWisdom performance monitoring solutions by offering a range of options to suit different physical, budget, timing, and staffing needs. VirtualWisdom can be deployed as a product, offering continuous infrastructure optimization, or as a pure service, offering many of the same benefits, but offloading the customer IT staff and freeing up the capital budget for other projects.
Comprehensive real-time infrastructure monitoring
Features: Monitoring with TAPs, hardware and software probes, plus deployment services.
Advantages: Continuous optimization of performance, utilization, and availability for mission critical applications and infrastructure. True proactive monitoring from the VM to the LUN.
Cost-optimized real-time infrastructure monitoring
Features: Monitoring with TAPS, Rovers, hardware and software probes, plus deployment services. Rovers are included to share probe ports and multiplex between Tapped switch or storage ports.
Advantages: Reduces the total cost of full-time SAN optimization with nearly the full value of implementing real-time monitoring of every SAN port. Deploying Rovers will change sampling ratios to between 2:1 or as high as 16:1.
Infrastructure health monitoring (Software-only)
Features: Monitoring with the SAN Availability Probe and deployment services.
Advantages: Full-time SAN health monitoring helps avoid potential SAN problems and drastically speeds problem resolution.
VMware monitoring (Software-only)
Features: VMware monitoring with the Virtual Server Probe and deployment services. Can be added to the SAN monitoring solutions or offered standalone.
Advantages: Generally combined with one or both of the SAN monitors, enables full-time I/O analysis from the VM to the LUN, to help de-risk moving mission critical applications to virtual environments.
Tapping the physical infrastructure
Features: Involves only installing TAPs as the 1st step to accelerating problem resolution. Typically, TAPs are deployed simultaneously with all new storage and SAN switch installations and upgrades.
Advantages: By installing TAPs when new SAN and storage infrastructure is deployed, you are ensured that your infrastructure will not be disturbed when advanced troubleshooting is required.
SOS-4-IPM Emergency Troubleshooting
Features: Designed for enterprises running mission-critical applications who are struggling with immediate SAN performance or availability issues.
Advantages: Delivers the full troubleshooting capabilities of the VirtualWisdom product solution, combined with the extensive hands-on experience of Virtual Instruments SAN experts.
Infrastructure HealthCheck and Scan
Features: A proactive health assessment. Utilizes the full complement of VirtualWisdom SAN optimization products and services on a short-term consulting basis.
Advantages: Assures the health of key SAN infrastructure components and identifies potential problem areas before they impact the business. Offloads the customer’s IT staff, freeing the use of CAPEX for other projects.
Virtual Infrastructure HealthCheck and Scan
Features: A proactive health assessment. Utilizes the full complement of VirtualWisdom SAN and Virtual Server optimization products and services on a short-term consulting basis. Expands on the SAN HealthCheck and Scan Service to extend I/O tracking to the virtual host.
Advantages: Assures the health of key SAN and VMware infrastructure components and identifies potential problem areas before they impact the business. Offloads the customer’s IT staff, freeing the use of CAPEX for other projects.