Virtual Optimize AIX VIO Servers
IBM POWERx-based machines have advanced processor, firmware and hardware features to support server virtualization using the Virtual I/O (VIO) Server. Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom is key to optimizing AIX performance with VIO Server.
Monitoring VIO servers to optimize AIX performance
VirtualWisdom is the industry’s only real-time Fibre Channel SAN performance monitoring and optimization solution. It directly measures I/O performance (including latency, bandwidth, retries, and errors) and its effect on AIX VIO performance.
Using VirtualWisdom, teams can immediately see the performance impact of events such as configuration and capacity changes, failing devices, component changes and even application changes. You can find and resolve problems quickly to improve overall response times and end-user satisfaction.
VirtualWisdom increases the value of the virtualized AIX-based environment with:
- Cost savings through more aggressive use of tiered storage
- Faster troubleshooting
- Elimination of switch over-provisioning
- Better monitoring of SLAs
- Reduced risk of moving critical applications to virtual environments
With N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), VirtualWisdom offers full path monitoring, from the LPAR to the LUN. Without NPIV, it monitors I/O by LUN.
See our extensive AIX optimization resources (whitepapers, reports, and webinars) for more information.