VirtualWisdom
Infrastructure Done Right

Infrastructure Performance Monitoring & Analytics

Ensure Performance & Availability of your Key Apps Running on NAS or SAN

Turning Data into Answers

The VirtualWisdom platform provides insights into the performance, availability, health and utilization of your storage infrastructure–across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. VirtualWisdom intelligently correlates and analyzes an unmatched breadth and depth of data via agentless software probes and purpose-built hardware devices, to transform data into answers and actionable insights. It analyzes real-time wire data directly from your infrastructure – something that no other monitoring solution can do.

VirtualWisdom Software & User Interface


Easily customizable GUI; built for the needs of the IT team member

VirtualWisdom offers an intuitive and dynamic, entity-centric web-based UI which enables teams to collaborate with confidence, quickly answer questions, resolve issues, and deliver the right information at the right time. Regardless of function (application, server, storage, virtualization, etc.), you can fine-tune your IT infrastructure performance based on business, application workload, and SLA requirements.

Applied Analytics – Turning Data Into Answers


Finding the needle in the haystack with the VirtualWisdom heat map and Trend Matcher analyticTypical scenarios include:

  • Verifying load balancing across hosts with Balance Finder
  • Finding out if any deviations require attention with Event Advisor
  • Understanding causality between trends with Trend Matcher
  • Optimizing system-wide performance and reducing wait times with Queue Solver
  • Seeing optimal placement of virtual machines across clusters with VM Coordinator and VM Deployment Advisor.

With Applied Analytics, we’ve taken the expertise gained from working with hundreds of enterprise customers and built that wisdom right into the platform. The analysis that used to take experts hours or even days is now executed in seconds – turning data into actionable answers.

Entity-Centric User Interface


In this alarm screen snippet, the entity is identified as a storage port. VirtualWisdom recommends to open the Topology View, use Event Advisor to investigate, and Queue Soler to remediate.

Entity-centric is VirtualWisdom’s unique method of logically grouping system-wide resources, physical devices, and application workloads. Entities can be groups of storage, switches, servers, and applications, organized in hierarchical groupings that allow you to view varied levels of granularity and logical aggregation.

This allows collaborative teams to understand how their resources are performing, based on function, correlation, and interdependency—helping guarantee that you and your teams are driving maximum performance at the appropriate infrastructure spend.

Live Reports – Intuitive and Dynamic


Snippet of VirtualWisdom performance report, showing host clients with highest utilization and latency

When it comes to knowing how your infrastructure is truly performing, context and real-time data are key. Without context, data is indecipherable to the human interpreter, incapable of revealing meaningful insight.

VirtualWisdom’s Live Reports visualize millions of metrics in powerful combinations, specific to performance, health and utilization at device and Entity levels. Live Reports then converts this data into graphical representations that are easy to understand and interpret—like Bar Charts, Trend Charts, Time-Based Comparisons and Histograms.

Intelligent Topology – Insight at a Glance


Here, hosts (blue), switches (green), and target arrays (brown) are all easily associated, with click-to-drilldown availability. The red badges show the number of open cases and any child entries. You can optionally display this topology for any application(s).

Intelligent Topologies provide a high-level summary of what is going on in your infrastructure, allowing you to quickly identify emergent issues, and enabling you to understand the impacts and interdependencies between application workloads and infrastructure.

Sparc lines show key trends related to performance, health and utilization, and alarm badges identify if there is a current alarm event related to the entity or one of its sub-components.

Case-Based Alarms – Relevant and Actionable


In this snippet from the Open Cases window, multiple alarms are associated with the same case ID. Here, host and VM CPU utilization and VM CPU read alarms are all associated with case INC0010006

Alarms often end up generating more noise than actionable alerts, defeating the purpose of having them at all.

VirtualWisdom offers a better, groundbreaking approach with case-based alarms. An alarm-generating event actually opens a case and all subsequent related alarms populate that case, enabling you to understand trends and determine correlation and severity on a case-by-case basis.

Every infrastructure is different. That's why you need VirtualWisdom.

The largest and most agile enterprises in the world trust VirtualWisdom to guarantee the performance and availability of the infrastructure that supports their mission-critical applications. Whether you’re concerned about providing excellent customer experiences, patient data availability, business continuance, national security, or anything in between, VirtualWisdom helps IT teams deliver on the promise of performance no matter how digital businesses evolve.


“With VirtualWisdom in our environment we were able to tune and optimize overall SAN performance and improve IO response time by 50%.”

Josh Morton, VP of IT
Enterprise Services
Sprint

Dedicated Platform Appliance

The VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance is the industry’s only purpose-built, enterprise-class, Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) appliance. It persists and correlates real-time data from VMs, servers, SAN and NAS networks—with I/O metrics from the Virtual Server Probe, Network Switch Probe, and “off-the-wire” from the hardware Performance Probes—forming a complete view of your end-to-end system between virtual machines and the storage environment.

TAP Patch Panel

Virtual Instruments’ TAP Patch Panel System integrates Traffic Access Points (TAPs) with best-of-breed fiber patch panel components to make fiber cable deployments more manageable and maintainable. TAPs transparently provide a passive, out-of-band, full line rate copy of all traffic to VirtualWisdom’s SAN and NAS Performance Probes.

The TAP Patch Panel System provides a broad range of streamlined options for implementing TAPs into both new and existing cable plants.

Probe FC Family

Our family of hardware-based SAN Performance Probes are the most advanced, high capacity full line-rate data inspection and analysis devices available. They inspect, process and analyze every FC frame header and SCSI Command on the Fibre Channel SAN links in real-time. They capture the true, unaltered, I/O profile of the actual application traffic, detecting application performance slowdowns and transmission errors by measuring every SCSI I/O transaction from start to finish.

The SAN Performance Probe family consists of an (8G) 16-port model, an ultra-high-density (8G) 48-port enterprise edition, and a (16G) 24-port model suited for high-growth environments. This product family delivers the full range of cost and density options customers require.

ProbeNAS


In this histogram screen, you can easily see the distribution profile of NFSv3 read completions

The VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe (ProbeNAS) is the industry’s most complete real-time, full line-rate monitoring solution for NFSv3 environments. Working completely out-of-band, the NAS Performance Probe analyzes every IP Packet on monitored NAS ports, and reports hundreds of metrics every second to provide comprehensive, accurate, and vendor agnostic monitoring at the protocol level. The Probe is offered in a 2U chassis with up to 16 x 10GE links.

Virtual Server ProbeVM Family


Snippet of VM Coordinator analytic recommending configuration changes that will better balance CPU, memory and network usage for a cluster, utilizing ProbeVM dataThe ProbeVM family of software-based virtual machine probes collects and correlates a comprehensive set of metrics that enable IT, server, and VM administrators to optimize the performance, utilization, and availability of their virtualized IT infrastructure. ProbeVM is unique in its ability to eliminate the risk of using virtualization with I/O-intensive, latency-sensitive applications.VirtualWisdom supports VMware vSphere®, IBM PowerVM®, and Microsoft Hyper-V® environments.

Storage ProbeNTAP

ProbeNTAP leverages an agentless software API to capture health and utilization statistics for Network Appliance Storage Arrays (ONTAP 8, 9, Clustered NFS). VirtualWisdom uses these statistics in conjunction with advanced discovery and reporting to provide users with additional context for understanding system-wide health, utilization and performance.

Network Switch ProbeSW


4 of the 60 time-correlated metrics that are available from the VirtualWisdom ProbeSW dashboard.

The Network Switch ProbeSW is an agentless software probe that utilizes storage and network information from SMI-S and SNMP MIB (management information base) to gather switch performance and link error statistics in a non-intrusive manner. These critical switch statistics are correlated with other system-wide metrics and presented within the intuitive VirtualWisdom interface as an entity.

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