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VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & CISCO

Virtual Instruments is a proud Cisco Solution Partner and a key partner for the Cisco MDS and AppDynamics teams

Cisco Solution Partner Overview

Virtual Instruments is a proud Cisco Solution Partner and a strategic partner for the Cisco MDS group and the AppDynamics business unit. Vendor-specific core competencies from each company will streamline your investments decisions and provide the transformative platform for your complex data center demands.

The VI portfolio empowering Cisco solutions includes:

VirtualWisdom, the leading app-centric hybrid infrastructure management platform provides proactive real-time insights into infrastructure performance, capacity, utilization and application workload behavior. Built on WisdomAI, a purpose-built AIOps platform engine to retrieve, analyze and report data for IT operations.

WorkloadWisdom the leading technology storage workload modeling and performance validation platform used by enterprise customers and by technical vendors like Cisco to ensure optimal product selection and configuration.

VirtualWisdom product support for Cisco

Cisco Platforms Storage Integration Network Integration Server Integration Wire Data Monitoring
Dell EMC VMAX
Islion (in beta)
VMware vSAN
Dell EMC VxFlex OS (previously ScaleIO)
Cisco SAN
Cisco SAN Analytics 32G-FC (SCSI/NVMe-oF)
Brocade SAN
NetFlow
OS Integration
VMware ESXi
IBM AIX PowerVM
Microsoft Hyper-V
SAN Performance Probe
NAS Performance Probe
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Cisco UCS server
  • Networking (SAN and LAN)
  • Enterprise storage (FC, FCoE, NVMe-of, iSCSI, NFS, SMB)
  • Software defined storage (VMware vSAN, DELL EMC VxFlex OS on Cisco UCS)
  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure (Cisco HyperFlex)

Each integration uses an agentless software-only monitoring approach. In cases where Cisco HyperFlex attaches to external SAN attached storage or NAS, the VirtualWisdom Performance Probes can monitor every I/O on the wire associated with every application conversation at the highest level of fidelity available in the industry.
VirtualWisdom can also provide wire level monitoring of every application conversation on a 32G Fibre Channel in an agentless software-only solution when used with Cisco SAN Analytics on Cisco MDS switches.

Cisco AppDynamics APM

Cisco AppDynamics APM support is accomplished by delivering industry leading visibility into the infrastructure that services any application instrumented with AppDynamics. From the App to compute through the SAN fabric and down to the storage. Both platforms share a common view of the infrastructure, supporting business applications, enabling a collective understanding of application topology and a sharing of alerts. The ability to identify noisy neighbors impacting key applications instrumented provides customers a comprehensive solution across the data center.

Agentless SAN Monitoring

Fibre Channel and FCoE Monitoring

SCSI and NVMe over Fabrics :
Wire-level monitoring of application conversations (using NVMe or SCSI over Fibre Channel) without need for performance probes or TAPs when Cisco SAN Analytics is enabled on Cisco MDS 32G FC switches.