The Industry’s Most Comprehensive Infrastructure Performance Monitoring & Analytics Platform

App-centric Infrastructure Performance Monitoring

The VirtualWisdom App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) platform provides real-time and historical insights into the performance, availability, health and utilization of your data center infrastructure–across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It intelligently collects machine and wire data via agentless software probes and purpose-built hardware devices. Our Applied Analytics transforms the data into actionable insights that can be used to optimize your environment and proactively find and resolve issues before users are affected. VirtualWisdom is the leading real-time, application-centric, vendor-independent, cross-domain performance monitoring and analytics solution in the industry.

VirtualWisdom Dashboards Keep You in Control


The fully customizable dashboard offers an intuitive and dynamic, web-based GUI which enables teams in all IT domains to collaborate with confidence, quickly answer questions, resolve issues, and deliver the right information at the right time. Through the dashboard GUI, you can effectively perform comprehensive analysis, collaborate, and make informed decisions based on definitive insights about how applications and infrastructure are performing.

Infrastructure Topology Views Simplify Your Understanding


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. Sparklines 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. You can display topologies for any application(s).

Applied Analytics Enable Proactive Problem Avoidance

applied analytics

With VirtualWisdom 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 by leveraging machine-based learning. Examples are:

  • Understanding problem causality
  • Optimizing system-wide performance
  • Load balancing across hosts
  • Placing VMs in the optimal clusters

IT Leader Sprint Relies on VirtualWisdom

“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

Key Components of the VirtualWisdom Platform

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 a (16G) 12-port model, a (16G) 24-port model, and an ultra-high-density (8G) 48-port enterprise edition. This product family delivers the full range of cost and density options customers require.


In this histogram screen, you can easily see the distribution profile of NFSv3 read completionsThe 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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Why VirtualWisdom App-centric IPM is Essential for Assuring the Performance of Your Infrastructure

Guarantee Performance

The explosive growth in multi-tenancy and hybrid data centers creates immense complexity for managing IT infrastructure—and business risks increase exponentially—because there’s no way to guarantee performance with device-specific tools and constantly changing workload behavior. Businesses are flying blind and hoping that over-provisioning will solve their performance problems… ironically, this makes it worse.

Application Centric


In the highly shared environment of the modern, hybrid data center, understanding where applications live on the infrastructure, their relative business value, and how they are stressing the infrastructure is essential for ensuring the performance and availability of your critical applications.

Proactive Troubleshooting

hybrid data centers

VirtualWisdom contextualizes and analyzes an unprecedented breadth and depth of data—continuously collected across the end-to-end infrastructure in true real-time. This highly accurate and comprehensive solution enables customers to start proactively managing performance, stop reactive troubleshooting, and achieve cost optimization across the hybrid data center.

How VirtualWisdom is Different

  1. We offer the best data: VirtualWisdom delivers a vendor-agnostic real-time view of the entire infrastructure stack as seen by the application via auto-correlated machine and wire data. Quite literally, compared to even the newest tools available from storage and storage networking vendors, we see things no one else can see.
  2. We deliver the best analytics: VirtualWisdom offers ease to use trending, reports and analytics for proactive resource allocation and identification of emergent issues before they impact performance. We provide answers, not just data.
  3. We enable the best outcomes: The pinpointing of root causes and identification of contention issues lead to intelligent recommendations and proactive problem avoidance. VirtualWisdom helps you eliminate surprises due to unplanned outages and slowdowns.
  4. We have the best vision: Virtual Instruments has led the infrastructure performance testing, monitoring and management field for years. We were the first to support wire data acquisition in fibre channel; we were the first to support advanced workload analytics; and we were the first to build infrastructure monitoring from an application-centric POV. We will be the first to enable automated application discovery by an infrastructure platform, and we will lead the market in hybrid IT and hyperconverged system performance management, and integration with other monitoring platforms, to increase the value of infrastructure performance management.