Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

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Visualize, analyze and optimize your virtual infrastructure

Optimize performance, plan for growth and allocate costs across virtual, physical and cloud environments.



Optimize performance, plan for growth, track changes and allocate costs across your virtual, physical and cloud environments. With Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, gain the holistic insight you need into the health, risk and efficiency of your virtual infrastructure. Reduce operational costs, speed deployments, reduce performance impacts due to change and simplify the complexity of your data center with end-to-everything visualization. And with virtual network switch support, administrators get full visibility into bottlenecks, network traffic information and bandwidth issues, enabling them to spend less time on administration and more time on innovation.
End-to-everything visualization with vSwitch support
Get a holistic view of your entire virtual infrastructure with vSwitch support for virtual networking. Quickly identify bottlenecks, analyze network traffic at the packet level and expose heavy bandwidth consumers in one place. Experience unmatched visibility into VMware and Hyper-V environments with granular monitoring and management across the virtualization infrastructure stack from the virtual machine down to the physical disk array.

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop monitoring
Pinpoint poorly performing user sessions before you get the call from frustrated users. Visualize and analyze across the entire Citrix VDI infrastructure, from individual user sessions and Active Directory logins to back-end VMs and virtualized storage tiers. The group topology view dynamically adjusts for virtual desktop user sessions and VM migrations within the data center. Leverage agentless monitoring of end-user experience encompassing Citrix user sessions, NetScaler performance, network latency, devices and virtual switches. Plus, predictive analytics with built-in domain expertise allow you to analyze both real-time and historical data for planning purposes.

Single-pane-of-glass dashboards
Powerful dashboards with built-in intuitive workflows get you started by highlighting overall virtual machine (VM) and cloud health, current resource utilization, candidates for optimization and any issues that need immediate attention.

Powerful, patent-pending analytics
Quickly detect baseline operation, identify dynamic thresholds and get intelligent deviation analysis. Find performance bottlenecks and potential issues across your heterogeneous environment in seconds. Quickly pinpoint problems and resolve them at the click of a button. Gain visibility into all running processes to help you quickly determine which ones are impacting VM performance and which VMs are not using resources effectively.

Resource optimization
Discover powered-off VMs, zombie VMs, abandoned images, and unused templates and snapshots throughout your entire virtual infrastructure. Return wasted resources back to your resource pool to save thousands in license fees, disk space, administrator time and server utilization.

Flexible automation
Deploy new VMs into an environment, decommission VMs and remove unnecessary VM files with powerful automation capabilities. Get recommendations and view top recommendations from best-practice algorithms. You can decide to remediate issues manually or set up scenarios to auto-remediate.

Change tracking and performance impact analysis
Facilitate performance troubleshooting with the ability to visualize changes to your virtual infrastructure and correlate those changes to performance impact at the individual VM level. Validate the performance impact of planned changes prior to implementing each change. Track harmful or unwanted modifications with detailed audit trails that include changes originating from administrators or directly from vSphere. Easily determine who made what change when and optionally choose to roll back changes that negatively impact performance.

Smart resource management
Take the guesswork out of capacity management, planning, VM placement and workload allocation. Intelligent analysis and automation capabilities help you predict future hardware resource requirements, reserve capacity for planned VM deployments and auto-deploy VMs into reserved slots. And with dynamic capacity planning, you can determine how to accommodate future workloads and create “what-if” scenarios to accurately forecast CAPEX requirements.

Chargeback and showback reporting
Simplify datacenter management and improve the return on investment of your existing IT infrastructure with cost visibility and accountability across virtualization operations. See how groups and workloads are consuming resources with the ability to allocate infrastructure costs. You can also easily charge back cost centers or external customers with a clear view of resources consumed and their associated costs.

VDI monitoring
Ensure end-user satisfaction with the ability to effectively manage and troubleshoot the performance of your VDI environment. Configure your VMware View environment with easy-to-use wizards and dashboards. Get insightful visibility, including in-depth monitoring of all components for quick resolution of connection server, pools, desktops, ESX servers and storage problems.

Customizable alerts, dashboards and reports
Real-time dashboards, proactive alerts and intelligent reporting help you proactively manage SLAs and maximize performance. Experience granular performance metrics with real-time to any-point-in-time drill-down and troubleshooting analysis to proactively avoid bottlenecks and performance issues. Get detailed alarms and recommended actions to help you accurately diagnose the root cause of problems and resolve them fast. Our robust reporting also allows you to plan performance enhancements and understand changes to infrastructure assets.

SLA management
Reduce mean time to resolution and deliver on SLAs with intelligent reporting. Get greater control over your entire virtual environment to prevent performance problems and quickly resolve issues before they impact user satisfaction. Better align IT with the organization by grouping VMs and components into services to measure service levels, perform chargebacks and report key data to stakeholders. Help administrators better perform their job with role-based views that help set expectations.

Integration with storage, Exchange and Active Directory
Take advantage of optional performance monitoring modules that enable full integration with Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory.

Scalable architecture
Our solution grows with you to support multiple virtual centers, wherever they are located in the world. Easily manage multiple virtual data centers and multiple hypervisors from a single interface to help you understand the entire virtual infrastructure, reduce administration costs and minimize risk. And with third-party integration, you can bring new efficiencies and awareness to virtualization administrators with third-party system alerts.
  • Operating systems
    Windows Server (2003, 2008 R2, 2012)
    Linux ( Cent OS, RH Ent, Oracle, SUSE)

    Foglight Management Server
    4 vCPUs
    6 GB of memory
    120 GB of disk storage

    Platform support
    VMware: VirtualCenter (VCMS) 2.5.x, vCenter Server 5.5, vSphere up to version 6, vCloud 5.5 and View 5.5
    Microsoft Hyper-V: Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 or Windows 2012
    OpenStack: Juno (2014.2.x), IceHouse (2014.1.x), Havana (2013.2.x)
    KVM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x
    Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.0 and higher
    Citrix NetScaler 10.1 and higher

    Microsoft Active Directory performance monitoring
    Microsoft Exchange performance monitoring
    Foglight APM
    Foglight for database performance
    Foglight for Storage Management

    Language supported
    U.S. English
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