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VMware Monitoring & Management


vFabric Hyperic, a stand-alone component of VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager (APM), helps web operations teams monitor the application infrastructure for custom web applications running across physical machines, a virtual infrastructure environment, or the cloud. As a integral part of VMware's cloud application monitoring and management strategy, Hyperic is built to natively monitor and integrate with VMware's vCenter and vSphere to provide comprehensive visibility and immediate notification of application performance degradation or unavailability. With out-of-the-box monitoring of the virtual infrastructure including the virtual machines (VMs) and vSphere ESX hosts the system also extends to monitor the the applications running on virtual infrastructure including application metrics, app servers, web servers, databases, messaging servers, authentication systems, guest operating systems, and more.

Application owners looking for the real-time visibility and control they need to manage SLAs for applicaitons deployed in the cloud should consider VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager (APM). Driven by VMware vFabric AppInsight, this new solution provides application architects, developers and middleware sysadmins a next-generation application operations dashboard that focuses specifically on the application. The solution automatically models transactions across all application tiers, providing a critical real-time perspective on the true performance of dynamically scaling applications. When performance problems do occur, powerful visualizations and drill-down details, such as correlated metrics on resource performance from VMware vFabric Hyperic and byte code instrumentation make it easy to identify root cause and take actions at the code level to fix problems quickly—all within a single management console.

For existing Hyperic users, you may upgrade your existing Hyperic licesnses to vFabric Application Performance Manager licenses for just $99 per virtual machine. Offer expires June 30, 2012. For more information, check out the offer online.

Your Key to Systems Monitoring for Virtual Machines

Hyperic provides complete systems manageability by combining a monitoring intelligence portal with an application management platform.

Hyperic's portal enables system administrators to analyze performance metrics from the outside in, from VMware's perspective on how the physical and virtual machines are performing, and from the inside out, from inside the virtual machine and how its operating system, applications, middleware, databases and services are behaving.

This layered view of the infrastructure deployment allows system administrators to readily diagnose performance issues that are easily missed when looking from the traditional outside in perspective. Historical charting, event correlation capabilities, and configurable graphs allow system administrators to quickly review, drilldown and refine performance data analysis to achieve results.

Hyperic's application management platform supports the widest and most up to date footprint of networks, hardware, operating systems, applications, middleware, databases and services already in current use today. Hyperic's powerful Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) empowers administrators and developers alike to extend management capabilities to additional hardware, applications and services to provide a complete view of the hybrid stack organizations strive to manage.

With support for VMware Server and ESX, Hyperic's auto discovery will dynamically discover all virtual machines in any VMware host, and will continue to update the inventory to keep pace with rapidly redeployed and moved resources typical of a virtualized deployment. Hyperic also provides monitoring of the VMware host and the individual VM's resource consumption to help administrators understand the consumption of host machine resources by every individual virtual machine.

Event Management From the Ground Up

Hyperics's event management features are used to provide visibility into the log events reported for every VM managed by Hyperic. Log events provide system awareness for performance data, configuration changes and security action changes. These events can be used to generate alerts, or simply correlate errors reported in the VMware logs with other performance and health indicators elsewhere in the environment.

Hyperic's control infrastructure allows you to pause, stop, start, and snapshot virtual machines directly from the Hyperic interface, consolidating primary management tasks into the monitoring intelligence portal.

Discover how easy VMware monitoring and management can be. Take a fully functional FREE test drive of Hyperic HQ today!

System Supported Versions

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  • VMware GSX 3.x
    VMware Server 1.x
    VMware ESX 2.x
    VMware ESX 3.x
    VMware ESX 4.x
    VMware vSphere Host
    VMware V13
    Linux
    Win32
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ESX 2.x, 3.x Server Metrics
  • Availability
  • Memory Available for VMs
  • Memory Used by VMs
  • CPU Used
  • CPU Used per Minute
  • CPU Idle
  • CPU Idle per Minute
  • Number of CPUs
GSX 3.x, 1.x Server Metrics
  • Availability
  • Memory Available for VMs
  • Memory Used by VMs
VMware V13 Host Platform
  • Availability
  • Uptime
  • CPU Usage (Average)
  • Disk Usage (Average)
  • Memory Usage (Average)
  • Network Usage (Average)
  • CPU Reserved Capacity
  • CPU Throttled (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (15 min. Average)
  • Memory Swap In
  • Memory Swap Out
  • Memory Swap Used
  • Memory Balloon
  • Memory Unreserved
  • Memory Heap
  • Memory Heap Free
  • Memory Overhead
  • Memory Zero
  • Memory Reserved Capacity
  • Memory Active
  • Memory Shared
  • Memory Granted
  • Memory Consumed
  • Memory State
  • Memory Shared Common
  • Memory Used by vmkerne
VMware ESX 2.x and 3.x VM NIC Metrics
  • Availability
  • Packets Transmitted
  • Packets Transmitted per Minute
  • Packets Received
  • Packets Received per Minute
  • Bytes Transmitted
  • Bytes Transmitted per Minute
  • Bytes Received
  • Bytes Received per Minute
VMware ESX 2.x and 3.x VM Disk Metrics
  • Availability
  • Reads
  • Reads per Minute
  • Writes
  • Writes per Minute
  • Bytes Read
  • Bytes Read per Minute
  • Bytes Written
  • Bytes Written per Minute
VMware ESX 2.x and 3.x VM Metrics
  • Availability
  • Process Virtual Memory Size
  • Process Resident Memory Size
  • Process Page Faults
  • Process Page Faults per Minute
  • Process Cpu System Time
  • Process Cpu System Time per Minute
  • Process Cpu User Time
  • Process Cpu User Time per Minute
  • Process Uptime
  • Process Cpu Total Time
  • Process Cpu Total Time per Minute
  • Process Cpu Usage
  • VM Cpu Wait
  • VM Cpu Wait per Minute
  • VM Cpu Used
  • VM Cpu Used per Minute
  • VM Cpu Sys
  • VM Memory Shares
  • VM Memory Minimum
  • VM Memory Maximum
  • VM Memory Size
  • VM Memory Ctl
  • VM Memory Swapped
  • VM Memory Shared
  • VM Memory Active
  • VM Memory Overhead
  • VM Uptime
VMware GSX 3.x and Server 1.x VM Metrics
  • Availability
  • Process Virtual Memory Size
  • Process Resident Memory Size
  • Process Page Faults
  • Process Page Faults per Minute
  • Process Cpu System Time
  • Process Cpu System Time per Minute
  • Process Cpu User Time
  • Process Cpu User Time per Minute
  • Process Uptime
  • Process Cpu Total Time
  • Process Cpu Total Time per Minute
  • Process Cpu Usage
VMware V13 Resource Pool Server
  • Availability
  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Balloon
  • Memory Overhead
  • Memory Zero
  • Memory Active
  • Memory Shared
  • Memory Granted
  • Memory Swapped
VMware vSphere Host Platform
  • Availability
  • Uptime
  • CPU Usage (Average)
  • Disk Usage (Average)
  • Highest Disk Latency
  • Memory Usage (Average)
  • Network Usage (Average)
  • CPU Reserved Capacity
  • CPU Throttled (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (15 min. Average)
  • Memory Swap In
  • Memory Swap Out
  • Memory Swap Used
  • Memory Balloon
  • Memory Unreserved
  • Memory Heap
  • Memory Heap Free
  • Memory Overhead
  • Memory Zero
  • Memory Reserved Capacity
  • Memory Active
  • Memory Shared
  • Memory Granted
  • Memory Consumed
  • Memory State
  • Memory Shared Common
  • Memory Used by vmkernel
  • Usage in MHz
  • CPU Core Count Contention
  • Memory Capacity Usage
  • Highest latency
  • Disk Throughput Usage
  • Disk Throughput Contention
VMware vSphere VM Platform
  • Availability
  • Uptime
  • CPU Usage (Average)
  • Disk Usage (Average)
  • Memory Usage (Average)
  • Network Usage (Average)
  • CPU Reserved Capacity
  • CPU Throttled (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (15 min. Average)
  • Memory Swap In
  • Memory Swap Out
  • Memory Swap Target
  • Memory Balloon
  • Memory Swapped
  • Memory Balloon Target
  • Memory Overhead
  • Memory Zero
  • Memory Reserved Capacity
  • Memory Active
  • Memory Shared
  • Memory Granted
  • Memory Consumed
  • CPU Capacity Entitlement
  • Memory Capacity Entitlement
  • Usage in MHz
  • CPU Core Count Contention
  • Memory Capacity Usage
  • Highest latency
  • Disk Throughput Usage
  • Disk Throughput Contention
VMware vSphere Host DS Metrics
  • Availability (Availability) [default=yes]
  • Average read requests per second
  • Average write requests per second
  • Read latency
  • Write latency
  • Storage I/O Control aggregated IOPS
  • Storage I/O Control normalized latency
  • Storage DRS datastore read I/O rate
  • Storage DRS datastore write I/O rate
  • Storage DRS datastore outstanding read requests
  • Storage DRS datastore outstanding write requests
  • Storage I/O Control datastore maximum queue depth
VMware vSphere VM DS Server Metrics
  • Availability
  • Average read requests per second
  • Average write requests per second
  • Read latency
  • Write latency
VMware vCenter Server Metrics
  • Availability
  • Connection Validation Time
VMware V13 VM Server
  • Availability
  • Uptime
  • CPU Usage (Average)
  • Disk Usage (Average)
  • Memory Usage (Average)
  • Network Usage (Average)
  • CPU Throttled (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Throttled (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Running (5 min. Average
  • CPU Running (15 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (1 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (5 min. Average)
  • CPU Active (15 min. Average)
  • Memory Swap Out
  • Memory Swap In
  • Memory Swap Target
  • Memory Swapped
  • Memory Overhead
  • Memory Balloon
  • Memory Balloon Target
  • Memory Zero
  • Memory Active
  • Memory Shared
  • Memory Granted
  • Memory Consumed
VMware V13 VM NIC Server
  • Availability
  • Bytes Sent per Second
  • Bytes Received per Second
  • Packets Sent
  • Packets Received
VMware V13 VM CPU Server
  • Availability
  • CPU Used
  • CPU Guaranteed
  • CPU Extra
  • CPU Ready
  • CPU System
  • CPU Usage (Average)
  • CPU Wait