How to Benefit from Analyzing Virtualization Performance

How to Benefit from Analyzing Virtualization Performance


To get a better insight into server and VM performance, we are beginning to see a push for tools that can use this data to give admins reports and help them improve efficiency and productivity. Tools like CloudPhysics and vCenter Log Insight are both designed to help admins parse this data and improve performance, security and efficiency. Using the right tracking settings and metrics will help IT target specific data points, which will then help to isolate long-term trends. Identifying problems is more about isolating the “where” rather than the what. Through the identification of these trends, admins can then adjust their servers to accommodate for actions like excessive virtual machine migrations. After adjustments are made thanks to the analysis of the data, IT will have more time to accomplish necessary, yet often forgotten tasks like preventative maintenance and updating of systems.


Brian Kirsch IT architect and instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College

Brian Kirsch is an IT Architect and Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, focusing primarily on the virtualization and storage environments. He has been in information technology for over 15 years and worked with VMware products for more than seven years. Brian holds multiple certifications from Microsoft, CommVault, VMware and EMC, he also sits on the VMware Customer Council.

28 Jul 2014
29 Jul 2014
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