VKernel, now part of Dell Software, and the award-winning provider of enterprise-class performance, configuration and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today general availability of vFoglight Storage 2.0, an integrated solution that provides application to disk performance monitoring. This new release will enable server and storage teams to jointly resolve VM performance issues by working from the same data set that unites server and storage performance metrics. vFoglight Storage 2.0 is available for download and will be showcased this week at VMworld 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, October 9-11, at VKernel booth #B406.
Server and Storage Teams use Separate Management Tools That Do Not Integrate Together
In the past, storage administrators tended to use management software that looked at fabrics and storage arrays while server admins tended to use management applications that monitored servers. While less than ideal, the one-to-one mapping of hosts to LUNs at least provided some measure of simplification. Virtualization upended this less than perfect system by eliminating the easy linkage between storage and operating systems with the addition of virtual datastores. With virtualization, storage administrators have lost the ability to determine what applications are hitting which spindles just as server admins have lost the ability to tell which physical storage components are being utilized by their applications.
vFoglight Storage 2.0 Integrates Server and Storage Data to Provide End-to-End Monitoring
vFoglight Storage 2.0 is designed to bridge this gap by combining and analyzing information from storage arrays and fabrics with the information contained within VMware vCenter. This new release provides a holistic view of the storage from the application through the virtualization layer to the physical disk spindle. This universal visibility enables server and storage administrators to literally get on the same page when managing, planning and troubleshooting virtual machine performance.
vFoglight Storage 2.0 also adds:
- Compatibility with the EMC VNX and Dell Compellent platforms
- Full data and UI integration into vOPS Server Enterprise
“We’re excited to provide server administrators with the ability to jointly troubleshoot performance issues with their storage counterparts,” said Alex Rosemblat, Product Marketing Manager, VKernel. “This vFoglight Storage release will link the previously separate server and storage performance data sets to provide a unique, integrated solution for the market.”
vFoglight Storage 2.0 is available now for a 30-day trial from www.vkernel.com and www.quest.com. Pricing starts at $499 per socket.