Cloud Manager v1.0

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Nov 20, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Cloud Manager v1.0


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November 2011
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Management Challenges in the Cloud


It is difficult to understand
performance problems find
a solution.


No correlation across
siloed

monitoring tools.


Optimizing IT infrastructure
is difficult.


The search for an Open
Architecture


Holistic approach


Broader and better choice


Greater cost
-
effectiveness


Maximize flexibility



Architecture

Technology

Products



vCumulus Cloud Manager


Performance analysis tool for infrastructure administrators


Flexible integration with many platforms


Enterprise scalability


Performance analytics


Capacity management


Proactive alerts


Informative dashboards


Built for Clouds

Why vCumulus Cloud Manager?


Administrators spent most time isolating performance issues


Larger scale, larger problem domain


No co
-
relation of data


Issues with distributed roles


“Not my problem” issues


Each just monitor/report his own domain


Vendor specific tools address unable to provide a clear
picture


No/little integration with other tools


Only address a subset of issues


What customers need?


Elegance


Use information technology in the most effective way, helping the
business to reach its goals.


Simplicity


Ease of learning and ease of use.


Clarify issues and explain problems.


Integration


Making various components appear similar to the user.


Holistic concept


The Old Ways of Troubleshooting

It is hard to co
-
relate information

Need for an Analytical Tool

Enterprise
Scalability

Applications

Virtualization
Layer

Hardware
Platforms

Storage
Systems

Networking
Systems

Platforms

Servers

Disk
Groups

Storage
Systems

Networks

Virtual
Machines

End
-
to
-
End Monitoring

The
vCumulus

Approach


Timely data monitoring


Virtualization layer


Servers


Network


Storage


Operating Systems


Change events


Data analysis


Understands your infrastructure


Provide suggestions to problems


Predicts behavior


Scheduled reports

Cloud Manager


Architecture [Preview]

A typical troubleshooting workflow

Received
complaint from
user

Find application

Look at
performance
metrics

Search for
abnormal
behaviors

Try to figure out
the problem

Open
management
console

Search for related
objects

Export
performance data

Open N x
performance data
table

Try to understand
the data

Identify the
problem issue

Apply what you
think fixes the
problem

Monitor
performance again

Repeat the
process until
situation improves

Open
management
console

Search for related
objects

Export
performance data

Open
management
console

Search for related
objects

Export
performance data

Troubleshooting with Cloud Manager

Received
complaint
from user

Search for
application

Look at health
status

Analyze
performance
data

Perform
comparison if
required

Identify the
problem issue

Solve the
problem

Check health
status again

Reduces steps from

exporting data from

various management

console

Troubleshooting with Cloud Manager (Objective)

Received an
alert
notification

Look at
dashboard

Zoom in to the
“reds”

Check and
apply
suggestions

Problem
solved

Proactive alerts identify problems before user notices it.

Screenshots

Screenshots

Screenshots

Health status tells about health of object

Quickly identified this object is suffering from memory issues

Screenshots

Customize chart for comparison based on

time period, entity, metrics