HP vPV – Cloud Monitoring

As mentioned in a recent blog, A REAL-TIME VIRTUALIZATION DASHBOARD IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES WITH HP VPV, deploying an efficient and effective virtualization monitoring solution is often perceived as a long and complex process. Add to that the perception that a monitoring solution is expensive and odds are that it never gets implemented. I believe several admins could relate to this statement. The goal of this blog is to raise monitoring and management awareness, highlight a tool that could help you with your Cloud Monitoring initiative and identify the key features.

As virtualizaton has become a normality now more than ever monitoring and management of this infrastructure becomes critical . IT departments can not continue to deploy and forget, a typical methodology used by several organizations :) Ensuring the performance of business services has become more critical, as a growing percentage of applications and workloads are moved to virtualized infrastructure, private cloud services, and hybrid environments. As the HP team has released a new version of vPV, I will be highlighting key points and new features.

Key Reasons – Why HP vPV

  • One tool, many environments – Heterogeneous Support is key. Why be tied in to a vendor or a platform. Monitoring and Management is not an initiative that is kept silo-ed.
    Hypervisors: VMware vCenter, Microsoft® Hyper-V, KVM, and Xen
    Cloud environments: OpenStack (private cloud deployments only) and HP Public Cloud
  • Fast time to value - As mentioned in my first blog, a virtualization dashboard in less than 30 minutes. HP has also reduced download size (~800 MB) for virtual appliance which was the longest part of the install!
  • Easy to use for rapid results - HP vPV utilizes tree maps which are visual analytic representations of data trees.The HP vPV tree map visualizations quickly identify “hot spots” for performance, resource utilization, and capacity
  • Placement and Optimization - Now vPV offers you a way to identify virtual machines that are over-sized or under-sized and recommends cpu, memory and storage size for the VMs.
  • Guest OS Drilldown – Drill down into the VM and find out exactly what service is causing the performance problem.
  • Enterprise-class, integrated solution – For those companies that have invested in HP BSM, you could leverage HP vPV as part of a long term broad solution.

Feel free to read Ramkumar Devanathan blog as he takes a deeper dive into these new features.

Vendor lock in is not an option when choosing a monitoring and management solution. Today, VMware might be your virtualization platform of choice however tomorrow might lead you to the cloud. HP’s vPV solution is all about NO VENDOR LOCK-IN. It provides you with choice, confidence, and consistency. It ensures choice by supporting a wide range of virtualized and cloud environments to help eliminate vendor lock-in. HP vPV delivers fast and easy performance management and root cause analysis to enhance confidence. It offers consistency by delivering long-term value, whether HP vPV is implemented as a standalone tool or integrated with a broader HP solution. This powerful tool can scale from very small to large configurations seamlessly and cost-effectively.

Available as a free tool and free trial

vPV community edition is a free tool for yourself, so that you can use it in your environment
for monitoring up to 25 OS instance. Also try vPV trial version for free and experience the full benefits before you buy. Another option is Speak to one of the CTC virtualization experts and have them install it in your environment for FREE.

Related Links and Videos

HP vPV Landing Page
HP vPV DataSheet


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