FrameFlow - VMWare ESX Monitoring
Monitoring the Health and Performance of Your VMware Hosts and Guests
The benefits of virtualization are obvious and it now plays a huge role in almost all organizations with a significant IT infrastructure. There are many virtualization solutions available but VMware has established itself as the leader at the high end of the spectrum.
To help you monitor the health and performance of your VMware assets, FrameFlow includes dedicated event monitors for VMware ESX, VMware ESXi and VMware Server.
VMware Host Monitoring Options
FrameFlow's VMware event monitors communicate directly with the VMware kernel to get host-level data for the health and performance of the overall system.
It can warn about excessive network bandwidth usage, overall CPU usage, disk IO performance and available space on data stores. It also records data points for all of these metrics on each run and builds graphs showing long term trends and patterns.
VMware Guest Monitoring Options
FrameFlow also collects data about each VMware guest. Unlike other products it gets the guest metrics from the VMware kernel thereby ensuring accuracy. It can monitor and warn based on guest CPU usage, network bandwidth, disk I/O rates and memory usage. It can also warn about excessive numbers of snapshots or warn about VMs that have been powered off.
Integrated VMware Management Options
More than just VMware monitoring, FrameFlow adds management too. Add your VMware host as a network device, set the device type VMware and a new tab will appear for the device showing all of the VMs for the host. A menu lets you start, shutdown, reboot, pause or resume one or more VMs without ever having to leave the FrameFlow interface.