Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment
Monitoring solutions for Virtualized Infrastructure (VI) should evolve to collect, analyze and provide configuration recommendation based on a broader range of operational metrics. A virtualized infrastructure is a complex interaction of hardware (servers, network and storage), hosting variety of multi-tier application with specific service level requirements and governed by their security and compliance policies. Most existing solutions of today monitor and analyze only a subset of these interactions. The analysis and recommendation obtained tend to optimize only particular aspects of the infrastructure and can potentially introduce violations for the others.