“Application XYZ is slow. Fix it.”
How many times have you heard a request similar to that? With so many moving parts, it’s not a trivial task to diagnose what’s really going on. Thanks to the popularity of virtualization in data centers, your job is not getting any easier. There are many factors, such as application, network or server performance, that can affect the end user experience. In a virtual environment, you also have to look at utilization of the virtual machine, physical server, cluster, resource pool and sometimes even the entire virtual environment as a whole. So where should you begin? It’s almost like you need an extra eye to keep track of everything!
Hot off the stove is the release of up.time 7 . A major enhancement to up.time 7 is the addition of the global network dashboard. Taking a peek at the global network dashboard gives you immediate insight into what’s going on in your network. It displays the network bandwidth (both in & out), the latency, number of errors and discards in catchy colourful dials so you can quickly visualize the performance and health of your network. Underneath the dials shows the top 10 bottlenecks for each metric so you can identify the devices that are slowing down your network. In addition, the global active issues list instantly shows any outages in your network. So if the network is the cause of why your end user feels the application is “performance-challenged”, the brand new network dashboard will be invaluable to you.
So why did I call this post “The Complete IT Dashboard“? Network alone, of course, does not make up the entire IT infrastructure. As mentioned, there are many other components to a data center. up.time enables you to dive into all aspects in your environment. How does it do that? This is the first post of the series so make sure you stay tuned! If you want to jump ahead and see what up.time can do in your environment, download it and start managing your infrastructure through a “single pane of glass”!