Operations Manager is the foundation of VMTurbo’s unified control platform. Engineering and operations teams use it for capacity planning, workload reservation & deployment, and run-time performance assurance and efficiency.
- Continuously assure workload performance by preventatively realigning resources (before degradations occur)
- Maximize infrastructure utilization with performance-driven capacity management & planning
- Reserve & deploy new workloads without disrupting existing apps
- Agentless, self-contained virtual instance typically deploys in 30 minutes (regardless of scale)
Real-Time Performance Assurance
Operations Manager orchestrates workloads in the environment based on real-time VM demand, resource availability, and business continuity constraints.
Within one hour of deployment, VMTurbo will identify performance issues in your environment and provide specific actions to remedy the issues. Show More >>
- Intelligent Workload Management: Preventative placement, sizing, and capacity actions across hosts, clusters, and datastores to prevent queuing, latency, ballooning, increase application resiliency, and maximize service continuity.
- No Adverse Ripple Effects: Understand the impact of actions before they are executed to avoid introducing new bottlenecks
- Workload Multiplexing: Identify workloads with coincident load spikes and place them on separate physical hosts or datastores to prevent contention and enable high VM density
- Workload Tiering: Classify VMs as Gold, Silver, Bronze. If resources are constrained, bronze VMs are throttled and gold VMs are prioritized to assure mission critical performance.
- Fully Configurable Change Windows:: Automate most actions under fully configurable change windows. Fully integrates with IT service desks such as BMC Remedy and HP Service Manager.
- See Capacity Cliffs: Use trends, plans, and reservations to deliver recommendations before new resources must be provisioned, leaving you runway to order new hardware.
- Storage Tiering Support: Works with your storage policies. For example, if a virtual machine uses a datastore within a storage cluster, all actions are constrained by that cluster.
- High Availability Support: Recognizes and respects dedicated- and shared-failover vSphere HA configurations in the HA cluster. Through VMM, HA support is provided for Hyper-V environments as well.
- Cluster Flattening: With the Cloud Module, seamlessly move workloads across clusters to utilize available headroom without contention risk.
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Run As Efficiently As Possible
Real-time performance-based capacity analysis ensures planning scenarios map one-to-one with current and future operations.
On average, VMTurbo customers increase VM density by 20-40% through software-driven real-time workload sizing and placement. Show More >>
- Plan sizing, capacity, & placement simultaneously, based on the real-time environment. Allows engineering team to guarantee QoS, and incorporate all business constraints, while never overspending on HW to support the applications
- Safely reclaim wasted resources, including unused memory, CPU, and storage. These resize actions can be taken in a manual fashion, automated on a schedule, or automated 24/7.
- Create VM templates based on actual workloads for capacity planning and headroom forecasts
- Headroom analysis including trending analysis of environment growth
Incredible Dashboards & Reporting Ability
VMTurbo provides one-click sharing of dashboards and reports to provide information to internal and external stakeholders such as application owners, storage team, and business executives. Show More >>
- Custom dashboards and reports to monitor performance at VM, host, cluster, datastore, and datacenter hierarchies
- Scoped views to give stakeholders like storage, networking, and application teams access to live dashboards about workload resource demand and available capacity
- Service Provider Multi-Tenancy – Service providers can flexibly manage views and/or metrics within views that are shared with subscribers
- Export PDF and XLS reports – one-click export of any dashboard or report to PDF or Excel
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New Workload Reservations & Deployment
Determine the best place to deploy new application workloads based on their projected demand and existing application workload demand within clusters. Show More >>
- Workload reservations: Reserve space in the infrastructure for upcoming application deployments; be alerted if infrastructure can no longer support the anticipated load; upon deployment, identify on which targets (clusters, hosts, and datastores) each new VM should be deployed.
- Self-service provisioning: Integrates with cloud management platforms including vCAC, OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMM to place new VMs directly in the right cluster, datastore, and host depending on the anticipated load, so that existing workloads are not impacted. New VMs can be based on custom or pre-defined templates.
Capacity Planning & Business Continuity
VMTurbo’s capacity planning and datacenter simulation suite can answer any “what if” question. How much hardware, what kind of hardware, and when you’ll need it, whether it’s a new application, and new business continuity policy, or a new datacenter project.Show More >>
- Assure N+x high availability continuity at all times, even in dynamic environments
- Incorporate growth and HA together before the environment is out of compliance
- Automatically prioritize mission critical applications if environment resources become constrained
- Test fault tolerance such as host failure, or a DR event
- Produce a fail over plan with detailed workload placements; save the plan and generate it on a regular basis
- Automatically manage the DR environment in the event of a disaster
Simulation of Load under Host Failure
Dead Easy, Agentless Deployment
VMTurbo is a VM that sits within the environment, and can then see and act upon (if allowed to do so) any virtual or cloud environment it’s pointed to.
After the 500MB OVF download, you need to deploy the image through your vCenter. (If you’re using different hypervisor, you can pick the appropriate image for Hyper-V, Xen or RHEV.)
The appliance will get an IP from your DHCP server (optionally, you can assign static IP). You can find the assigned IP in vCenter’s VM Summary view, or in the login banner for the appliance console. Navigate to the IP in a web browser and login with:
The setup wizard will guide you through connecting the appliance to vCenter, VMM, or other platforms. A detailed user guide is also available from within the interface.
Resource Requirements (click image for larger view)
A single instance of VMTurbo will manage 8,000 – 10,000 VMs. Larger environments should deploy multiple instances, which are aggregated together. In smaller environments, VMTurbo will automatically rightsize itself and giveback unneeded resources.
Extend into your stack with our control modules
Operations Manager controls workloads at the hypervisor level. VMTurbo can also connect to your storage, network, cloud, and applications through “control modules,” which extend Operations Manager’s control into these other layers of the stack.