Virtualization Monitoring Tools for Server Rooms and Data Centers are required as a part of system management. Previously we wrote about the softwares needed for Virtualization, now here are the best tools for monitoring virtual environments. As because of the merge of physical and virtual servers, the complexity has increased in the server rooms and virtualization monitoring requires new approaches.
Why we need special Virtualization Monitoring ?
As because a single physical server (for example a dedicate server) does only 20% work that of a Server that deploys Virtualization Technology, it faces various issues like overheating. This complexity has created the need of special Virtualization Monitoring Tools.
Examples of Virtualization Monitoring Tools
VMware vCenter : This Virtualization Monitoring Tool provides centralized management console for VMware including charts to monitor the performance of CPU, the network utilization and real time monitoring.
Citrix XenCenter : This Virtualization Monitoring Tool comes bundled with XenServer.
Hyper-V Manager : Hyper-V Manager is a Virtualization Monitoring Tool from Microsoft.
Quest vFoglight : This is a well known Virtualization Monitoring Tool which has numerous features.
Conclusion for Virtualization Monitoring Tools
One or another Virtualization Monitoring Tool is needed for proper monitoring of a virtualized environment. Unfortunately, most reliable Virtualization Monitoring Tools are premium options. Citrix XenCenter and Hyper-V Manager comes as bundled software.