Vizioncore Revs VMware vFoglight

Supplier to VMware environments adds more performance management to its monitoring tool.

Charles Babcock

January 9, 2010

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Vizioncore, a third-party supplier of tools for VMware's ESX hypervisor environment, has announced the 6.0 version of its virtual machine performance tracking software, vFoglight.

The 6.0 version captures and simplifies representations of the virtual infrastructure, allowing administrators to more easily view both the physical and virtualized components of a data center server. It shows the relationships between the components.

Tyler Jewell, VP products, said the 6.0 version of the tool shows performance issues related to the configuration of a particular component. It can diagnose which of several parts is generating a slowdown and identify a possible remedy. And it can measure the service level being provided by a virtual machine, perform chargeback for its use, and report key information on its operation to the system administrator and the business user owner of the virtual machine.

The performance monitoring provided by vFoglight can be used for capacity planning, showing administrators levels of usage of existing virtual machines, and allowing them to project when additional resources will be needed. It can also help guarantee delivery of service levels called for by end users or customers.

The 6.0 tool gives "administrators the clarity to easily identify and resolve problems that affect performance," Jewell said in the recent announcement. The upgrade reflects increased emphasis on virtual machine performance management by a company which is primarily known for its backup and recovery tool for VMware environments, vRanger Pro.

Vizioncore is a subsidiary of Quest Software and is one of the few third party suppliers to the VMware environment that can do cross vendor conversions of ESX Server virtual machines. Its vConverter tool can translate virtual files between VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual Iron's open source Xen-based hypervisor and Citrix Systems XenServer. Virtual Iron is now owned by Oracle.

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