The Advantages of vSphere with Operations Management
It’s come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management. Let’s clear things up:
As vSphere environments have grown in size, it’s become increasingly important to efficiently manage virtualized capacity and monitor performance. This is why VMware introduced the product called vSphere with Operations Management. As the name implies, it combines the vSphere virtualization you know and love with some pretty awesome capabilities to make operations simpler, more efficient and less costly.
For the vast majority of you who already run vSphere, upgrading to vSphere with Operations Management is a logical, natural progression—one with a very persuasive rationale
Gain Measurable Benefits Over Running vSphere Alone
40% higher capacity utilization
37% higher server consolidation ratios
30% more hardware savings
26% faster diagnostics and problem resolution
These are research-proven results, and here are the capabilities behind them:
Right-size Your Capacity and Optimize Your Resources
It may come as a surprise (or perhaps not), but something like 90% of all VMs are over-provisioned. vSphere with Operations Management lets you quickly identify which ones.
For each VM, it shows you the allocated amounts of CPU, memory, and disk space—together with the resources actually required to run that particular workload. You can then downsize capacity to the latter levels, reclaiming wasted resources for productive use.
Get Out of “Alert Storms” and into Smart Alerts
When traditional monitoring tools are applied to virtualized environments, administrators get overwhelmed with low-level data and false positives, infamously known as “alert storms.” Enter vSphere with Operations Management. Its patented self-learning performance analytics and dynamic thresholds assimilate the characteristics of your environment and adapt to its behavior. Not so miraculously, all those trivial and inaccurate warnings disappear. When you do get an alert, you can be sure it’s about something you need to look into. Hence the name Smart Alerts: they minimize monitoring requirements so you can devote more time to optimization. Which is operations management the way it should be, right?
Pinpoint Problems Fast with an Intuitive Dashboard
One of the product’s niftiest innovations is an intuitive performance dashboard. Designed on the principle that proactive beats reactive, it rolls up metrics into priority-based indicators that pinpoint performance issues at a glance. You can then quickly drill down deep to diagnose root causes and resolve concerns before they become problems.
Trying Is Believing
We hope we’ve cleared up any confusion about vSphere with Operations Management and the highly compelling reasons to move up from vSphere alone. Of course, the most persuasive case is the one you can make yourself in your own environment—with a free trial of vSphere with Operations Management. Try it now.