The Virtualization Monitor
To monitor a virtualization platform such as VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Solaris LDoms AIX LPARs, etc., you need a virtualization monitor. In the eG license, this is referred to as a premium monitor. The number of licenses required is equal to the number of virtualized servers to be monitored. This implies that the licensing is not based on the number of CPU cores or sockets on the servers, its memory configuration, or the number of virtual machines (VMs) that are hosted on the server. With a single virtualization monitor, an administrator can monitor the hypervisor as well as the VMs. For the VMs, eG Enterprise provides its patent-pending In-N-Out monitoring view that allows the administrator to see the portion of physical resources that a VM is using as well as the portion of virtual resources that each application running inside the VM is consuming.