Monitoring Nutanix Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Monitor Nutanix AHV performance, correlate with performance of VMs and applications running on the VMs. Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and get recommendations for right-sizing and planning.

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Nutanix AHV Performance Monitoring

The concept of web-scale IT has caught up with enterprises that are beginning to grow their IT infrastructure and operations, and the adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure has made it easy to scale with increased flexibility, easier management, and lesser CAPEX costs.

Nutanix AHV Virtual Computing Platform converges computing and storage into a hardware appliance that runs virtual workloads using the native Nutanix AHV Acropolis hypervisor, VMware ESX vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Citrix XenServer. This distributed computing architecture gives the ability to add needed resources on-demand.

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As with any hardware infrastructure, Nutanix AHV nodes experience performance bottlenecks, and IT staff needs to keep constant vigil on the hyper-converged framework, identify bottlenecks and fix issues.

Nutanix AHV Prism management software gives monitoring insight into the Nutanix AHV Acropolis hypervisor environment. But Prism is not sufficient for organizations that virtualize their Nutanix AHV infrastructure on VMware ESX, Hyper-V, or XenServer. Plus, it is important to monitor actual application workloads that are running on Nutanix AHV so the application architects and service owners can avoid performance degradation for end-users.

After thorough research, we selected Nutanix AHV and eG Innovations as preferred vendors for our Future Workspace offering. The superb integration of Nutanix AHV and the eG Enterprise monitoring platform provides easy performance monitoring and management capabilities, resulting in positive business outcomes for us and our customers.

Mark OlijAlliance & Business Development Manager, PQR

Key Features of eG Enterprise

Unified Infrastructure Monitoring from a Single Tool

eG Enterprise delivers total performance visibility throughout your Nutanix AHV infrastructure including key components, such as hypervisor, virtual machines, operating system, server resources (memory, CPU, etc.) and storage disks, clusters, and containers managed by Nutanix.

Key features:

  • Automatically discovers your Nutanix AHV stack and supported infrastructure
  • Dynamically maps applications running on virtual machines (VM) to Nutanix AHV infrastructure dependencies (application-to-VM and VM-to-hypervisor)
  • Correlates application and virtualization performance, and pinpoints the root cause of performance problems.

Monitoring Nutanix AHV Acropolis

eG Enterprise uses Nutanix AHV REST API to interact with Prism software to collect performance metrics of Nutanix AHV Acropolis hypervisor, the controller VM (CVM) and other virtual machines running on Acropolis. eG Enterprise adopts an agentless monitoring approach leveraging its out-of-the-box integration with Nutanix.

  • Monitor health and powered-on state of Acropolis virtual machines
  • Track resource utilization metrics and be the first to know when VMs run out of capacity
  • Capture usage trends inside the VM, and identify which applications are consuming more resources
  • Get alerted to configuration changes in the Nutanix AHV infrastructure
  • Get out-of-the-box reports on Acropolis performance and analyze trends over time

Capacity Planning and Virtualization Right-Sizing

Leverage built-in reports in eG Enterprise to analyze how much resources are being consumed by the virtual machines (outside view of VM), and what application workload and processes are hogging resources within the VMs (inside view of VM). Perform ‘what-if’ analysis and determine how many more VMs can be supported on each host and when you will need to invest in additional Nutanix AHV nodes based on business demand.

Whether you are using Nutanix AHV on the KVM-based Acropolis hypervisor, VMware ESX vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Citrix XenServer, eG Enterprise has got you covered.

Virtualization Monitoring

eG Enterprise specializes in delivering deep performance diagnosis and analytical insights for 200+ packaged applications out of the box. Using its correlative intelligence, eG Enterprise automatically maps and lets you visualize your application delivery stream—from the application to VM to storage clusters. Easy drill-downs and intuitive dashboards allow you to identify bottlenecks in just a few clicks.

Supported applications include Citrix, SAP, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics, Exchange, Active Directory, and more. See all supported technologies.

Key Nutanix AHV Performance Questions Answered

  • Are Nutanix AHV nodes properly sized in the Nutanix AHV architecture?
  • Which VMs are powered on, which are not?
  • How is the resource allocation in the Nutanix AHV cluster?
  • Which VMs are causing most IOPS and why?
  • What are the top processes consuming high CPU inside the VMs?
  • What is the storage pool disk utilization and how much free space is left?
  • Are Nutanix AHV Prism services up and available?
Nutanix AHV Performance Metrics: Monitoring with eG Enterprise

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