Are You Monitoring Your Monitoring Tool for Your Virtualized Environment?
In my latest blog “Less Troubleshooting or Less Troubles” I questioned the goal of modern monitoring tools to collect as much data as possible with the highest level of granularity. I argued that the monitoring market is so caught up in the race for more data, it has forgotten its true purpose – keeping your virtualized environment performant and efficient.
A week had passed, and as if responding to my blog, VMware published another blogpost; “Customizing vROps: Decide Which Metrics to Collect”. This blog discusses different ways to reduce the amount of data collected by vROps in order to improve the performance of its cluster (!!) and the team’s ability to interpret the number of metrics collected.
Before we talk about the blog, let’s take a few minutes to think about what it means to keep your virtualized environment performant and efficient.
Performance is an easy goal to define (but very hard to achieve). Our business is driven by the way our applications perform, so a performant environment is an environment where users get the service they need from the applications quickly and consistently.
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