IT Management: SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Uses VM Performance to Estimate Amazon EC2 Costs

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-06-27
 
 
 

Estimate

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager uses performance data and cost templates to estimate what it would cost to run VMware virtual infrastructure on Amazon Web Services EC2 platform.

Estimate

Dashboard

The dashboard view can be configured with a wide variety of widgets including some shown here that track VMware cluster capacity.

Dashboard

Configure

The configuration summary shows that we are running 7 powered on VMs, which is how SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is licensed.

Configure

Completed

Reports can be scheduled, run and then downloaded for distribution.

Completed

Content

A wide variety of factors can be tracked and used as the basis of reports.

Content

VM CPU Utilization

This report shows virtual machine utilization by resource pool in our test VMware vSphere infrastructure.

VM CPU Utilization

Before

Using Time Travel I can see that we had a VMware cluster with no resources on 6/23.

Before

After

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager correctly tracked the addition of resources to our test VMware environment including two physical hosts and twenty-two virtual machines.

After

Not the Only Game in Town

Here are the native performance indicators supplied by VMware vCenter. While there are many niceties in the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, its not the only way to get performnace statistics. This slide also show our test environment in a format that is likely more familiar to VMware operators.

Not the Only Game in Town

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