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vCloud Ecosystem Monitoring Architecture

vCloud Ecosystem Monitoring Architecture

This is a re-post of the VMware blog article I wrote over at http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2012/07/vcloud-ecosystem-monitoring-with-vcenter-operations-and-vfabric-hyperic.html At the beginning of this year, a team within VMware looked at how we could utilise vCenter Operations and vFabric Hyperic to create a vCloud Monitoring solution. The following blog post shows how this architecture fits together and is integrated. I wrote a previous article giving an overview of the integration points, which can be read by clicking here. Architecture The integration of these products relies on a vCloud environment following the vCAT reference architecture. There are numerous articles written on how to design your vCloud environments, which this article will not go in too, however the following diagram depicts the logical representation of a vCloud Environment as taken from the vCAT documentation. The Management Cluster contains all the vCloud Infrastructure Virtual Machines that are required to provide the vCloud ecosystem. The following list depicts the […]

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The ever expanding vCloud Ecosystem - Monitoring

The ever expanding vCloud Ecosystem – Monitoring

I have written previously about the vCloud Ecosystem (part1) (part2), which combines multiple products to make up a vCloud environment. What I want to cover in this article is VMware vC Ops and VMware vFrabic Hyperic integration into this ecosystem product stack. Where do these products fit in? When we look at vC Ops and Hyperic, we need to look at two different aspects of monitoring. Availability and Performance. vC Ops gives us the ability to gather performance data, while Hyperic is used to provide application availability. So how do they integrate? The above diagram demonstrates the different integration points between the vCloud stack.  This can be further expanded upon to also include availability monitoring of the other vCloud components, however this can also be achieved simply by having all these vCloud Management VMs running in a Management Cluster vCenter as per the vCloud Architecture Toolkit and using a vCenter […]

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VMware vCloud Director 101 – Concepts – Part 2

VMware vCloud Director 101 – Concepts – Part 2

This is part 2 of the VMware vCloud Director 101 blog posts I am writing. In Part 1 I explained some of the basic principles of vCloud director, this can be read by clicking here. Within Part 2 and Part 3 we are going to discuss the concepts and constructs within vCloud Director. This will cover definitions you may already have heard of, like Virtual Data Centers (vDCs) or Allocation Models. Part 3 will discuss vCloud Director Allocation Models, and then Part 4 will talk about Networking Concepts. (These really do need articles all by themselves). What is a vCloud? vCloud Director itself does not constitute a vCloud. A vCloud is made up of a number of components including vCloud Director. I have written a number of articles in the past discussing the vCloud Eco-System and its components and how they fit together from a design and integration perspective. For the […]

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