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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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vCloud Director Monitoring - Which processes to watch

vCloud Director Monitoring – Which processes to watch

Recently I wrote an article about Monitoring a vCloud Eco-System and a provided an overview of how you can monitor this Eco-system using vCenter Operations Manager and vFabric Hyperic.  Since that article was released people have been asking which processes and services they should monitor on the vCD cells to provide availability metrics. The table below shows which processes should be monitored.  The table also shows the location of the executable path. Process Name Executable Path vmware-vcd-watchdog /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/ vmware-vcd-log-collection-agent /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/ java /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/jre/bin/ privband /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/ In-conjunction with the processes above, the three services listed below should also be monitored. vmware-guestd vmware-vcd-watchdog vmware-vcd-cell You can also monitor the availability of the http service of a vCD cell by following this url: https://{cellhostname}/cloud/server_status  This will show you the following output on screen if accessed through a web browser.  

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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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