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Getting Started Monitoring Your Virtual Servers

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Virtual architecture is a great investment for organizations to make for their network infrastructure. At the same time, it presents an issue when thinking about how to properly monitor these virtual machines.

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Virtual architecture is a great investment for organizations to make for their network infrastructure. At the same time, it presents an issue when thinking about how to properly monitor these virtual machines. Here are some great ways to use a network monitor tool to properly analyze these ever-increasing virtual environments.

  1. First, you will need to acquire the proper tools to monitor virtual environments. One such tool would be this free VM Monitor. Try it out and see if it works for you just to get started.
  2. Taking a look at this VM Monitor tool, you will see that it is capable of drilling down into a VMWare ESX virtual Server and giving you information about its vital stats, such as CPU usage, memory and network traffic. You can even take a look at the status of each VM with a quick glance by adding them individually into the tool and have them as line items.
  3. Although the free VM Monitor tool is helpful, it is possible that you may need full-fledged monitoring tools in order for you to get the best metrics on what is happening inside your network. If this is the case, you may want to get a free trial of an enterprise network performance management system.
  4. With a package like this, you will be able to get down to the core networking fundamentals running your VMs: things like latency and graphic representations as well as memory utilization. There are deep performance statistics that you can use with a piece of software like this.

So there you have it. If you need resources in order to properly do network monitoring, then these two tools are a great place to start. Also, take a look at this overview on how to manage virtual infrastructures. It’s only a few minutes, and worth your time to check out.

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