Specifically, Brocade has collaborated with VMware to develop the Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite™, which automatically sends real-time SAN health and performance metrics information from Brocade SAN fabrics into vCenter Operations Management Suite. The integration leverages the unique behavioral learning functionality in vCenter Operations Management Suite to provide useful baseline metrics and trending information for data traffic, as well as identifying SAN bottlenecks between servers and storage to enable more proactive application performance monitoring. This further simplifies SAN operations management and lowers operational costs by reducing the time to troubleshoot issues -- thereby resulting in faster recovery and increased availability of VM-resident applications.
According to Gartner, "SAN fabrics are a critical part of the IT infrastructure and, therefore, must be actively monitored. As servers are consolidated using hypervisors in virtual server environments, greater demands are placed on the storage infrastructure, because each physical server contains more applications and uses more SAN fabric resources. As a result, the loss of a storage connection to a single physical server that hosts many virtual hosts has a greater service impact."1
"Today IT staff have limited visibility into the Fibre Channel SAN from VMware management tools, leading to more time spent troubleshooting issues and increased downtime, degraded application performance, and underutilized resources," said
At VMworld, the company will demonstrate the Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for vCenter Operations Management Suite in the Brocade booth (#1513) at the
Brocade Fabric Vision technology serves as the foundation to the Brocade SAN Analytics integration into vCenter Operations Management Suite. Brocade Fabric Vision technology delivers innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management capabilities to maximize network uptime, simplify SAN management, and provide unprecedented visibility and insight across the storage network.
As the enabling technology for the Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack, Brocade Fabric Vision features utilized for vCenter Operations Management Suite analytics are:
"Storage plays an important role in highly virtualized data centers," said
vCenter Operations Management Suite applies patented analytics to integrated performance, capacity and configuration management for cloud infrastructure to deliver quality of service, operational efficiency and continuous compliance for dynamic hybrid cloud infrastructure and business critical applications.
1 Gartner, "Recommendations for SAN Fabric Dashboards,"
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