Essential Database Visibility for VMware Projects
IT needs additional visibility when databases are moved from physical to virtual servers. VMware tools do not cover the database layer, and conventional database tools cannot capture meaningful resource information from virtual servers. DBAs cannot manage what they cannot see. IgniteVM removes the
availability and performance uncertainty that comes with shifting critical databases from physical servers to VMware.
IgniteVM is the only VMware performance monitoring tool that exposes the multiple layers of the database and virtual machine architecture, including database instance, virtual server and physical host server resources. By knowing what changes in the virtual server impact CPU, memory, or I/O, a DBA can ensure reliable
operations and service levels.
5 Key Risks of Running Databases on VMware
|VMware Obscures DBA Visibility - IgniteVM Restores it|
|Inaccurate metrics||All the server level statistics DBAs depend on, such as CPU, I/O, and memory resources are no longer accurate on a virtual server. IgniteVM shows the real resource pool.|
|Dynamically changing resources||Physical resources can change fast, and without the DBA knowing that resources have been re-allocated. IgniteVM gives the DBA notice.|
|No control over host resources||A new VM on the same host can steal resources and affect the database. IgniteVM shows the DBA when this is happening.|
|No Management system visibility||DBAs cannot see the vCenter console, but with IgniteVM performance monitoring tool, they can see essential parameters and statistics affecting their VM and database, with no vCenter accees needed.|
|Silos between DBAs and VM administrators||DBAs and VMware administrators often don't share information, but IgniteVM brings the database layer and server layers together, to improve communications and problem solving|