September 16, 2011 - Source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Q&A with Dirk Paessler of Paessler AG


How is network monitoring in virtual environments different from standard network monitoring?

"In non-virtualized environments, you must ensure that each and every application has enough disk space, memory and CPU capacity at its disposal; whereas, in virtual environments, you can dynamically assign these resources to the different applications. This means you can almost treat all servers and storage units in a virtual environment as one powerful computer.

Additionally, virtual monitoring has four layers. [...]"

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