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. [...]"