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PRTG monitors CPU load, memory usage, disk speed, and other performance data of your VM
What is VMware monitoring?
iVirtualization is the process of creating a virtual version of something like computer hardware. It involves using specialized software to create a virtual or software-created version of a computing resource rather than the actual version of the same resource.
VMware monitoring allows you to keep a constant eye on important application and performance data of your virtual machine (VM). This includes parameters like CPU load, memory usage or downtime. By monitoring VMware you are always up to date with the performance of your virtual machines.
Virtualization is a crucial part of many IT environments and an effective way to reduce expenses while boosting efficiency and flexibility of your business. It allows you to distribute applications and databases over different servers, networks, and locations. To avoid downtimes and ensure a good overall performance, you should monitor your VMware servers and all of your virtual machines.
VMware Monitoring with PRTG allows you to keep track of all parts of your virtual environment - from the host server to the applications running on each VM.
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Keep track of everything
Virtualization is only a good idea if you can keep an eye on CPU load, disk usage, performance, and network utilization of your VM. If there's an issue there, then there will also be an issue with the virtual machines - which means that soon you'll find yourself struggling with compounding problems. With a comprehensive monitoring tool, any potential trouble spots will be visible at all times.
Be informed of issues promptly
If too many virtual machines run on one host, this can lead to system overload and performance issues. With PRTG Network Monitor, you can set customized thresholds at 75%, for example. If these thresholds are crossed, PRTG sends a notification by e-mail, SMS, Push or API - whatever you'd like. And so you learn about problems before your clients or coworkers are aware that anything is wrong.
performance monitoring software
We have been a certified technology partner of VMware for several years. This gives us detailed insight into VMware. Thanks to our specific device templates, we can quickly and easily integrate our PRTG Network Monitor into your infrastructure.
This occurs with the help of our "sensors" - measuring points which monitor particular aspects of a device like CPU load or memory allocation. Using these, PRTG can monitor every detail of your virtual environment. The following sensors are currently available for monitoring VMware:
PRTG makes VMware monitoring easy
iWhat is a sensor?
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
Monitors a virtual machine (VM) on a VMware host server via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). This sensor displays a single virtual machine's CPU load and memory usage, disk read and write speed, and network transmission speed.
VMware Host Hardware (WBEM) Sensor
With the PRTG VMware Host Hardware sensors, you can monitor the performance of an ESX/ESXi server. This sensor displays the host server's temperature, current power consumption, fan rotations per minute (RPM), battery voltage, and health status.
The PRTG VMware Host Hardware Status sensor monitors the health of your host system. The sensor displays the total number of objects in "normal," "warning," and "alert," status just as the vSphere client reports.
VMware Datastore (SOAP) Sensor
Use the VMware Datastore sensor to keep an eye on hard drive usage and the status of your data store.
The VMware Host Performance (SOAP) sensor monitors a VMware host server using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
Reliable ESX and VM monitoring
While ESX Host Server sensors only work directly with your VMware ESX 5+ server and its parent devices, you can use the PRTG VMware Virtual Machine (SOAP) sensor in two different ways:
- To communicate directly with a VMware ESX (i) host server in order to monitor the virtual machines running on it
- To communicate with a VMware vCenter installation in order to monitor all of the virtual machines being managed by the vCenter server
Monitoring the vCenter server allows you to continue to monitor virtual machines directly even after they change physical hosts with vMotion.
We use VMware for our own environments, every day. This provides us with deep understanding of an administrator's problems and needs with respect to VMware monitoring.
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PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
PRTG simplifies your day
Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
PRTG saves worry
Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
Better utilizationUnvirtualized servers often use less than 20% of the server capacity. This means that administrators can increase their server utilization by up to 80% by virtualizing.
More flexibilityIf you need more capacity in the short term, all it takes is a few mouse clicks. This saves time and is significantly more flexible. As a result, you can generally avoid any cumbersome purchasing transactions.
Reduced energy costsEvery kilowatt used generates warmth and thus requires corresponding cooling. This, in turn, creates high energy
costs and the service life of the data center is reduced.
Reduced maintenance costs
Server maintenance costs and expenses are also reduced with virtualization. It is possible to reduce the footprint of your hardware, which means you'll also save on space costs.
The new role of the administrator
With a virtualization strategy, administrators show that they act with costs in mind. They use new technology and are among the innovators. With monitoring, they have total control over any potential system failures - and thereby reduce risks.
Hosted Monitoring: PRTG is also available as hosted monitoring solution (Monitoring as a Service). The cloud based tool is up and running within minutes and offers the full range of preconfigured PRTG sensors. Read more about that here >
Packet Loss: PRTG analyzes data packets and displays the data packet loss rate. In the event a critical value is exceeded, you’ll automatically receive an alert.
MySQL Monitoring: PRTG lets you keep a constant eye on your MySQL databases. See all important SQL queries at a glance and get prompt notifications in the event of errors.
VMware vRealize vs. PRTG: Unlike VMware vRealize Operations, PRTG offers monitoring of your virtual machines on different levels and keeps track of your physical servers, server hardware, and much more.
Be alerted quickly
PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed about network issues. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.
The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.
PRTG won't wait to let you know if "VMware is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.
“Hey Dieter, what kind of advice would you give to an administrator who wants to monitor VMware with PRTG?”
“I'd use both our VMware VM sensors as well as vSphere host and environment sensors. If there are problems with the host, then the virtual services are also affected.”
Dieter Loskarn, sensor development for Paessler AG
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- Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
- After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
- Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime
Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.
The many advantages of PRTG:
1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.
2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.
3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.
Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.
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