Monitoring Nutanix with OMS
Nutanix Monitoring Solution from Comtrade Software enables monitoring, event and log analytics capabilities for on-premise Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. The Public Preview for Nutanix Monitoring Solution is now available in Azure Marketplace and extends OMS by:
- Providing historic Nutanix performance metrics like Cluster/Host/Storage/VM latency, IOPS and resource utilization
- Identifying situation when more SSD storage resources must be added to maintain low I/O latency
- Enabling instant identification of Nutanix hosts that run lots of VMs and identification of hosts that are much less loaded
- Acting as a central point for Nutanix log and event collection and analytics to enable correlation of Nutanix log files across CVMs
The overall Comtrade Software’s Nutanix OMS integration consists of 5 OMS solutions, each providing monitoring and analytics capabilities for individual Nutanix areas – which all should be deployed to get a complete Nutanix monitoring and analytics coverage for Nutanix:
- Nutanix Clusters Solution
- Nutanix Hardware Solution
- Nutanix Storage Solution
- Nutanix Virtual Machines Solution
- Nutanix Log and Event Analytics Solution
These solutions require Comtrade Data Collector, which can be downloaded by joining the beta program on the Nutanix OMS Solution – Beta Registration webpage. For configuration details, please look at User Guide.
Nutanix Clusters Solution
Nutanix Clusters Solution serves as an entry point to Nutanix monitoring and provides a quick summarized overview over the health state and performance of Nutanix Clusters. You can use this solution to quickly assess Nutanix’s health state, list the Nutanix alerts reported on Nutanix Clusters or review its performance and then use other Nutanix Solutions to get more detailed information.
Example of the Nutanix Clusters Solution views:
Nutanix Hardware Solution
Nutanix hardware solution provides a detailed health state and performance of Nutanix Hosts that are a part of Nutanix Clusters. With this solution, you will be able to identify highly utilized Nutanix hosts by resource consumption or by number of running VMs or identify hosts with the highest latency. This information enables you to decide whether you can balance the load by migrating VMs or if you need to add more resources to the cluster.
Example of the Nutanix Nutanix Hardware Solution views:
Nutanix Storage Solution
Nutanix Storage Solution will give you details about utilization and performance of Nutanix Storage. You will find performance views for Storage utilization, views for performance of Storage Pools and Containers, predefined queries listing Top Storage pools and containers by various performance metrics, etc.
SSD Vs HDD ratio for Storage Pools (and containers) metric will give you the information how much of the data is stored on SSD drives and how much of it on HDD drives. This will help you decide whether you need to add more SSD drives to the Nutanix Storage Pool to maintain its low I/O latency for the data used by applications.
Example of the Nutanix Storage Solution views:
Nutanix Virtual Machines Solution
Nutanix Virtual Machines Solution provides the state and performance information of VMs running on Nutanix Clusters. One example of using its information is to identify VMs with high resource utilization and assess, whether they need more resources or to identify unused VMs and delete them to free their resources.
This solution provides also the performance information for Nutanix CVMs, which are listed in a separate views.
Example of the Nutanix Virtual Machines Solution views:
Nutanix Log and Event Analytics Solution
Nutanix Log and Event Analytics Solution provides a central point for Nutanix log and event collection and enables analytics capabilities on it. In order to use it for Nutanix log collection, Syslog Client must be enabled and configured on the Nutanix Side (look at User Guide).
Having a centralized log collection for analytics makes troubleshooting of Nutanix Clusters much simpler, since it eliminates the need to manually login to individual CVMs to investigate the log files. It enables sequential correlation of log entries from different log files, which are produced by different Nutanix Services and which run on different hosts. This significantly speeds up the identification of root cause for potential issues.
The following views provide log and event collection in Nutanix Log and Events Analytics solution, which enables analytics capabilities on them:
This is an example of powerful sequential correlation of the Nutanix Log entries from different services on different hosts, which significantly simplifies troubleshooting:
Nutanix Monitoring Solutions are in Preview (Beta) stage and they will get periodically updated with new functionalities and enhancements during this period. For more detailed information about Nutanix Solutions and configuration details, please refer to our User Guide or to http://www.comtradesoftware.com/nutanix-oms-solution/.
Try Nutanix Monitoring from OMS first hand by joining Beta program at Nutanix OMS Solution – Beta Registration.