(Update: Click here to view the recorded webinar)
The single greatest threat to the cloud era remains complexity and the ability for IT operations to monitor the modern data center. Subsequently, IT operations must strike a balance between monitoring yesterday’s legacy infrastructure and applications and today’s converged offerings. How can this be done?
Thankfully, today’s Cisco converged infrastructure provides extraordinary access to monitoring information via old, SNMP, and new, API, methods. In order to take advantage of this new paradigm, your monitoring solution must be able to seamlessly abstract, normalize and visualize data from multiple sources within a single device.
For Cisco’s converged infrastructure consisting of UCS, Nexus, MDS and more, Zenoss provides the ability to monitor, model, event and visualize your infrastructure. In turn, this provides IT operations with the confidence that they can monitor the entire data center and reduce complexity through advanced service-based monitoring.
The key to the solution is to provide a common model based approach to monitoring your entire data center allowing a common “language” across multiple silos. As this model is near real-time, it provides the most up-to-date information regarding you infrastructure even within the dynamic nature of UCS service profiles and virtual machines. The model enables unique visualization and dynamic linkages between multiple components; for example, VMware Guests to Hosts to UCS-Chassis to Blades to Service Profiles. This unprecedented level of granularity is critical for quickly diagnosing issues and turning outages into incidents.
Finally, Zenoss’ flexible ZenPack architecture and agile monitoring templates provide IT operations with the ability to tailor Zenoss’ solution to your needs. Take control of monitoring your converged infrastructure with the most powerful commercial open source solution on the market!
Check out the recorded webinar, Beyond SNMP: Monitoring Your Cisco Converged Infrastructure
- Recorded on 7/11/12
- What You’ll Learn…
- Monitoring and modeling of Cisco’s Nexus, MDS, UCS, and Catalyst switches running VSS
- Visualization of your IT infrastructure across multiple IT infrastructure domains
- The benefits of the Zenoss solution versus traditional monitoring tools