Benefits of Monitoring a Virtual Environment with Scrutinizer
- Measure network provisioning efficiencies
- Quantify operational efficiency improvement
- Confirm workload movement success and efficiency
- Gain flow-level visibility and context through VMware API integration
- Verify network policies and configurations throughout VM movement (manual or vMotion)
VMware flow exports are available from several products:
- DFW (NSX)
VMware NSX IPFIX Exports
With the growing number of vendors supporting flow-based technologies, we’re seeing a rise in use cases and possibilities for flow analysis and performance monitoring. Even though there has been exponential growth in flow reporting over the last few years, we in the industry are always left with questions, what are we missing? Where can we gather more information? Are we really getting 100% visibility into our network traffic?
Cisco ACI NetFlow Support
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VMware DFW IPFIX Support
The VMware DFW (Distributed Firewall) is part of the NSX feature set and provides a way to manage which connections are permitted or denied within a VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). The DFW exports metadata via IPFIX to Scrutinizer, delivering even more context of east/west VM to VM traffic as it flows through the SDDC.
VXLAN Monitoring; SDN and VDC
As companies continue to move to software defined networks (SDN) and cloud computing, the need for detailed and accurate VXLAN monitoring will continue to increase. Fortunately, there is already a technology available today to monitor the virtual environment – VXLANs, Virtual Distributed Switches, and Virtual Machines.