Just after some real world experiences with the following software to run alongside my own.
In summary I have a customer who is looking to start monitoring their virtual environments, both their internal and Iaas environments. Although both clusters only have 3 hosts in each with shared storage, they are going to be scaling up fast and they need something that fulfils the below
- Gives an holistic view of the whole cluster
- Good stats and reporting
- Capacity planning management
- highlights wastage
- easily configurable alerting
- Good dashboard interface
I have a short list of three with my current experience in brackets
Veeam (clunky, not straight forward dashboard)
Ops Manager (Not used but seen it in operation and looks good, very expensive)
vFoglight (Used free version, nice dashboard, tempted by the trial but don't want to pursue if its poor)
Has anyone had any real in depth hands on experience with any or all of these products and steer me towards the best. I have a feeling OPs manager (VMWare) is the front runner but will be too pricey at the mo, with the only trial being for 5.5 (we are still on 5.1 at the moment).
Any feedback is much appreciated
Points offered based on a good response and justification for the products and real world knowledge that it will do the job in a very fast growing environment