VMware vSphere Management Pack

Extend the capabilities of vSphere and your visibility

Guided analytics

Context-rich visualizations provide answers and reduce troubleshooting

Resource management

Consolidated view of assets, resources, capacities, and their relationships

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Exec-ready summaries or detailed technical insight. Your choice

Guided analytics

Context-rich visualizations provide answers and reduce troubleshooting

Resource management

Consolidated view of assets, resources, capacities, and their relationships

Zoom in, zoom out

Exec-ready summaries or detailed technical insight. Your choice

Beyond monitoring with advanced analytics

The Sonar Management Pack for VMware vSphere® provides extended out-of-the-box analytics and management reporting capabilities for your VMware infrastructure. It enables all vSphere functionality including vCenter, datacenters, clusters, datastores, hosts and virtual machines.

Beyond monitoring with advanced analytics

The Sonar Management Pack for VMware vSphere® provides extended out-of-the-box analytics and management reporting capabilities for your VMware infrastructure. It enables all vSphere functionality including vCenter, datacenters, clusters, datastores, hosts and virtual machines.

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Whether management or operationally focused, Sonar's context-rich analytics provide a wealth of insight far beyond keeping the lights on. Operations and management gain new levels of accessibility, free from complex monitoring consoles or data hidden behind tabs and windows.

  • Over 117 individual vSphere analytics built from more than 400 key metrics delivered through collections of assessments and insights
  • Supports vSphere 4.1 to 6.x
  • Easy to use SaaS service with no infrastructure, maintenance or backups required
  • Unified view of multiple and/or distributed infrastructures enables enhanced optimization of resources and forward planning
  • Total environment health including a comprehensive 48 point scorecard assessment with embedded best practice guidance
  • Capacity assessment including asset and resource analysis for licenses, clusters, datastores, hosts and VMs
  • Comprehensive management-ready documentation of vSphere architecture and environment across 56 key components
  • Security assessment considering role based access, idle sessions, host access, and network configuration
  • Environment consistency including hardware assessment and compatibility checks, host profile standards, VM resource allocation, network configuration standards
  • Identification of faults preventing normal operation such as VMware Tool issues, connected virtual devices, resource bottlenecks
  • Incident profiling, collation and assessment enabling hidden and repeat issues to be surfaced and addressed

Try Sonar Explorer

Explorer provides all the features of Sonar Pro for vSphere in a simple, cost-effective offering, with unlimited use for 14 days per vCenter.

VMware vSphere Management Pack

The Sonar Pro VMware vSphere Management Pack delivers 16 comprehensive reports built from over 117 analytics, and 400 key metrics. The pack contains a wealth of insights, actionable information, built-in best practice, and guidance, which can be easily distributed to the IT teams who need it. Download the Management Pack Overview

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PERFORMANCE

Lite

Pro

vSphere Health Summary

An executive summary of the scorecard based results from a Sonar Pro vSphere Health Assessment

vSphere Health Assessment

Total environment health including a comprehensive 48 point scorecard assessment with embedded best practice guidance

Host Health

Overview of the health of key elements within hosts. Includes server hardware specifications, vSphere version and patch levels, current running state, cluster health state, and state of key services.

VM Health

Overview of the health of key elements within VMs. It includes identification of issues with VMs, VMware tools, and resource capacities, as well as snapshots and user access information.

VM Memory Ballooning

Inventory of VMs by cluster displaying average and peak memory ballooning over 30 days

VM Snapshots

Inventory of VMs displaying snapshot age, description, comments, quiesce status and power state

CAPACITY MANAGEMENT

Lite

Pro

vCenter Licensing Summary

Overview of VMware product licensing from a selected vCenter. It includes a license breakdown of total, free, and used licenses, together with an inventory of license allocations.

Host Resources

Summary of key host resource indicators from a selected vCenter. It includes a breakdown of key host resource usage, including average and maximum utilization over 30 days.

Host Swap File Activity

Inventory of hosts displaying average and maximum swap file activity over 30 days.

VM Guest OS Disks

Detailed assessment of VM drive space. Includes evaluation of all VM partitions with less than 1GB and 3GB free space, together with a comprehensive inventory of capacity vs free space.

VM C Drive Capacity

This report provides a summary inventory of free/used disk space for Windows-based virtual machines from a selected vCenter

CONFIGURATION

Lite

Pro

vCenter Discovery

Summary overview of a selected VMware vSphere estate. It includes profiling of assets, resources, capacity, configuration and health for the purpose of rapidly discovering a virtual infrastructure.

vSphere Configuration

Comprehensive management-ready documentation of vSphere architecture and environment across 56 key components, including vCenter, Hosts, Security, Virtual Machines, Storage, and Networks.

vCenter Configuration

Overview of the configuration of key elements. Includes overviews of vCenter management roles and access, scheduled tasks, clusters, high availability, load balancing, and datastore configuration and capacity.

Host Configuration

Overview of the configuration of key elements within hosts. Includes server hardware specification, storage and networking configurations, together with key networking, time protocol and host access settings.

VM Configuration

Overview of the configuration of key elements of virtual machines. Includes profiling of VM configurations, inventory of VM guest OS types/versions, consistency of virtual VM hardware, VMware tool assessment, and inventory of connected virtual devices.

VM Hardware Version

List of VMs displaying VM name, operating system, and virtual hardware version for the purpose of upgrading and locating inconsistent or outdated versions.

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