Many organisations use XenServer as their open-source virtualization platform for managing cloud, server and desktop virtual infrastructures of mission critical applications. This business critical information needs to be incorporated in to the overall capacity management planning process.
Metron’s athene® Capture Pack for XenServer retrieves performance data for the whole environment, without installing any agent software.
Hourly data is captured from each host remotely over http. Object IDs are resolved using the XenCenter client ‘xe’ command. Integrator templates supplied with the Capture Pack make it easy to import the data into athene®.
Once data is available in athene®, you can quickly identify where most resources are being consumed and which ones will run low on capacity first.
Dashboards and scorecards can be easily configured to provide an‘at-a-glance’ view of problem areas.
Obtaining and reporting on this information assists organizations in their production of accurate enterprise capacity management plans.
The XenServer Capture Pack plug-in to athene® further extends Metron’s 360°Capacity Management strategy. Looking at performance and capacity challenges from all possible angles, 360°Capacity Management, gives you the ability to properly meet service level agreements and meet capacity management’s mission of providing adequate capacity at controlled costs, both now and in the future.
Metron (metron-athene.com) has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history. An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, EE, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second to none, after all Metron literally wrote the book, having co-written and advised on the original Capacity Management processes and guidelines contained within the UK Office of Government Computing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and continues to be involved in the ongoing formulation of the latest versions.
Metron’s 350+ man-years of experience, amassed helping businesses to implement successful capacity management solutions, are available to help Companies meet the challenges of managing their physical and virtual environments. All that expertise has been built into the athene®capacity management software that Metron develops and sells in the US and UK, and through partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Systems, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading Outsourcing Companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
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