VMTurbo announced a brand new FREE product to their lineup called Performance and Efficiency Reporter. I'm actually really excited about this release and can't wait to test it out for the Top Ten Free VMware Tools for 2011. If this product is anything like VMTurbo Watchdog, then this product will hit a homerun. The fact that the efficiency reporter uses algoirthms to monitor usage and typical workloads puts it right up there in the next class generation of monitoring tools. And it's free! The performance piece sticks out to me the most by able to see into the CPU Ready Queue and IOPS deliverd without having to be inside ESXTOP. This feature alone makes it worthy of being at the top, but we'll have to wait for the testing. Give it a go and tell us all what you think!
The VMTurbo Performance and Efficiency Reporter package is a collection of reports that fall into two categories.
- Host/VM Utilization Heat Map contains an ordered ranking of utilization (UI) for both physical hosts as well as virtual machines. Raw data for each host and each VM also is provided. Useful metrics include the peak utilization. This data enables both an “at-a-glance” indicator of workload as well as useful information for provisioning.
- Host Top CPU Ready Queue provides a detailed breakdown of the metric surrounding CPU ready states. By showing both the host total wait times (aggregated over a sample period) and the total times waited by virtual machines for each multiple of vCPUs, the report provides insights into how either a re-allocation of vCPUs or the re-location of a VM would impact this raw performance metric. Add a comment