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Infrastructure Monitoring by Mind Map: Infrastructure Monitoring
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Infrastructure Monitoring

Business Requirements

Design Requirements

Agentless

Accepts the native output of monitored product

Supported Products

Simple Solution

Vetted by level of customization required

Time to install and Configure

From out of the box to producing useful information

Supported Devices

Multi Data Center

Report configurable and data consumable by required scopes

Redundancy\Recovery

Integration

Data and reports integrate into or are consumable in other reporting or dashboard tools

Modular

Solution can be designed but implemented to specific targeted resources without requiring all features...

Physical

Server

Hardware excluding that which is ESX hosts but includes the chassis in the case of blade infrastructure

Shared Storage

Includeds SAN and network fabric as well as storage arrays and frames

Network

Physical network devices... switches, routers, firewalls

Backup\restore

Imaging, dedup, replication, NetBackup

Virtual

all components that make up the virtual infrastructure including physical components (hosts, network, disks)

Hosts

ESX hosts in this case

Guests

All guest monitoring including OS, "physical resources" and applicaiton. Ideal product ties host metrics to guest consumption on a guest by guest basis

Network

Specific to virtual networking and physical NICs. Networking outside of the virtual infrastruct does need monitoring but is addressed in the "Physical" tree

Management

Maintenance\Operation

Dashboard

Capacity Planning

Track resource utilization and predict shortages

Modelling

What if type information to help with risk analysis of outages, configuration changes and help with planning for growing infrastructure

Reporting

Alerting

Type of alerts... configurations, granularity

Correlation

Configure dependancies to provide service

Metrics

Modular

Building block idea where only planned components need to be installed and enterprise solution can be build as modules are added

RBAC

Vendor

Rating\Reputation

Gartner, Foresster, industry reviews, customer reviews\ eferences

Professional Services

Who provides, reputation, skill level, history

Installation Support

Manuals, videos, PS, vendor

Maintenance\Operation Support

Support services availablity

Training

Formats... CBT, Video, self paced, instructor led, depth of technical training, executive training

Enterprise

Directory Services

Messaging

Exchange

Security Status

IPS, Anti Virus

Content Management