Turbonomic Network Utilization (WAN Deployment)

Discussion created by darmstrongnav on Mar 2, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 by gp.deciantis

We recently purchased and deployed Turbonomic in our environment.  We have two data centers connected by a 10Gbps link.  At the VMware layer, each data center is a separate entity with its own vCenter server.  We are running approximately 1500 VMs on 60 hosts.


In the last 7 days, the Turbonomic appliance has received 360GB of HTTPS traffic from the 'remote' vCenter server.  It is currently the largest consumer of WAN bandwidth and is utilizing 3% of the circuit.


For those of you with a similar infrastructure, does the above utilization match what you are seeing?  In other words, is this normal for the product?


The networking team is already pushing for one Turbonomic appliance per site.  Has anyone deployed multiple instances of Turbonomic?  How does that work?  I am going to go do some reading.  My question is about real world experiences, and any gotcha's that might not be explicitly pointed out in the documentation.