Turbonomic Top 10 Features: Assure Service Performance Dashboard

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    Turbonomic Top 10 Features: Assure Service Performance Dashboard

     

    After logging into Turbonomic, you see what we call the Assure Service Performance dashboard. You will see the actions to be taken in order to keep your environment in the desired state, where you can assure service performance and maximize infrastructure efficiency.  The Assure Service Performance dashboard, in particular, shows the actions that will assure performance, as well as information relating to before and after utilization rates. Let’s take a deeper look.

     

    The To-do list shows the actions Turbonomic is recommending in real time to keep your environment running in the desired state.  Show Top shows the first set of actions that you should execute. Show All shows all actions that have been generated, though it’s recommended that you execute always from the Show Top list.

     

    To explore these actions in detail, you can select the chart icon on the right.  This will provide you lots of information for the selected entity, as well as for all related entities.

     

    Wherever you see the Pending Accept status, you can check the box and hit apply. This drives Turbonomic to execute an API call to the underlying hypervisor to kick off the action. Where you see the Recommended status, notice that these actions cannot be executed from the UI. As part of configuring the system exactly the way you want it, you can specify the action states for all actions.  These states can be set at any level of granularity: for one cluster, one data center, one group, etc. We believe that once you are comfortable executing our recommendations from here, you may want to turn on automation for some of the actions (such as VM Moves, and perhaps Resize and Storage VMotion).  By turning on automation, you can ensure that the necessary actions will happen, and your time will be free for you to focus on more strategic activities.

     

    Let’s look at the other portions of the dashboard:

     

    The health chart – Identifies risks associated with hosts, storage and virtual machines. Hovering over the pie chart displays which entities face critical, major or minor risk of performance degradation if the action recommended is not taken. You can also click on the chart to take a deeper dive into the related risks and corresponding actions that to alleviate these risks.

     

    With the Projected improvement charts, the name reveals it all. The green line shows the projected improvements you will realize if you execute all of the actions.  The bar shows the current utilization. This enables you to see the before/after before you even begin to execute actions. You may choose the type of entity (host, storage, or VM) and the metrics you would like to see.

     

    You can also gain a before/after perspective by viewing the Desired State Convergence. This displays the minimum, average, and max utilization for UI, Memory, and CPU. The points on the right illustrate what this utilization will look like after you take the action.