Management provides the core control point into the VMware vSphere with Operations Management environment while delivering a true managed virtualization solution by adding workflow, monitoring and performance data, and capacity optimization. Using management features, you can get the most out of your infrastructure resources with the confidence to run business-critical applications.
Centralized Control and Proactive Management
As server virtualization is extended to more workloads, centralized management becomes essential to productivity and quality of service. Gaining visibility into how a virtualized infrastructure is configured makes it easier for IT to respond to business demands. For example, one staff member can oversee hundreds of workloads—more than doubling the productivity of server management normally seen within a physical environment.
As key server management processes are established, you can capture them as best practices using workflow orchestration. This allows you to save time, prevent manual errors, reduce operating expenses, and simplify server management. Administrators and architects can automate complex processes using a workflow designer, and then quickly access workflows directly from the vSphere Client or through various triggering mechanisms.
Workload Capacity and Performance
As you expand server virtualization throughout your IT environment, gaining visibility into workload capacity and performance via a single pane of glass helps you easily maintain a healthy virtualized infrastructure. Capacity optimization ensures that environments are right-sized for their demands, while performance monitoring identifies emerging issues before they impact your end users. The end result? You can deliver business-critical applications with confidence.