SIOS iQ is designed with a wide range of features to optimize your application operating environments across four key dimensions of service: performance, efficiency, reliability and capacity utilization (PERC).
SIOS PERC Dashboard™ Puts Information and Insights at Your Fingertips
Through the SIOS PERC Dashboard SIOS iQ provides a comprehensive overview of the operational state of the environment and actionable recommendations for improvement across four dimensions: performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity (PERC). Advanced data visualization displays the number of issues and issue severity. The touch-optimized user interface supports any platform (desktop and mobile) and any screen resolution (including high DPI) for easy access from any location.
Topology Impact Analysis View
SIOS iQ provides a dynamic, visual map of the VMware infrastructure showing interrelated objects (VMs, network, storage, and applications), their interrelationships and current status, highlighting anomalous behavior. Touch-enabled drill down screens allow you to explore detailed root causes of performance issues and recommendations for improvement.
Performance Root Cause Analysis for Instantaneous Issue Resolution
SIOS iQ’s patented machine learning technology leverages topological behavior analysis to identify abnormal patterns of behavior across applications and infrastructure and create visualizations showing the relationship of all of the objects involved in an issue. All objects impacted by an issue in the topology are displayed, including their relationship with the root cause objects. This allows you to actually “see” the problem. Identified issues are then correlated to infrastructure and application events providing information about their underlying causes.
SIOS iQ can identify a wide range of performance issues, including compute contention, undersized VMs, migrated VMs, newly provisioned VMs, “noisy neighbors,” hardware degradation, and slow application performance. It can also be integrated with third party tools such as SQL Sentry Performance Advisor to correlate application events to their root cause in the infrastructure.
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (vROps) Event Injection
SIOS iQ Event Injection enhances vROps to provide users with precise identification of performance issues with specific recommendations for remediation. Using the vROps Environment Health map and issue display, users can access SIOS iQ information on high availability cluster health; host-based caching configuration recommendations; undersized VMs; and idle resources including snapshot and VM sprawl.
Companies waste thousands of dollars adding expensive storage acceleration hardware that does not necessarily resolve their application storage issues. In a VMware infrastructure with hundreds or thousands of workloads, configuring host-based caching (HBC), all-flash arrays, or hybrid storage for optimal results is often an ineffective trial-and-error exercise. SIOS iQ identifies the optimum storage targets, workloads, and cache configuration. It lets you quickly and optimally configure HBC by automatically identifying the VM candidates and their disks that would benefit most from caching. SIOS iQ also recommends how much cache to add and what cache block size to configure. It simulates the added performance that will be achieved and displays the results in a single, easy-to-read chart.
Eliminate Wasted VM Resources
SIOS iQ idle VM feature identifies underused virtual machines and shows the potential cost savings that may result from deleting them. It enables you to view key parameters that indicate idle VMs over several time periods, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days, enabling you to identify underused VMs that can be deleted.
Eliminate Snapshot Sprawl for Maximum Storage Efficiency
Snapshots provide a change log for a virtual machine and are a convenient way to restore a VM to a particular point in time when a failure or system error occurs. Often times backup utilities will leave unneeded snapshots. Over time, mismanagement of snapshots results in a large amount of wasted storage and degraded storage performance. It is difficult to find which snapshots can be eliminated. SIOS iQ analyzes storage to identify which snapshots can be deleted to recover space. In a single click, you can easily see all of the snapshots that can be deleted and the resulting savings.
SIOS iQ analyzes storage utilization patterns to forecast how many days remain before datastore(s) run out of free space, reducing risks, saving you money, and enabling predictable budgeting. This enables you to optimize your infrastructure without costly emergencies. Use it with the Snapshot Waste feature to manage storage.
Reliability Analysis for VMware HA
SIOS iQ enables users to ensure their VMware infrastructure is protected in the event of host failures. The SIOS PERC Dashboard™ reliability indicator shows the number of host failures that a cluster has sustained over time and indicates when there are not enough hosts to sustain future failures.