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SysTrack Virtual Machine Planner




Assessment, Modeling, Migration and Planning

IT Executives planning desktop transformation initiatives need accurate and detailed end user experience data to ensure objectives of enhanced experience and productivity and significantly reduced IT infrastructure costs are realized.



SysTrack Virtual Machine Planner (SysTrack VMP) collects and analyzes millions of data points on systems, applications and from users to create reports and automate the virtualization process. SysTrack VMP identifies valid virtualization candidates and provides accurate performance metrics for CPU, memory, I/O and network usage for systems and applications. SysTrack VMP is scalable for the enterprise in both the server and desktop space.

Comprehensive VDI Planning, Design and Assessment

SysTrack VMP is the first product that addresses the full spectrum of planning needs involved in adoption of desktop virtualization. The process of virtualizing desktops is a complex undertaking that involves many disciplines. The market uptake of desktop virtualization is limited by the slow planning cycles typical of manual processes, slow adoption rate due to unquantified risk and overall “mystery” in achieving successful VDI projects.

SysTrack VMP provides an integrated tool suite that provides VDI assessment, VDI capacity planning, virtualization modeling and predictive analysis, migration planning, storage throughput and space planning, power planning, firewall and latency analysis, user and application behavior analysis, pooled desktop / image planning and application virtualization compatibility analysis.

Most of the individual components in SysTrack VMP are unique in today’s marketplace. In cases where other products are available, competitive tools offer point solutions that lack breadth and interdisciplinary integration. SysTrack changes the game in VDI by dramatically improving the planning and adoption process through automation and high quality reports.

How SysTrack VMP Works

SysTrack VMP uses a process-based, scientific approach to minimize effort and maximize results in virtualization planning. A highly scalable methodology is used to avoid manual data collection and analysis.

SysTrack VMP's ability to analyze enormous volumes of real-world data allows it to leverage synergies and maximize ROI in virtualization projects. SysTrack VMP collects and analyzes millions of data points on systems, applications and from users to create reports and automate the virtualization process. SysTrack VMP identifies valid virtualization candidates and provides accurate performance metrics for CPU, memory, I/O and network usage for systems and applications.

Support at Every Step of a VDI Project

  • Analyze Users and Applications — SysTrack VMP automates assessment of user and application workloads and identifies both ideal and problematic candidates for your virtualization project.
  • Characterize Existing Load — SysTrack VMP utilizes sophisticated statistical analysis to identify the time-correlated loading expected in your virtual environment.
  • “What-if” Impact Projections for Experimentation — SysTrack VMP plots virtualized server models and accounts for data volatility. Users can designate confidence levels based upon projected requirements.
  • Select What to Virtualize — SysTrack VMP automatically selects systems to model based upon rules. Models can be used across the enterprise.
  • Select Target Hypervisor Hardware — The SysTrack VMP user selects target hardware for virtualization. SysTrack VMP analyzes data and determines the appropriate host servers and the configuration required.
  • Complete Optimized Physical to Virtual Mapping — SysTrack VMP completes the model cycle by assigning systems based upon multiple factors: data volatility, load leveling, aggregation of like OS, and common application usage to optimize memory savings through saved memory from host and others.
  • Virtual Models for VM Assignments — SysTrack VMP prescribes mappings for existing desktops and servers to hypervisors for optimal savings and results.
  • Automated Documentation — SysTrack VMP creates a proposed migration plan that includes a customized executive summary and technical analysis documentation.

Insightful Visualization

Graphical, time-based models show results for CPU, memory, disk, net loading. Business units gain confidence that performance will not suffer as ROI is realized. Problems are anticipated and handled in the planning stage.

SysTrack VMP’s reporting model is automated. Typical assessment projects require a broad range of documentation and planning paperwork, and this work is fully automated. SysTrack VMP directly delivers a set of output documentation in Word 2007 format that is tailored to the specific project and data and ready to deliver to IT management.

SysTrack VMP Features

  • Automatic resource foot-printing represents true workloads over time
  • Models and allocates systems to hypervisors based on user, performance and workload profiles
  • Assigns systems based on multiple user factors such as data volatility, load leveling and OS aggregation to optimize memory savings
  • An automated, customized executive summary and technical analysis documentation is included with the proposed migration plan

Technical Analysis Documentation

Process Reports include the following:
  • Complete process documentation integrated with your environmental data
  • Highlighted areas that need attention
  • Identified applications of concern for further investigation
  • Identified systems with performance issues or hardware concerns
  • Identified users exhibiting behavior that may be at risk in a virtualized environment


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