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 Virtual Machine Planner (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
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.
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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