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What Is all that virtualization performance data telling us?
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This chapter is included in the VM management and capacity prediction E-Book.
Admins are gaining better insight into server and VM performance data, but what do they do with it? Virtualization tools at one time were thought of only for their monitoring capabilities. Developments have since allowed these technologies to be reactive -- even predictive.
Because keeping pace with these expanded capabilities is far from easy, we are beginning to see a push for tools that can use virtualization data in new ways. Admins, for instance, want reports that will show them exactly what adjustments to make to help improve performance. CloudPhysics and similar tools are designed to assist admins with the parsing of VM data, thereby enhancing performance, security and efficiency. This chapter outlines the best strategies for taking performance data and turning it into useful, actionable information.