Unlock IT Efficiency with X-Ray Vision for Virtualized Data CentersOne Click to Root CauseGrowing adoption of virtualization and micro-services has given organizations much more flexibility, but multiple layers of obfuscation between the applications and infrastructure make it increasingly difficult for IT staff to identify the root cause of performance issues. Virtualization is also happening across the stack from applications to infrastructure including servers, storage, and networking. This simplifies IT service deployment dramatically, but creates performance monitoring and management visibility challenges for IT staff.Most existing performance management solutions focus on specific components in the stack and can’t provide end-to-end full stack visibility of the data center. As a result, IT staff spend much of their time fighting fires and trying to identify root cause, jumping from one tool to another looking for information, and sitting in finger-pointing meetings. In addition, IT staff lacks the end-to-end correlated analytics and empirical data to make informed decisions about data center optimization and planning.Uila Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring gives IT infrastructure and operations professionals the ability to identify root cause issues with one click. Uila’s full stack visibility and correlated analytics help ensure peak application performance and accelerated IT project efficiency. Uila’s agentless solution monitors everything from the end user experience, application server performance, infrastructure compute, and storage to networking resources – both in the virtual and physical layer.
CPUMemoryStorageNetworksEnd User Experience
Solution BenefitsOne-click root cause for virtualized data centersTroubleshoot in minutes, not hours or days timeEliminate finger-pointing by providing correlatedcross functional forensicsReduce application service down timeAssure application peak performance with preemptive service remediationGuarantee application response time and24x7 availabilityProactively monitor applications from the enduser perspectiveProve root cause domains to data center externalfactors, i.e., client device, remote site or WANGet more out of existing infrastructure and cut unnecessary spendingIdentify overprovisioned infrastructureMake infrastructure upgrades count -- pinpointbottlenecks that affect critical applicationsEliminate complicated, expensive, and siloedmonitoring tools
Application Intelligence and Analysis Completes IT Operations Full Stack VisibilityAuto-discover over 4000 applications with deep packet inspectionApplication performance monitoring tracks response time and service levelService availability monitoring alerts on service disruptionsApplication dependency mapping for multi-tier application insightsApplication transaction metadata enables inter-departmental collaborationServer OS process level metrics correlates root cause with application serverFull stack visibility covers application, compute, storage, and networkAgentless architecture is easy to deploy and doesn’t impact performanceImmediate Pinpoint Application Performance Issue to Infrastructure Bottleneck1-Click Root Cause automatically identifies bottlenecksExonerate infrastructure with correlated full stack evidenceApplication-to-infrastructure correlation bridges the IT troubleshooting gapInfrastructure health visualization shines a spotlight on application bottlenecksSupports modern infrastructure including hyper-converged, software defined storage and networkingEast-west network traffic analysis eliminates monitoring blind spotsVirtualized and physical server monitoring with OS process level detailsEnd User Experience Monitoring – Be the first to know and fixEnd user response time tracking proactively alerts IT to service degradationResponse time analysis breaks down delay by server, network, and clientsSite-by-site and client-by-client analysis isolates and correlates user issues to real root cause1-click root cause correlates end user issue to real root causeTransaction history provides metadata for application server issue investigationNetwork flow analysis reveals network issues and stress affecting application servers
Architecture & Solution Components
Uila Management and Analytics System (UMAS)
The core of Uila virtual infrastructure architecture is a big data store and analytics engine that are designed from ground up to scale-out to accommodate large data center deployment with thousands of servers, to scale-in to record data in high resolution, maintain history data while maintaining real time responsiveness. Built-in redundancy offers high availability, removes downtime, and reduces maintenance overhead.The patent-pending analytics engine is the brain that correlates application to infrastructure performance metrics, the smarts to pinpoint infrastructure root cause why application performance is degraded. The trending reports generated from historical data helps identify infrastructure hot spots, and maintains optimal application performance. The Uila Dashboard offers simple and yet powerful way to view the results of the analytics engine and reveal the health of applications and the underlying infrastructure in compute, storage, physical and virtual networks.
Virtual Smart Tap (vST)
Virtual Smart Tap (vST) is deployed in a distributed manner across the data center. The vST installs in the host as a small foot printand efficiently designed guest VM where it promiscuously listens to all traffic that traverses the virtual networks (North-South andEast-West). Using embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, the vST identifies unique applications and their attributes.The vST measures application response time, network latency, and other network performance data in meta data form. No packet payload is stored, thus removing the risk of exposing sensitive data. The vST passes this Application & Network Metadata to the Virtual Information Controller (vIC) for further processing and correlating with the infrastructure metadata collected by the vIC.
Virtual Information Controller (vIC)
Virtual Information Controller (vIC) is the integration conduit to the data center Virtualization Management System e.g. VMwarevCenter.ThevIC retrievesyourinfrastructureconfigurationas atemplatetobuild Uilamonitoringdomain and to streamline deployment.The vIC collects network, storage and compute performance metrics that are maintained by vCenter, combines it with the application and network metadata from all deployed vSTs, and then securely transmits it to the Uila Management and Analytics System, either on-premise or in the cloud.
Uila Management and AnalyticsSystem (UMAS)
Uila vICVirtual Information Controller
Converged Physical Infrastructure
Event Manager/ Help Desk
Virtualization Management Center
Application & Infrastructure Metadata (SSL)
Application & Network Metadata
Computer, Storage, Network Conﬁguration + Performance Data
Uila vSTVirtual Smart TapvSwitch Hypervisor
Virtual Smart Tap (vST)
1 vCPU (1 Core)
1 GB virtual memory 2 GB virtualstorage, local
Virtual Information Controller (vIC)
1 vCPU (2 Cores)
4 GB for small deployment with <500VMs8 GB for medium deployment with 500~1000VMs 16 GB for large deployment with 1000~2000 VMs
8 GB virtual storage, local, thin provision
Uila Management & AnalyticsSystem (UMAS)
1 vCPU (4 Cores)
32 GB virtual memory 24 GB reserved
800 GB by default, local, thin provision
1.Not required for Uila Cloud2. Default 2-month dataretention period3. Able to expand disk on the fly to accommodate larger DC or longer data retention period
Note: The default requirement is for monitoring up to 1,000 VM and Physical Devices. Refer to Installation Guide or Contact Uila if your deployment is larger than 1,000 units.InternetBrowserWindows:Firefox,Edge,ChromeOS X: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, OperaLinux: Firefox, ChromeHypervisor VMwarevSphereESXi5.0,or higher vCenterServer5.0or higher
vSphere ESXi 5.5, or higher NSX 6.2, or higher
Hyper-VStandaloneor Clustermode Windows2012R2 or higherSystem SKUsDescription RemarkUila AA-IPMAnnual Subscription Licenseforx number of pCPU socketsIncluding softwareupdatesand support(Refer to www.uila.Com/support)Uila AA-IPMPerpetualLicenseforx number of pCPU socketsSoftwareupdateand supportpurchased separately. See PS-AIPM-xAnnual Support forUila AA-IPMPerpetualLicenseforx number of pCPU socketsIncluding softwareupdatesand support(Refer to www.uila.com/support)
1.pCPU is a physical socket populated with CPU chipset in a server or host.2.x starts from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500. Call Uila for additional SKUAbout UilaUila gives IT infrastructure teams x-ray vision for their data center operations and end user experience. Designed specially for virtualized environment, our application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring, service dependency mapping and full stack correlation with 1 click root cause analysis provide instant visibility into hotspots and bottlenecks. Uila solution includes patented deep packet inspection technology that understands over 4,000 application protocols for transactional meta data analysis. Our customers use Uila solution to cut time to resolution from days to minutes, keep application at peak performance at all time and ensure end user satisfaction to the fullest. Uila was founded by network management industry executives with deep expertise in network traffic and infrastructure analysis.