Virtualization technology has matured and is a critical infrastructure
component in most modern data centers, especially as a trusted part of
production environments. As our use of, and reliance on, virtualization
technology continues to grow it is important that we are managing the
technology following best practices. Here are five best practice areas of
focus to help ensure success in leveraging virtualization technology.
1. Monitor the Entire Infrastructure Stack.
Virtualization touches almost all aspects of the data center including
servers, storage and networking. While most of the virtualization vendors
provide tools to monitor and manage their technology, they rarely give an IT
organization a comprehensive view into the entire stack of technology that
virtualization touches. For example, understanding network traffic at a
physical port, or being alerted to d... (more)