With more organizations opting to moving their applications to cloud-based environments, there is a fast growing uptake in use of data center and cloud infrastructure. As a result, IT administrators face tremendous challenges in monitoring the performance, security and availability of such infrastructure.
With RETINA, IT administrators can confidently and efficiently monitor and diagnose data center and cloud infrastructure performance. Retina is the only tool that IT administrators really need to get a unified view of the infrastructure and predictive insight on potential degradation of services delivered.
Figure 1: RETINA Deployment – Data Center/ Private Cloud
RETINA delivers very compelling benefits
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RETINA consists of:
RETINA controller is the brain for the Retina solution. It collects information from various data sources like Test Agent, TAPs, Network Elements, Orchestrators, etc., and uses it for network & server monitoring/diagnostics. It collects metrics related to server, storage, network devices and the connectivity between them and provides key performance indicators and threshold crossing alerts. It generates actionable conclusions to predict infrastructure breakdown and initiate recovery process, before it becomes catastrophic.
Veryx vProbe is a virtual active monitoring probe capable of sending and analysing specific traffic pattern for the purpose of monitoring and diagnosing of any network including data centre network. It is deployed in the strategic points in the network to facilitate monitoring and diagnosis of the network. It provides the controller with periodic updates for further analysis and reporting.
Veryx vTAP provides complete visibility of VM traffic in virtual computing environments. It installs in the hypervisor as an application along with virtual switch, the software component that manages communication between the virtual network interface controllers (vNICs) of the VMs.
Veryx vTAP provides 100% visibility of inter-VM traffic both within and across hypervisors. It can work in conjunction with existing physical network tap solutions, thus supporting existing hybrid networking environments where both physical and virtual components co-exist. It supports advanced traffic filtering capabilities and tunneling encapsulation.