VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack For Cisco Networking

The Blue Medora vRealize Operations (vROps) Management Pack for Cisco Networking offers essential insight into the performance of switches, ports and workloads within a single console.

Extend vRealize Operations to Cisco Networking

This Management Pack provides system administrators with a holistic view into their Cisco networking, right from vRealize Operations. You gain comprehensive visibility and insights into the performance, capacity and health of your Cisco Networking workloads running on VMware.

The Cisco switch families Catalyst, Nexus and MDS are covered by this Management Pack.

Connecting remotely via NX-API or SNMP, this Management Pack monitors switches and ports. (When additional Management Packs are deployed you can see hosts and datastores connected to the switch(s)).

Out-of-the-box dashboards and reports show detailed data and metrics on workloads, utilization, and throughput. In addition, visibility into switch relationships makes it easy to drill down and see how the specific ports are connected to your switches.

This adds up to powerful management and troubleshooting tools for administrators to ensure better results from their entire Cisco Networking environment within a single vROps console.

Key advantages

End-to-end visibility. Identify potential issues in your Cisco Networking environment before they spread to the next layer of the stack.

Intelligent alerts, see what matters most. Automatically receive useful information on hardware failures, abnormal CPU or memory usage, ports dropping a large number of packets or reporting error status.

Capacity Awareness. Out-of-the-box dashboards and reporting inform decisions around throughput utilization and capacity planning to avoid service disruptions.

Relationship mapping. Instantly view switch relationships within Cisco Networking, out to the virtual layer and beyond.

Expose Key Cisco Networking Performance Metrics in vROps
  • CPU utilization
  • Memory utilization
  • CPU capacity
  • Bandwidth capacity
  • Total inbound throughput
  • Total outbound throughput
Supported Platforms
vRealize Operations
  • Advanced or Enterprise Edition
  • Version 6.3+
Cisco Networking
  • SNMP 2c or 3
  • NX-API v1.0+
  • Datastore (MDS only)
VMware vRealize Analysis Badge Capacity Remaining
See More with Operational Dashboards

The Management Pack for Cisco Networking enhances VMware vRealize Operations Manager by adding the following capabilities:

  • Cisco Networking Overview. Get a quick view of the overall health of your Cisco Networking resources with at-a-glance heatmaps.
  • Cisco Networking Performance. Gain insight into what is impacting performance and health of your Cisco Networking switches.
  • Cisco Networking Environment. See your Cisco Networking environment from top-level resources down through the hierarchy.
  • Cisco Networking Traffic. Drill down to a specific switch to view data on its throughput and bandwidth utilization.
VMware vRealize Cisco Networking Performance Dashboard
Analyze Capacity and Performance Trends

Collect almost 200 metrics for Cisco Networking resources, plus more than 40 detailed notifications and alerts imported from the Cisco Networking API to get a broad view of your system–right from vROps.Metrics are collected for six resource types: switch, port, L3 interface, HSRP Group, HSRP group member, and vSAN.

Leveraging this information ensures deep insights into the health, status and relationship of Cisco switches, workloads and datastores–providing the basis for fast resolution of problems, or insights to avoid them in the first place.

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