vCloud Monitoring


"VMware cloud infrastructure has been designed to enable integration with third-party products such as Zenoss Service Dynamics. We are pleased to see Zenoss extend its service assurance solution to support VMware vSphereR 5 and VMware vCloudR Director 1.5 to help unify the view of IT across users' physical, virtual, and cloud environments - simplifying the management of applications and cloud services based on VMware cloud infrastructure."

Dan Chu
Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware

Native protocols used to monitor Vblock components:

  • Cisco UCS using the XML-over-HTTP API
  • Cisco networking using SNMP and NetConf
  • VMware vSphere using vSphere API
  • EMC storage using SMI-S
  • Linux and Windows workloads using SSH, SNMP, & WMI
Zenoss vCloud monitoring video

Deliver Cloud Infrastructure Management for VMware Clouds

With the release of VMware's vCloud Director, enterprises can now extend the resource pooling capabilities of vSphere to create logical computing, network, and storage pools with defined SLAs and pricing. With a self-service offering, enterprises can build out and offer Cloud and ITaaS (IT-as-a-Service) consumption models.

Zenoss is among the first to offer an independent monitoring solution built specifically for monitoring VMware vCloud Director. Zenoss provides an end-to-end platform for operations management of physical, virtual, and vCloud infrastructures. It provides comprehensive cloud monitoring of networks, devices, and relationships.

Maintain a Dynamic Topology of Cloud and Supporting Infrastructure

VMware Monitoring Tools For vCloud – by Zenoss

By accessing the vCloud APIs directly, Zenoss builds a comprehensive model of the cloud environment and its dependencies with the physical world. Zenoss' model automatically updates when the environment changes ensuring the right monitoring policies are always applied.

Zenoss' cloud infrastructure management solution monitors performance and availability inside and outside the cloud - from guest OS, to ESX Host, to provider vDC and to the underlying storage and hardware supporting the installation. With a single view, issues impacting performance can be identified, greatly reducing the mean time to resolution.

Zenoss Cloud Infrastructure Management For vCloud

For enterprises and service providers deploying VMware vCloud Director, Zenoss provides the operational insights needed to guarantee service and capacity planning.

  • Automated dependency mapping to vCenter, storage, network, and hardware, such as Cisco UCS
  • Unified capacity, performance, and availability management across vCloud, vSphere, storage, OS, and application
  • Cloud provider and consumer access controls

VMware Monitoring Tools for Flexible IT Infrastructure Management

VMware vCloud is designed to lower the barrier when it comes to building a utility computing environment. For organizations that are on the journey to the cloud, maintaining quality of service while achieving cost efficiencies is a driving requirement.

If you're looking to build a flexible IT infrastructure, shouldn't you be looking at an IT infrastructure management software solution that can scale with you? Zenoss addresses key operational challenges facing organizations that are deploying private and public cloud infrastructures, today.


Learn how Zenoss can help you monitor your cloud-based infrastructure in our resource library of demos, webinars, white papers and more.



Learn how Zenoss provides the awareness required in the dynamic datacenter.



Learn how Zenoss enables visibility into dynamic operations and accelerates issue resolution.



Learn how Zenoss enables action and automation inside rapidly changing dynamic workloads and resource allocations.