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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP SPANNING 10+ YEARS

Virtual Instruments, as a Select partner, provides Dell EMC customers with market leading solutions for monitoring, analytics and storage performance validation.

Dell Select Partner Solutions and Benefits

Virtual Instruments is a Dell EMC Select partner that provides Dell customers with market leading solutions for monitoring, analytics and storage performance validation.

The VI portfolio empowering Dell EMC solutions comprises:

VirtualWisdom is the leading app-centric hybrid infrastructure management platform providing proactive real-time insights into infrastructure performance, capacity, utilization and application workload behavior. VirtualWisdom is built on WisdomAI, our applied intelligence approach to automating IT operations (AIOps).

WorkloadWisdom is the leading storage workload modeling and performance validation platform used by enterprise customers to ensure optimal product selection and configuration. Dell EMC, as a major customer of WorkloadWisdom, uses it to ensure product performance prior to a release.

VirtualWisdom product support for Dell EMC

Dell EMC Platforms Storage Integration Network Integration Server Integration Hardware based Probes
Dell EMC VMAX
VMware vSAN
Dell EMC ScaleIO/ VxFlex OS
Cisco SAN
Cisco STS 32G-FC (SCSI/NVMe-oF)
Brocade SAN
NetFlOW
OS Integration
VMWare ESX
IBM AIX PowerVM
Microsoft Hyper-V
FC Performance Probe
NAS/iSCSI/Performance Probe
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VirtualWisdom provides visibility for Dell EMC solutions from the application to servers (bare-metal & virtual), networking (SAN and LAN), enterprise storage (FC, iSCSI, NFS, SMB), software defined storage (VMware vSAN, VxFlex OS) using an agentless software-only monitoring solution.

VMAX All Flash/PowerMax
  • Agentless monitoring for VMAX All Flash and PowerMax – includes infrastructure discovery and application mapping, agentless software-only monitoring, API access to Dell EMC Unisphere Storage Manager, health, capacity and performance metrics.
  • Unique ability to monitor every storage transaction using the FC or iSCSI Performance Probe at the highest fidelity available in the industry.
Isilon
  • Agentless monitoring for Isilon includes infrastructure discovery and application mapping, agentless software-only monitoring, health, capacity and performance metrics at the highest fidelity available in the industry.
  • Retrieves 5 sec data from Isilon clusters at 5-minute intervals, including insights on top N talkers.
  • Unique ability to support persistence of collected data above and beyond what is possible using native element managers.
VxFlex OS
  • Application mapping, health, capacity and performance metrics at the highest fidelity available in the industry.
  • Agentless monitoring of VxFlex OS including infrastructure discovery of SDC, SDS and MDM.
  • Best-practice dashboards, alarms and investigations for a run-book style approach to root cause analysis.
Connectrix SAN
  • Agentless monitoring for Brocade and Cisco SAN fabrics which includes discovery and monitoring of fabric switch infrastructure.
  • Find a needle in a haystack of 100 to 100,000+ SAN ports, from flapping Host Bus Adapters (HBA) to bad cables or SFPs.
Wire data integration
  • Purpose built Performance Probes monitor every I/O associated with every application conversation at the highest fidelity available in the industry to detect infrastructure issues that may persist for a few msec but impact the SLA of a business-critical application.
  • VirtualWisdom is the only off-platform analytics solution approved by Cisco for use with Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming which is available on Cisco 32Gb Fibre Channel MDS switches.  This solution delivers the benefits of wire-data monitoring but without the need to install hardware Performance Probes or Taps.