INTRODUCTION OF THE DRS SCORE FOR VMWARE IN BVQ°
EXPANSION OF THE BVQ° MONITORING FEATURE
Monitoring and analysis of IT infrastructures are essential for efficient operations in today's business world. To enhance the monitoring and analytical capabilities for VMware, the DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) Score has been integrated into BVQ°. This tool provides in-depth insights into VMware structures and also delivers more detailed information about the current utilization of VMware resources. BVQ° offers this in the areas of Analysis, Monitoring, Reporting, and Alerting.
DEFINITION OF DRS SCORE
The DRS Score is a metric for evaluating the efficiency and balance of VMware clusters. It is available for vCenter, Clusters, Hosts, and Virtual Machines. It allows for a detailed analysis from the cluster level down to the individual VM to identify efficiency, bottlenecks, and resource overloads early on.
The integration of the DRS Score enhances the VMware monitoring functions. Thanks to the end-to-end capabilities of BVQ°, other platforms like Kubernetes, SAN, and Storage also benefit from this expansion.
Fig.: In this example, the DRS Score is integrated into the monitoring of all VMware vCenters (bottom right). It compactly displays which systems are overloaded and where VM performance is reduced due to bottlenecks. The orange line on the dashboard indicates a poorly balanced vCenter, which can be used as a starting point to identify affected hosts and virtual machines through simple drill-down methods.
- The implementation of the DRS Score in BVQ° is available for the levels of vCenter, Cluster, Host, and Virtual Machines.
- An optimal DRS Score of 100% indicates that all servers contribute evenly to the workload, while lower values indicate imbalances.
- With the integration of the DRS Score into BVQ°, a strategic tool has been created to ensure the balance of workload in virtualized systems.
- Through this information and the derived optimizations of resources, costs, and energy, the efficiency of the data center can be enhanced, contributing further to sustainability.
For more details, please visit our BVQ° WIKI: Understand VMware DRS Scores