Splunk today announced the immediate availability of its first server virtualization management application, Splunk for Citrix XenServer Management which offers extended management capabilities for Citrix XenServer. In the coming months, Splunk expects to release applications for each of the leading server virtualization platforms, built on the company’s IT Search platform.
Splunk brings IT Search, indexing, alert and reporting to the challenges of troubleshooting server virtualization. IT Search promises to deliver a comprehensive view of 100 percent of IT data – not only from the hypervisor and VM (virtual machine), but also from the server, guest OS, applications, and network.
With multiple VMs sharing a pool of server, storage and network resources, changes to any one layer or VM could potentially affect others – and the applications they contain. Splunk’s ability to index data across every tier of the infrastructure in real-time makes it the only solution to alleviate the challenge of running a dynamic environment on finite resources with optimal results.
“Splunk just gets it,” said Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization & Management, Citrix Systems. “XenServer customers have been asking for a way to correlate hypervisor data and metrics with everything else going on in the IT stack, including guest VMs and apps. Splunk has the smarts to put all the relevant logs, metrics and events together in the most intuitive way so you can really understand what’s happening all the way up the stack.”
According to the press release, Splunk for Server Virtualization Management supports all management use cases throughout the virtualization lifecycle – virtualization planning, workload optimization, performance monitoring, root cause analysis and log management. Whether customers are testing a new virtualization rollout or managing an existing infrastructure, Splunk Apps provide a holistic view across virtualization platform metrics from guest operating systems and applications.
Users can download a free 30-day trial of the Splunk for XenServer Management application.