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Foglight Resource Optimizer 5.8 - User Guide (for VMware Environments)

Dashboard location

After installing Foglight Resource Optimizer, the Optimizer tab appears in the Hyper-V Environment dashboard.

On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Hyper-V > Hyper-V Environment > Optimizer tab.


Optimize your virtual environment using Foglight Resource Optimizer

This section provides instructions and information about using Foglight Resource Optimizer to optimize CPU, memory, network consumption, and project storage requirements in virtualized environments.

For detailed information about Foglight for VMware and how it monitors VMware® virtual environments, see the Foglight for VMware User and Reference Guide.

The Optimizer provides a broad platform of categories to optimize your virtual environment. You begin this process by using the Group Selector, located in the upper left section of the VMware Environment dashboard, to select the required VM object.

Figure 2. Group Selector

The Optimizer tab is refreshed to display the selected group in the Virtual Machines table.

The Virtual Machines table shows only the recommendations for the selected VM category, only for the VMs that are not excluded from the optimization list. For example, if a user excluded a VM from “CPU”, this VM is not displayed on the Virtual Machines table for CPU. It is displayed on the other categories for which recommendations are provided.

After selecting a group, use the Category Selector View to begin optimization of your virtual environment. This view contains the following sections:

Foglight Resource Optimizer comes with a set of pre-defined report templates that can be run from the Reports dashboard (Dashboards > Reports). Using this dashboard, operators can run reports, build custom reports, and view generated reports. Advanced Operators can also schedule and manage reports. For a list of pre-defined report templates provided for Foglight Resource Optimizer, see Foglight Resource Optimizer reports.

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition users can also investigate the resources’ efficiency and optimize the virtual environment via the Environment Overview dashboard. For more information, see Investigate resource efficiency.

Total Potential Savings

Total Potential Savings is the resource savings multiplied by the cost of the resource (“resource savings” x “the cost of the resource”). The Optimizer automatically calculates the savings for the selected VM object.

Click Total Potential Savings to open the Total Potential Savings dialog box, which lays out the total potential savings by VM component.

The dialog box includes the following information:

Recovery Total. Shows the total amount of optimization that can be performed for each VM component.
Savings Total. Shows the total amount of savings for each VM component.

Category Selector bar

The Category Selector bar allows you to select VM components for optimization:

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