Common use cases
Use the Splunk App for VMware to get a greater understanding of what is happening at the operational level in your VMware vSphere environment. Some use cases for the app are described in this topic.
|Inventory monitoring||The Splunk App for VMware collects inventory data that enables you to better monitor the components in your VMware vSphere environment. These inventory objects include hosts, virtual machines, data stores, and networks.|
|Performance monitoring||All of the dashboards in the Splunk App for VMware display a real-time operational state of the entities in your vSphere environment based on thresholds that are predefined in the Splunk App for VMware. |
In addition to reporting on VMware performance, you can:
|Correlation||The Splunk App for VMware gathers granular performance and event data from your virtualization layer. Correlate that data with data from other entities (such as datastores) to resolve issues in your environment.|
|Troubleshooting||Use the dashboards in the Splunk App for VMware to determine the root cause of performance problems in your environment.
|Scaling||The Proactive Monitoring view builds an interactive topology map of you environment. It is designed to scale to the largest of virtual environments and provides quick access to the data.|
|Capacity planning and reporting||Use the dashboards to find resources that are over or under utilized in your virtual infrastructure.
|Proactive (operational) monitoring||Use the searches and reports to track changes in your environment.
|Security reporting||Look at a visual display of security relevant events and check for potential security breaches.
|Change tracking||Audit changes to your environment, manage users and roles, and get insight to the scope and impact of changes that can negatively affect availability, performance, security and capacity.
App Data Volume
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware: 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2