It is a new edition of Turbonomic which, in addition to the Workload Edition and Application Edition, can manage a hybrid environment. The Cloud Native Edition combines the Application edition and adds some new targets such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or IBM SoftLayer. Check the new PDF they just released. The Turbonomic Cloud Native Edition can also use a load balancer to manage the loads spanning large data centers and public clouds.
Some use cases which comes to mind are the possibility to extend resource allocation across hybrid clouds, find the most efficient workload placement within the hybrid environment and at the same time assure SLA. Worth to note that the system can also perform elastic load balancing for application groups deployed to the public cloud.
Recently, Turbonomic has released version 5.7 which introduced the new HTML5 web-based UI (partly for now), which is cleaner, faster and more enjoyable to work with.
One of the new features in the 5.7 release is also a possibility to monitor IOPS Calculations for Disk Arrays and VMware vSAN. This release discovers IOPS and Storage latency in VSAN environments and uses that information in the analysis.
Also, This release adds native support for Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to discover network flow in a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environment.
Turbonomic Operations Manager:
- Assures application workload performance by realigning compute, storage and network resources to application demand.
- Provides a broad set of automatable resource allocation decisions including workload migration and sizing.
- Enables intelligent placement and onboarding of new workloads based on their demand and the available underlying infrastructure.
- Provides capacity planning whether it’s adding new applications, upgrading hardware, consolidating data centers, deploying and testing HA/DR, or planning for a VDI rollout.
- Reserves capacity for future workloads taking into account dynamic changes in resource consumption.
- Enables visibility and reporting to department and end-users on resource consumption levels through customizable dashboards and reports.
- Extends control into storage, converged fabric, network, cloud or application layers.
- Easily integrates with configuration management and cloud orchestrations systems through a rich set of REST APIS.
The product has quite some hardware requirements. The virtual appliance will be configured with 16 GB memory; 4 vCPUs; 150 GB disk storage (150 GB storage + 16 GB swap space to match RAM).
Operations manager has different modules which can be activated (deactivated) by applying for a different license. There is the main product which is extensible through different control modules like Application, Network, Container, Storage, Fabric or Hybrid control modules.
For example, the storage control module gives Operations Manager visibility into the storage pools/aggregates and disk arrays in the SAN.
You can configure VMware vCenter server, RHEV-M, Hyper-V, XenServer or IBM PowerVM as a target for on-prem options. For cloud environments, you can choose from vCloud Director, CloudStack, openStack, VMM, AWS, Azure or SoftLayer.
When you get to the download page, you can basically have 4 different situations or needs:
- Free trial
- Full product
- The Virtual Health Monitor is Free Download and uses a product.
- Free Operations manager lite (Free for 4 hosts)
- Turbonomic Documentation page – Please note that the recent documentation was completely revamped so you don't have to go through long (and boring) PDFs when you look for a particular feature or answer.
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