The VMware ULM App uses unified logs and metrics (ULM) from the VMware cloud computing virtualization platform to enable monitoring of vCenter, ESXi hosts and individual virtual machines metrics with real-time date displayed in predefined dashboards.
The dashboards provide insight into key events and metrics such as VM CPU, memory, disk utilization, under-provisioned physical hosts, and idle VMs. This enables you to determine capacity constraints and troubleshoot operational issues related to over-provisioning, changes to configuration, and VM movement.
See the vSphere product page for more information on VMware hybrid cloud.
Log and metric types
The Sumo Logic vCenter logs source and vCenter metrics source use the installed collector to gather the following data from VMWare:
- VMWare Events using the Events API. See Events API for more details.
- VMWare Metrics using the Performance API. For more information, see Performance API.
The dashboards provide real-time monitoring with visual data displays, allowing you to analyze events and performance metrics for efficient detection and troubleshooting. The following image illustrates the collection process.