CloudSphere collects data across many types of on-premise environments, devices, cloud types, and operating systems. The resulting data can be broadly categorized into Inventory Data and Performance Data.
Point-in-time configuration data from your target devices is collected at regular intervals using Windows WMI/SMB ports and Linux/Unix SSH access. The most recent information supersedes previously collected information. Some examples of inventory data collected by CloudSphere include:
System information: OS, Hardware, DNS/IP, VM, Disk, and Filesystem
Processes information: applications currently running, ports and protocols in use
Connector information: data describing how applications and devices are connected
SQL data: ComputerName, InstanceName, ProductName, Version, Edition, DatabaseName, DatabaseSize, and LogFileSize
CloudSphere collects performance data by running scripts on your end device. These scripts generate metrics that help in performing economic assessments and scaling recommendations. Scripts to gather performance metrics are uploaded using Windows WMI/SMB ports and Linux/Unix SSH access. Data is collected from each device at five-minute intervals for a period of 14 days. This data flows from the script back to the appliance using HTTP Port 8080. After 14 days, the scripts automatically stop collecting the performance data. However, the scripts aren't deleted from the target device and a subsequent scan can reactivate the scripts. Some specific examples of performance data include:
Resource Metrics: Disk Utilization %, CPU Utilization %, Memory Utilization %, Network Data, Network Packet Rate, and Disk I/O
SQL Server Metrics: Log File Used %, CPU Utilization, IOPS are collected if the MSSQL engine is running on your resources during the scan.
What types of resources can CloudSphere scan?
|Windows||Scan your Windows devices that are either domain-joined or not connected to the domain, such as devices in a workgroup. You can also scan your device for performance metrics and capture device consumption data to view system performance over time.|
|VMware vCenter Server Applications||
Scan your VMware vCenter Server Applications to gather additional information on your ESX environment as well as performance metrics of your servers within vCenter.
Note: To capture vCenter ESX performance metrics, you’ll need an additional appliance.
|Unix/Linux Devices||Scan your Unix-based systems for inventory and performance metrics.|
|SQL Server||You can scan for SQL databases on Windows devices. You don’t need to configure CloudSphere to collect SQL data. Whenever CloudSphere detects a SQL engine on a Windows device and has the required credentials, it automatically collects the information.|