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Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM)
What is a virtual machine monitor?
A virtual machine monitor (VMM), also known as a hypervisor, is a software, hardware, or firmware-based process that manages the creation and operation of virtualized environments from the host system. Virtual machine monitors provide IT operations managers visibility into the usage and performance of associated VMs.
What is a virtual machine?
A virtual machine is a software-based emulation of a physical computer that provides all the functions expected of the emulated computer. The software components of a virtual machine run on a physical “host,” which can support the creation and operation of multiple virtual machines. There are two types of virtual machines: system and process. System virtual machines can function as desktop computer, storage, servers, running whatever operating system is required. Process virtual machines support the operation of specialized applications.
What are the benefits of virtual machine monitoring?
In supporting the management of a virtual environment, virtual machine monitoring supports efficient performance and maximal uptime of virtual machines; collects data about the performance of virtual machines necessary for troubleshooting and event resolution; supports capacity management, load balancing, and process automation; and centralizes IT operations for both virtual and physical components of the IT environment.
ScienceLogic Virtual Machine Monitor Capabilities
With the SL1 server monitoring solution, you can see every virtual and physical server resource, everywhere in your environment and get actionable insights into all of your server infrastructure—hardware, hypervisors, operating systems, services, and more. With SL1 you can adopt the latest hypervisor, cloud, and converged technologies without sacrificing management visibility.
SL1 gives you a clear, contextual view of the health and performance issues across your complete server environment, including physical and virtual machines. Learn more about our SL1 AIOps platform.« Back to Glossary Index