Advanced management options for UKCloud for VMware
UKCloud for VMware provides additional networking and monitoring functionality as part of its Advanced Management bundle (additional charges apply).
The Advanced Management bundle includes additional distributed networking functionality that enables you to more easily build advanced networking to improve the performance of traffic within your VDC.
UKCloud for VMware's advanced distributed networking features include:
Distributed Firewall (DFW). Enables creation of firewall rules at the virtual machine (VM) level as well as at the edge gateway, providing more flexibility in network design.
For more information, see How to configure a Distributed Firewall.
Distributed Logical Router (DLR). Improves the performance of traffic routed between VMs within a VDC (East-West traffic), without the need to route traffic back through the edge gateway.
For more information, see How to configure a Distributed Logical Router.
L2 VPN. Stretches your network across two edge gateways in different sites, enabling you to seamlessly move workloads between sites.
For more information, see How to configure a Layer 2 VPN.
Advanced monitoring options
The Advanced Management bundle also includes advanced monitoring, powered by the vRealize Operations (vROps) Tenant Appliance. Using advanced monitoring, you can view metrics and reports relating to your UKCloud for VMware environment.
With advanced monitoring, you can:
Use CPU, memory and storage metrics to monitor and manage workloads
Analyse the overall health of your environment and identify workload optimisation options
Identify if your VMs can be rightsized to reduce costs or improve performance
View optimisation history to identify issues over a given timeframe and make necessary adjustments
For more information, see How to access advanced monitoring using the vRealize Operations Tenant Appliance.
Availability of advanced management options
UKCloud for VMware provides advanced networking and monitoring options via its Advanced Management bundle, which is charged as a 15% uplift on the hourly compute price. For more information, see the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
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