Monitoring Velostrata components
Velostrata's components, such as Cloud Extensions and the Velostrata Backend, provide metrics and alarms in the Velostrata Manager or vCenter. For more information about monitoring Velostrata, see the following topics:
Monitoring migrated VMs
Velostrata allows you to monitor performance of VMs migrated to GCP. This includes:
- Graphs of performance (such as IOPS, I/O latency, and throughput) on the vSphere web client.
- Alarms and events on the vSphere web client.
- Monitoring VMs on Compute Engine.
Additionally, you can check the status of an individual VM by viewing its console log on either vSphere or the Velostrata Manager.
Because your workloads run on GCP, you have additional logging and monitoring features available, including:
- Customizable Stackdriver monitoring
- Compute Engine audit logs and usage logs
- VPC flow logs for debugging network traffic
Viewing instance metrics on the GCP console
To view basic CPU, disk, and network metrics for an individual VM on Compute Engine:
- Go to the VM instances page
- Click the instance ID to open the VM instance details page.
- Click the Monitoring tab.
Velostrata Telemetry data collection
Velostrata Telemetry collects and stores operational and performance metrics for faster troubleshooting with customer support. Telemetry information includes metrics such as network transfer volumes, I/O activity and response times, task type counters, and GCP API request statistics. No names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, or migrated server names are collected or stored by the Velostrata Telemetry service. The support team can provide you the current list of metrics collected.
Keeping the telemetry service enabled expedites customer support, but it is optional. If security or other concerns prohibit the use of the telemetry service and you still need help, contact Velostrata Support.
You can disable the Telemetry Service via vSphere or the Velostrata Manager. See Disabling Telemetry.