Two segments of the model cut across all of the functional segments. Security and management for virtual environments protect and manage all of the other layers. This time, we’re going to examine management for virtual environments (see Figure 8-1). Management for virtual environments refers to the tools necessary to install virtual environments and to watch, analyze, control, automate, and optimize what they are doing.
As virtual environments become more and more complex, this layer of virtualization technology becomes more and more important. We have already reached a point at which human operators cannot track what is happening in real time and respond before there is a slowdown or failure.
Technology used for management of virtual environments includes the following functions:
Creating virtual environments or components of virtual environments
Provisioning those environments or components
Monitoring their execution
Controlling execution of virtual environments or components
Analyzing execution log data to find configuration, performance, or operational issues
Optimizing use of virtual environments or components
Automating use of virtual environments or components
Management for virtual environments guards ...