VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider. Hypervisors form the base of VMware virtualization. A hypervisor is installed on a physical server or a container, and multiple virtual machines (VMs) run on it. The virtual environment encompasses different components such as data centers, clusters, hosts, datastores, resource pools, and virtual machines for which comprehensive monitoring is essential to ensure constant uptime.
VMware monitoring helps to monitor the virtual environment and to locate the source of potential issues using various performance metrics. It's also crucial to keep track of key metrics like CPU, memory, storage, network, and disk for every VMware resource to avoid sudden issues. Monitoring various VMware infrastructure components helps admins manage and allocate resources to warrant proper capacity planning.