eNlight Cloud has many unique features that makes it a distinct managed cloud solution, We have seen before highlights of updated version of eNlight VMM-2.1.1 it was all in general about updated version of eNlight. In this post we will see all about billing section in eNlight, starting with:
Now, let us see in detail about billing section of eNlight cloud
With eNlight Clients get complete transparency of their utilization and costing, customer satisfaction is the most important objective of us. In eNlight billing section you could see complete detailed usage of eNlight with charges applied. You can actually check usage of an hour in a day.
Steps that can be followed to track the eNlight billing section:
Licenses in the form of Addons needs to be purchased separately as required for specific VM, it can be for example: Antivirus, cpanel license, etc.
Under the Resource graph of eNlight that will be downloaded from the previous steps, we can view all the activities like resource utilization, charges applied and it is very easy to understand with complete transparency of charges. Things that we can view with the help of Resource graph in eNlight are:
This data makes the billing system of eNlight very transparent and user friendly
eNlight has very user friendly interface that makes very comfortable to top-up eNlight balance, you will just need to login to your client area and follow the below steps :
You can check paid invoices by clicking “View Invoices”
Note that we can monitor resources using eNlight cloud mobile app too, it makes handling eNlight more comfortable and user friendly. To know more in detail find the post on “How to manage eNlight cloud for beginners?”
Swap file partition is the conception that glues only with Linux servers; it is not used with Windows server. Windows operating system comes altogether with complete single partition, whereas, Linux operating system has separate swap file partition. Swap space also known as virtual memory on Linux server plays very important role in system performance. When the server runs out of memory, the kernel can move inactive processes to swap to make space for active processes in the working memory.
Swap file partition need and optimization
The question is do I really need swap partition and will it really affect my system performance. Yes! Swap file partition can add up to your system performance if optimized and used in a proper way. Swap literally provides a way to run new application, if the memory has gone full. Below are advantages of Swap file partition:
The use of swap space can be controlled by altering the system’s swappiness value, it is recommended to be ‘1’ for Linux VMs running on eNlight Cloud Platform.
open /etc/sysctl.conf file and put the following entry : vm.swappiness = 1
Then apply the changes using the following command : sysctl –p
Increase in Swap file partition
Before increasing the Swap space on the server, it is necessary to check for enough free space available on the partition atleast larger than that of Swap size. Follow these simple steps for successful increase in swap space.
Step 1:- #dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=1572864 : This command creates the free space for file /swapfile to 1.5 GB
Step 2:- #mkswap /swapfile
Step 3:- #chown root:root /swapfile
Step 4:- #chmod 0600 /swapfile1
Step 5:- #swapon /swapfile1
Step 6:- #vi /etc/fstab : enter this at the end of file “/swapfile1 swap swap defaults 0 0”
Step 7:- # mount -a or free -m (check swap file size for your confirmation)
There you go! Your increased Swap file partition is ready.
For further queries contact our Exuberant Customer support team.
Before we head towards how to enable WMI on your Windows machine for adding in eMagic, we will take a look at what exactly WMI is and use of WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).
WMI is a technology that is built into all the latest operating systems of Windows (starting from the unfortunate Windows ME), which can be exploited by the system for the management of PC or Server/s in local or remote.
We can use it, for example, to start a process (also according to a specific schedule), to restart a PC or a server, but also simply to obtain information such as the list of installed applications or content of the event log.
For information, WMI is Microsoft’s implementation of WBEM (Web Based Enterprise Management), an industry standard that defines access to information useful for device management, the standard on which the representation is CIM (Common Information Model).
In addition, many of software dedicated to the management of devices in a local network interrogate WMI to get the information they need, as you with a database. But you can do it very easily.
In this tutorial we will see steps to enable WMI on Windows machine for adding in eMagic.
netsh firewall set service Remote Admin netsh firewall set service remote admin enable netsh firewall set allowedprogram program-”C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe” name=unsecapp mode=enable netsh firewall set portopening protocol=TCP part=135 name=”RPC\DCOM” mode=enable reg add HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa/v forceguest/d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
Now, enter the username and password for which WMI is enabled for that specific IP in eMagic Auto-Discovery in the following format.
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding this aspect.
Heterogeneity of Hypervisors and its management gets tedious with the dedicated management tools for individual Hypervisors. eMagic is a complete data center management platform that supports various Hypervisors like HyperV, Virtuozzo , eNlight & VMware. It becomes easier to manage VMs of these hypervisors from one dashboard. Catch below how it gets easier managing VMs of heterogeneous hypervisors using eMagic.
We can manage and monitor VMs from three different facets of eMagic,
here is step wise images to provide you with detailed information
Sign in > Deploy > Virtual > Cluster Deploy > Cloud tree window appears
Right side corner of the image marked in red shows types of Hypervisors supported by eMagic for the user. Here user can perform various operations for deployment of Clusters and VMs.
After choosing specific Hypervisor we get details of Cluster VMs, Nodes and Storage, by clicking on each we can get to the refreshed window where we can get its details and perform operations on it. Find below images for the Hypervisor VM operations. Highlighted in red shows operations that can be performed on VMs like enable, suspend, disable, edit, etc.
By expanding the left options of Hypervisor in Cloud tree as mentioned in first line, we can view similar details like Hypervisors. This all contains options for VM operations and has all required details like Name, IP, Status, Port, etc.
We can deploy, configure, edit and can carry all other actions using VM Dashboard as shown in image below. We can find here all details related to Devices, Networks, Monitoring, Error notifications, VM operations, alerts etc. This dashboard enables detailed actions on different Hypervisor VMs.
Cluster report gives the miscellaneous details about the Hypervisor Clusters like Name, Status, Storage, etc. Image below shows the Cluster Report.
To know more about the eMagic features and operations, contact our ESDS 24×7 Exuberant Support team.
The data center management solutions (DCIM) lounge is increasingly successful for several years now and a network management system (NMS) is an important element of it. With eMagic DCIM system, IT professionals can easily monitor the individual component within a larger network management framework. Basically, eMagic provides a full supervision interface for all network devises along with inventory management and essential information about services in the network.
Having all the necessary information about infrastructure in one place is a sweet thing and eMagic delivers operational managers of data centers further concrete ways to optimize their site.
Here, we will see the seven main keys of eMagic Network Management system:
* Device Auto Discovery
* Dynamic changes management in network through network topology.
* Routing based management for Traceroute analysis.
* IP resource and reputation management.
* In depth monitoring of URLs.
* Network Performance Analysis
* Intelligent Notifications
Auto-discovery of network devices is supported by eMagic as well as their assets in details. For an instance, it checks reachable IPs in given subnet or IP range, however, SNMP, SSH /WMI needs to be enabled on devices so they can communicate with eMagic. For information, it connects with network devices securely to discover their assets. Check the below key points to know how exactly it works.
* Network IP range
* Automatically detect all reachable devices
* Select and provides credentials of the device to add
* Automatically discover the device configuration (Hardware, Network, etc…)
The additional information you will find under this option:
* Chassis details – Manufacturer and Serial Number.
* Processors info – Manufacturer, Current speed of processor, Cores, Type, Series, Cache
* RAM details – Size, Type of RAM, and Serial Number.
* Storage – Type, Capacity
* Ethernet info
* IP range and reputation
* Deployment type
A list of all devices in the network along with real-time reports:
* eMagic provides an overview of the entire network, including available devices.
* Users can design their own network by adding & linking devices.
* All this with a single dashboard for entire network management, which makes monitoring a bit easy.
Whether you are keeping your IT with physical machines or virtual, eMagic manages and monitor everything on your network and slots them into easy to navigate categories. For an instance, comprehensive monitoring that includes servers, switch, firewall, router, etc… For each device, you get the detailed stats.
* Performance Monitoring: Bandwidth, CPU, Memory, Power, Uptime
* Uptime Report: Current and Historical
* Customized alert system: Alert console.
* Service monitoring – HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3 and all ports.
* Syslog monitoring – Monitoring any type of logs, custom files.