There are two types of ways Cloud Insights can collect data in your environment, depending whether the source of the data is infrastructure or a service.
Infrastructure assets include hardware resources in your own data center and cloud providers. To collect from these assets an acquisition unit is required. This is a lightweight VM that you control, and is used to securely transmit data to Cloud Insights.
Service assets are applications and servers in the environment. Metrics can be directly collected from these assets without an acquisition unit.
What do I need to get started?
|Monitoring and Troubleshooting:
Get complete visibility into your infrastructure and applications whether it’s on-prem or in the cloud.
|Heterogenous storage, compute and application monitoring||NetApp devices and services.|
|Advanced metrics||VMware & NetApp Storage Only|
|Log monitoring||ONTAP Only|
|Virtualization and Cloud computing||-|
|Automatic topology mapping and metrics correlation||VMware & NetApp Storage Only|
|Infrastructure and configuration change audit & monitoring||NetApp devices & services|
|Resolution Recommendations||NetApp Only|
|Ingest from other open agents||-|
|Advanced user behavioral analytics||-|
|Visualization and Reporting:
Use the included customizable dashboards and reports or customize your own with powerful creation tools.
|Standard and customizable dashboards||NetApp storage and VMware storage metrics|
|Kubernetes cluster and namespace explorer||-|
||-||For environments of 500 MU and larger|
Right-size your resources, track, visualize and highlight your and over and underutilized infrastructure.
|Storage utilization and efficiency trends||NetApp Only|
|Identify waste at scale||NetApp Only|
|Reporting with historical data trends||-|
|Metadata model supporting costs per metric/device||-|
|BU reporting for infrastructure cost consumption||-|
Identify risks and protect your data from attack.
|ActiveIQ integration for ONTAP security risks|
|ONTAP Fpolicy monitoring||-|
|File and user activity auditing||-|
|Identify suspicious or unusual user activity||-|
|Automatically detect ransomware attacks||-|
|Detect malicious file deletion||-|
|Automatically block malicious users||-|
|Automatically create snapshot to protect data||-|
Ingest custom data into Cloud Insights and leverage metrics and topology information in your other business applications.
|Basic API for deployment and configuration|
|Webhooks for alerting||-|
|Enhanced API to access metrics and configuration information||-|
|Ingest API for logs or metrics from any source||-|
|Directly query Cloud Insights data warehouse||-|
Includes global availability
|Data Retention||7 Days||13 Months|
|Global region availability|
|SSO user auto-provisioning||-|
|Early access feature review||-|
Enterprise grade support with the expertise and experience you expect from NetApp. Premium support options available.
|Global support via email, phone and chat||
With qualifying SupportEdge agreements on NetApp storage
Global support channels for Cloud Insights are included when SupportEdge Advisor or Expert agreements are applied to all monitored NetApp storage systems.
|Community support available|
Pricing is based on the number of Managed Units (MUs) you wish to monitor.
An MU is defined as: Compute: 1 Managed Unit = 2 hosts (virtual or physical)
Storage: 1 Managed Unit = 4 TiB of unformatted external capacity in a physical or virtual storage OR
= 40 TiB of NetApp StorageGRID, Amazon S3, Dell EMC ECS, Hitachi Content Platform and IBM Cleversafe unformatted capacity
(doesn’t account for the compute local storage)
Cloud Insights has a straightforward pricing model based on the number of Managed Units (MUs) you wish to monitor. No need to guess about your next bill. Managed units are not bound to specific device types, giving you the flexibility to re-deploy in line with your business and infrastructure needs.