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New Release: The Gorilla Guide to…® Managing and Planning a Modern IT Infrastructure, Express Edition!

Diagnosis is key both to fixing existing problems and avoiding future ones. Fittingly enough, “Diagnosis” is name of a popular weekly column in the New York Times where doctors struggle with strange disabilities that arise in people who were seemingly healthy. The doctors juggle symptoms, tests, family history, and environmental factors to search for the elusive cause. Like a medical TV show, “Diagnosis” always comes up with a cure—but sometimes after the patient has suffered for years.

Diagnosing issues can be just as complicated in IT. In Managing and Planning a Modern IT Infrastructure, Express Edition, author Ed Tittel shows how HPE InfoSight’s Resource Planner can help you quickly diagnose problems with the network. Even better, it can help you place and migrate your workloads to avoid congestion, and plan the expansion of your platform to meet the needs of growth.

Like doctors today, Resource Planner exploits multiple modern sources of insight. It uses machine learning to derive unexpected insights from the wealth of data generated by hosts, network components, virtual machines, databases and other applications, and more. It offers predictive analytics to tell you where to put your resources most effectively. It maintains extensive information on a wide range of commercial databases and other products. And it even draws on knowledge from other customers. A typical dashboard in Resource Planner appears in Figure 1.


Read Managing and Planning a Modern IT Infrastructure, Express Edition to see how cross-stack analytics—an understanding of many different systems and applications—can help you optimize your computing environment.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, this resource is packed full of trusted information about diagnosing and averting the causes of problems in your compute infrastructure!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • How Machine Learning Can Enable Cross-Stack Analytics and Diagnoses
  • Relationships Betweenc Subtle Internal Activities and Visible Application Problems
  • Key Dashboards and Reports from HPE InfoSight Resource Planner

Table of Contents

Introduction: Boost IT Performance, ROI, and Planning with AI/ML-Driven Management

Chapter 1: Transform the Management of Your Environment

  • Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and More
  • How HPE InfoSight Uses AI/ML

Chapter 2: HPE InfoSight for IT Planning

  • Understanding HPE InfoSight Resource Planner
  • How Resource Planner Makes Predictions
  • Capacity Forecasting
  • Making the Most of HPE InfoSight’s Capabilities

Chapter 3: Manage Your Complex Infrastructures

  • Understanding Cross-Stack Analytics
  • Optimizing Workloads Through the Infrastructure Stack
  • Noisy Neighbors: When VMs Hog Local Resources
  • Putting Performance Metrics to Work
  • Attributing Causes for Latency: Host, Storage, and Network
  • Identifying and Dealing with Inactive VMs
  • Identifying and Characterizing the Top  VMs by IOPs and Latency
  • A Single, Logical View

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About the Author

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus year veteran of the IT industry who writes regularly about cloud computing, networking, security, and Windows topics. Perhaps best known as the creator of the Exam Cram series of certification prep books in the late 1990s, Ed writes and blogs regularly for, Win10.Guru, ComputerWorld, and other sites. For more information about Ed, including a resume and list of publications, please visit

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: 

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