Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacentre environments, today released version 5.0 of Veeam Monitor™, one of the key components of the award-winning Veeam ONE™ Solution for VMware monitoring and management, making it even easier for organisations to optimise the performance, configuration and utilisation of their growing virtual environments.
With more than 35,000 installations worldwide, Veeam Monitor is the industry standard for VMware monitoring. New Veeam Monitor 5.0 provides built-in intelligence, improved scalability with the capacity to monitor more than 200 ESX(i) hosts from a single installation, and full support for VMware vSphere 4.1 with over 100 new performance metrics.
“With more than 125 built-in alerts and a comprehensive knowledge base, Veeam Monitor 5.0 equips operators and VMware administrators with the information and know-how they need to find and fix problems quickly and maximise the performance of their mission-critical virtual infrastructure,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “Unlike some VMware monitors, Veeam Monitor doesn’t require a complicated monitoring framework or agents, so it’s easy to deploy and maintain, making it a powerful and practical solution for virtualisation teams. And because it’s verified by VMware as VMware Ready™, customers can deploy it with confidence.”
Key enhancements in Veeam Monitor 5.0 include:
• Built-in intelligence: A comprehensive knowledge base explains all important events, pre-defined alerts and possible causes. It also presents suggested resolutions and links to sources of additional information, making it easy for VMware administrators to monitor and manage the health of the infrastructure.
• Scalability: Monitor 5.0 features improved scalability with the capacity to monitor several hundred ESX(i) hosts and thousands of virtual machines (VMs) from a single installation. Beta customers tested Monitor 5.0 with more than 200 hosts and 2,500 VMs and experienced outstanding results.
• More than 100 new metrics: Monitor 5.0 fully leverages VMware vSphere 4.1 to provide more than 100 new metrics, including monitoring of NFS datastores.
• Dashboards: Monitor 5.0 includes a dashboard for each object in the virtual infrastructure tree, proving an at-a-glance view of the most useful information for any object, with easy drilldown to more detailed information, as required.
• Other new features include monitoring of logical disk space, snapshot monitoring and new management reports.
“Being a global ship-owning company, we face some very special challenges when it comes to managing our IT infrastructure,” explained Christian Mohn, Network Manager for Seatrans AS. “Veeam Monitor 5.0 will help us move the infrastructure on our vessels to the next level, making it easier to manage and report status on our installations. As we continue to grow, the ability to scale the monitoring system to our needs is essential, and the testing we have done with Veeam Monitor 5.0 confirms that scalability will not be a problem. In addition, Veeam Monitor 5.0 gives us the insight we need, without manually connecting to the vessels using time-consuming, remote administrative tools over high-latency satellite WANs. Since the data is gathered automatically and stored centrally, we can quickly look at the performance of our entire fleet and all our data centres from a single point of view.”
“Though the modern data centre has rapidly adopted server virtualisation to improve operational efficiency, cut capital costs and ease management, many IT organisations still continue to use monitoring and reporting approaches that were designed for physical environments,” said Cameron Haight, Research Vice President at Gartner. “Organisations need monitoring and reporting solutions that can take into account the nuances that virtualisation introduces.”
Veeam Monitor is part of the Veeam ONE Solution for VMware management, which provides a single solution for VMware:
- Capacity planning;
- Change management;
- Reporting and chargeback.
Veeam ONE is available in three different versions to accommodate each customer’s particular monitoring environment:
Customer environment: Microsoft System Center
Veeam ONE Solution: Veeam nworks, Management Pack Plus
Suite Includes: Veeam nworks Management Pack, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
Customer Environment: HP Operations Manager
Veeam ONE Solution: Veeam nworks, Smart Plug-in Plus
Suite Includes: Veeam nworks Smart Plug-in, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
Customer Environment: Framework-independent VMware management
Veeam ONE Solution: Veeam Monitor Plus
Suite Includes: Veeam Monitor, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
Pricing and Availability
Veeam Monitor 5.0 is available immediately with UK MSRP from 189.66 per CPU socket. A free version of Veeam Monitor is also available.
More information about Veeam Monitor 5.0, including a complete list of new features and a free 30-day trial, is available online.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software (veeam.com), a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™, the #1 VMware backup solution. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Reporter™ - VMware capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; Veeam Business View™ - VMware business service management and categorisation; and a choice of VMware monitoring options including the nworks Management Pack™ - VMware management in Microsoft System Center, the nworks Smart Plug-in™ - VMware management in HP Operations Manager, and Veeam Monitor™ - framework-independent VMware monitoring.
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