With the new vSphere 4.1 out, not only does a new VMware monitoringsolution has to be fully compatible with vSphere 4.1, it should also make use of the new performance data that is available in the vSphere API.
Your VMware monitor should be able to use the new data to monitor NFS storage, storage pathsand storage adapters, virtual disks, and power usage of ESX(i) hosts.
Veeam’s solution forVMware monitoring has been Veeam Monitor. Veeam Monitor is framework independent and simple to deploy. It provides multi-user access to detailed performance data and can be run in a virtual machine. It can also be integrated with the free Veeam Business View tool to provide business-oriented alerting and reporting. The new version of this industry-standard monitoring solution was just released in October of 2010. In addition to being fully compatible with vSphere 4.1 and taking advantage of the new performance data available in the vSphere API, the recent version has the following new features:
Built-in intelligence: Over 125 predefined alarms and a knowledge base that explains each alarm and provides possible causes, best practices, suggested resolutions and outside sources of additional information if needed.
A new summary dashboard is available for each object in the infrastructure tree, providing an at-a-glance view of the most useful information for any object. One of the things that our customers like about Veeam Monitor is the intuitive UI that allows for quick drilldown into specific performance issues and helps find the cause.
Logical disk space monitoring, snapshot monitoring, management reports, streamlined alarm management, scalability and architecture improvements, and UI enhancements have also been improved.
Veeam Monitor 5.0 was also featured as the Product to Watch in the October issue of eweek
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Author: Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)
Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers... More