Veeam Software, provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced that its newest version of Veeam Monitor and Veeam Monitor Free Edition has redefined VMware performance monitoring, reporting, capacity planning and troubleshooting.
Now both versions support Veeam Business View, which means IT professionals can monitor their VMware environments based on business criteria. This helps them identify the business impact of a virtual infrastructure’s performance and respond accordingly. It also allows them to create flexible alerts based on known server type characteristics and impact to business.
Veeam Monitor has become the industry standard for VMware monitoring. It is integrated with VMware vCenter to provide cluster-aware monitoring of an organization’s virtual machines. Not only does it support and extend VMware’s management framework, which offloads the monitoring burden from vCenter and results in enhanced performance, but it also can support multiple vCenters and display performance data from the entire virtual infrastructure on a single screen—no matter how large the VMware deployment.
While VMware vCenter does provide a view of the VMware infrastructure, it’s an administrative/technical view, which shows virtual machines grouped by datacenters, clusters, or ESX and ESXi hosts. IT professionals can use VM folders to manually group VMs based on business criteria, but maintaining these folders requires daily error-prone manual procedures, and they are limited to only one categorization dimension.
In addition to its integration with Veeam Monitor, Veeam Business View is also integrated with Veeam Reporter Enterprise, the Veeam nworks Management Pack for VMware and the nworks Smart Plug-in for VMware.
Veeam Monitor 4.5 is available immediately, with North American pricing beginning at $250 USD per socket. The upgrade is available at no charge to Veeam Monitor customers currently on maintenance.