The first Veeam product to leverage the new functionality in vSphere 4.1 is Veeam Monitor 5.0, an easy-to-deploy, framework-independent solution for real-time monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning of VMware environments.
A beta version of Monitor 5.0 is available today for download.
All commercial Veeam products will support vSphere 4.1 this quarter.
Key features in Monitor 5.0 include:
- Full support for vSphere 4.1: Not only is Monitor 5.0 compatible with vSphere 4.1, it also makes use of the new performance metrics in vSphere 4.1 and monitors new vSphere 4.1 capabilities such as memory compression.
- Built-in intelligence: Monitor 5.0 provides more than 100 pre-defined thresholds and alarms to alert VMware administrators of potential performance problems. It also includes a comprehensive knowledge base that explains each alarm, with possible causes, suggested resolution and links to external sources of additional information.
- 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 Infrastructure Overview reports that provide management-level reports for any part of the virtual infrastructure. Monitor 5.0 also includes streamlined alarm management, enhanced scalability and architecture improvements.
The beta version of Veeam Monitor 5.0 is available immediately for download. A trial license key is required and is provided at no charge. The software will be generally available this quarter, with North American MSRP unchanged at $250 per socket. A free version of Monitor is also available.