ManageEngine, a provider of real-time virtual server monitoring, will launch a free virtualization management tool at VMworld US 2014, being held August 24-28 in San Francisco. The solution, VM Manager Plus, monitors virtual servers with unlimited monitoring support and no restrictions on the number of hosts, virtual machines (VMs) or datastores.
VM Manager Plus monitors hosts, VMs and datastores across the leading hypervisors such as VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. It monitors various performance metrics such as memory swap, memory ready, CPU ready, shared memory, and disk I/O. It also includes real-time fault management with instant notifications via email and SMS.
VM Manager Plus provides a list of idle and stale VMs which helps system admins manage and prevent VM sprawl. It also provides a list of underutilized and over utilized VMs for optimization and capacity planning. For better visualization, it also includes a map that provides a live view of the host, VM and datastore relationship. These maps automatically update themselves when live migration of VMs happens.
“Most free tools from competing vendors serve only as a way to generate traffic to their websites and don’t offer easy upgrade paths,” said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. “They often force users to download higher, paid versions after some time. VM Manager Plus offers a seamless upgrade path without requiring additional downloads. Customers can manage VM sprawl and access other advanced features instantly upon applying an OpManager license whenever they want.”
The real-time monitoring tool is built on OpManager, ManageEngine’s scalable network and data center infrastructure management software that can monitor 50,000 devices or 1 million interfaces from a single server.
VM Manager Plus is completely free to monitor unlimited hosts, VMs and datastores across VMware, Hyper-V and XenServer. VM Manager Plus stores two days of performance and fault data for analysis and reporting. For historical data storage beyond two days and VM sprawl management, users need to purchase an OpManager license.
ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp, with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China.