SolarWinds has unveiled a free tool designed to help IT managers monitor a single VMware ESX Server. It has also incorporated virtual server support into its Orion network management software.
VM Monitor is a free utility that monitors a single VMware ESX server. The application also will track virtual machines associated with the ESX server, reporting on data such as CPU, memory and disk utilisation. SolarWinds also included traffic monitoring capabilities that help network managers better see how traffic runs in and out of virtual environments. Company executives say this utility is a launching off point for bigger virtual server management plans.
SolarWinds is also putting its knowledge of VMware into its Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) 9.1.The software provides monitoring for routers, switches, physical servers, ESX servers and other SNMP-enabled devices. The software installs on a server and lets IT managers view monitoring statistics in a real-time or historical format. SolarWinds has also incorporated features to let network managers see traffic and topology information across the virtual server environment.