The new version includes support for VMware vCenter, vMotion, High Availability and Virtual Clusters. WhatsVirtual 2.0 easily integrates with the VMware vSphere API and discovers, maps, monitors and manages ESXi hosts and their affiliated virtual machines from a single console and also delivers precise and punctual availability and performance information across VMware-based virtual server infrastructures.
"We are very impressed with the outstanding monitoring and reporting capabilities of WhatsVirtual 2.0, as well as the detailed overview of each host server, which allows us to quickly analyze performance and resource issues,” said John Shiells, senior network analyst, Nucleus Information Service, Inc. He added, "We also find that viewing and reporting on historical log information for vMotion and High Availability in the same console is a huge time saver. The only time we use vCenter now is to fix a problem; everything else we can see and control with WhatsUp Gold.”
WhatsVirtual 2.0 features vCenter, which is capable of discovering, monitoring and controlling all virtual resources through vCenter to offer complete accuracy and reliability.
It also has vMotion, a feature which monitors live migrations as VMs move across physical servers to ensure a complete, accurate mapping of physical server relations at all times, including historical information and reports combined with powerful alerting capabilities.
The afore-mentioned High Availability is also present. High availability gives complete access to historical information and reports, combined with powerful alerting capabilities to track VMs as they are automatically restarted or moved to other physical servers due to hardware or operating system failures.
There is also support for virtual clusters, like VMware cluster discovery and mapping, customizable cluster configurations, out-of-the-box workspace views, configurable alert center thresholds and web reports.
"Since its introduction earlier this year, WhatsVirtual has garnered the tremendous support of its users, who are increasingly challenged with management issues resulting from cloud computing," said Ennio Carboni, president, Ipswitch, Inc.’s network management division. "In keeping with our constant efforts to exceed the expectations of our customers, we have engineered a new version of WhatsVirtual that offers a host of innovative features, including vCenter, vMotion and High Availability support. Now organizations can truly optimize availability and performance of their entire infrastructure from WhatsUp Gold’s single point of control." Carboni said.