Server virtualization is one of the highest impact trends in the IT industry today with proven cost savings and other benefits. In spite of these benefits, virtualization brings its own share of complexities which can be quite overwhelming for the IT operations team. We, at ManageEngine Applications Manager, are looking to help IT teams across the world overcome these challenges by offering virtualization monitoring. We’re just about to roll out out-of-the-box support for monitoring the availability and performance of VMware ESX/ESXi host servers and their guest virtual machine instances. This feature will be a part of release 9.2 expected to be out in the next few weeks.

While we were working on the VMware monitor, we got an opportunity to preview it to a select audience at the InterOp show in Las Vegas last week, and the response was very encouraging. In fact, Applications Manager was selected as one of the finalists in the Best of InterOp under Virtualization category. Although we did not win it, we definitely made a good impression on the judges. This is what Joe Hernick, one of the judges, had to say

“We also have to give a shout out to Manage Engine. While this version of Application Manager didn’t bring home the gold in our virtualization competition, the company’s initial foray into virtualization monitoring is on the right path at a price point that will raise a few eyebrows. Manage Engine has a solid track record of traditional systems management tools, offering 80% of the big dog’s features at less than 20% of the cost with decent point-in-time reporting, client-side “record and playback” for application sessions, and broad support for existing hardware, operating systems, and apps. Now they are hooking into VMware APIs, for less than $2K to manage 25 servers. That gets our attention, and if you happen to be a small to medium size business operating in the dark troubleshooting application performance issues it’s worth taking a look. We hope Manage Engine sticks to their product road map, provide deeper and broader insight across virtualization vendors, and keeps bargain pricing as a core company value.”

If you are interested in knowing more about our virtualization monitoring offering, do take a look at the presentation below. This presentation is titled “ManageEngine Applications Manager – Beyond Virtualization Monitoring” and provides a high-level overview of our Virtualization monitoring capabilities. It also includes some screenshots of our VMware monitor screens. You don’t have to provide your email id or any other information to get this presentation. If you have time, please do let us know your thoughts in your comments.

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btw, release 9.2 is not just about virtualization monitoring, we have lots more in store for you. Stay tuned to this space for more info!

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