October 28, 2008
NetIQ AppManager Suite Optimizes Virtualization Management
Enhanced Metrics Enable Performance Measurement and Improvement Across Hybrid Environments
With virtualization technology adoption on the rise, organizations need solutions that comprehensively manage the hybrid physical-virtual IT environment. To that end, NetIQ announced today extended capabilities of AppManager® Suite software to optimize VMware management with improved performance and availability monitoring, dynamic thresholding and customizable reporting. NetIQ® AppManager Suite can now troubleshoot and remediate critical issues more quickly and effectively for operations and VMware administrators by delivering better metrics and deeper visibility into an increasingly complex hybrid IT environment.
As a comprehensive solution, NetIQ AppManager Suite delivers enterprise systems and application management for static, dynamic and virtualized platforms with out-of-the-box functionality and intelligence to radically improve time-to-value of IT investments. Extensions to the AppManager Suite that help organizations maximize their investments in VMware infrastructure include:
- Deeper Monitoring of VMware: With automation features of AppManager 7, the latest version of the VMware module includes new Knowledge Scripts® for quick and easy deployment of monitoring standards for VMware host, virtual machine and resource pool usage metrics. Metrics sourced by the module are combined with performance data from physical assets and end-user experience monitoring for a "360° view" of IT service delivery.
- Predictive Trend Analysis of VMware VirtualCenter: AppManager Performance Profiler v.4.1 (AMPP) intelligently adapts to and profiles the shifting characteristics of dynamic hybrid IT environments to detect deviations from normal performance and alert administrators to impending service-impacting issues. AMPP now includes predictive trend analysis for VMware VirtualCenter, network devices and end-user response times for improved signal-to-noise ratio and prioritized event management.
- Consolidated Reporting for VMware: Leveraging NetIQ Analysis Center v.2.7, the VMware Report Pack includes some 60 out-of-the-box templates for performance reporting beyond the standard CPU, memory, network and disk I/O metrics to aggregated performance reports of ESX hosts and guests. The combined functionality extends long-term historical reporting to better align capacity planning and continued investments in virtual technology.
"Delivering optimal IT services across the hybrid infrastructure requires the right knowledge balanced by intelligent management, planning, and reporting, "said Criss Scruggs, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "With these new extended capabilities of NetIQ AppManager Suite software, we are helping customers achieve two critical objectives: better manage the complexity that virtualization introduces to their environment and leverage more accurate performance metrics to maximize current and future investments in VMware technology."
Pricing and Availability
NetIQ AppManager for VMware v.7.5, NetIQ AppManager Performance Profiler v.4.1 and NetIQ Analysis Center VMware supplemental report pack are now generally available worldwide. Trial downloads are also available. List pricing for NetIQ AppManager for VMware starts at $2500 per ESX server. NetIQ AppManager Performance Profiler v.4.1 starts at $400 per template, and the NetIQ Analysis Center VMware supplemental report pack is available at no extra cost to current NetIQ Analysis Center v.2.6 and v.2.7 customers. NetIQ AppManager Suite bundled pricing and enterprise licensing are available.
NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.
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