The buzz in the IT industry is all about virtualization with its remarkable cost savings and amazing flexibility. In fact, IT administrators everywhere are virtualizing their servers faster than you can say ESX!
While virtualization has tremendous benefits, it adds new complexity when it comes to managing your network. Virtual machines (VMs) and their host VMware ® ESX Servers need performance and availability monitoring, just like their physical server counterparts. Your users don’t care if their apps are running on physical servers or in virtual environments — they just want great performance. That’s why we came up with an easy-to-use tool to keep a vigilant eye on virtualization health — and it’s FREE!
SolarWinds free VM Monitor is an ingenious desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware ESX Server and its virtual machines, delivering the real-time monitoring of ESX Servers that you’ve been missing. With VM Monitor at your fingertips, you’ll be able to track virtual server health at-a-glance and ensure your mission-critical apps never fail you… after all, VM Monitor ensures you are visually alerted in real time to any issues in your virtual reality.
Go ahead, declare victory in the virtualization game and impress your boss and your fellow IT administrators with your newfound X-ray vision into ESX Servers, while simultaneously ensuring the happiness of your virtual server and virtual machines. Plus, the 21st century transparency mode slicks up your desktop and gives you something fun to look at in between viewing YouTube videos of the SolarWinds Head Geek.
SolarWinds free VM Monitor makes it easy to:
* Quickly check the health of your VMware ESX Server by monitoring CPU, memory utilization, number of virtual machines configured and running, and much more
* View detailed virtual machine health statistics including VM name, guest OS, and VM state, as well as processor, memory, and network usage
* Leverage best practice thresholds to begin monitoring virtualized servers right out-of-the-box
* Prevent performance degradation by watching threshold-specific indicators to visually alert you when problems occur
* SolarWinds VM Monitor only supports monitoring of VMware ESX Servers; the tool currently does not support VMware ESXi, since ESXi does not support SNMP queries.