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Nimsoft Leads Industry with Service Level Monitoring and Reporting For VMware Environments
Nimsoft Inc., an emerging leader of Service Level Management (SLM) solutions, today announced that Nimsoft is leading the industry by providing end- to-end, service level monitoring and reporting for VMware environments. Nimsoft’s signature in-depth and real-time reporting brings enterprise customers and managed service providers central management of multiple VMware Virtual Centers and 360 degree monitoring for all levels of the VMware stack, including hosted business applications. Nimsoft comprehensive data collection and intelligent reporting delivers clearer visibility for ongoing management and helps protect service level agreements in dynamic VMware environments. NimBUS for VMware is available today.

Managed service provider Genesis Multimedia Solutions is one of the first organizations to virtualize their entire IT infrastructure. “We wanted to deliver service level reporting to demonstrate to our customers that their IT was being managed according to the needs of their business,” said Eric Miller, president, Genesis Multimedia Solutions. “NimBUS is the only solution I could find that could centrally manage our 50 virtual machines in seven resource pools according to service level agreements. NimBUS dashboards also provide granular perspectives such as graphing the power state of our virtual machines, free space measurements, and illustrate our active, shared, and swapped memory usage on each host.  Another benefit is NimBUS enables our customers to securely and privately access their virtual resources on a VMware ESX Server cluster.”

Ultimate Control with 360 Degree Monitoring

NimBUS 360 degree monitoring results from deep integration with VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 and VMware VirtualCenter 2. Using NimBUS for VMware, VMware administrators can refocus their efforts away from virtual silo management and base their management decisions on end user productivity and business services. NimBUS analyzes all collected data against thresholds, established by business requirements, for real time alarming, predictive analysis of end user response times, performance trending reports, service level agreement compliance and business service dashboards.

The plethora of data provided by NimBUS, in excess of 80 critical health checkpoints for ESX hosts and virtual machines, helps provide administrators intelligent control of business delivery and quickly identify root causes of system disruptions. The depth of NimBUS monitoring helps address the current visibility issues customers are experiencing with resource allocation and performance of disk, memory, CPU, system data and virtual network I/O.  NimBUS for VMware provides complete inside-out and outside-in perspectives for ultimate monitoring control in managing a real-time environment.

NimBUS effectively monitors the entire VMware ecosystem:

  • Underlying physical server hardware
  • VMware ESX hosts, virtual machines
  • Operating systems hosted on virtual machines, such as Windows, Linux, Unix, Netware
  • Business applications hosted on virtual machines, such as Microsoft Exchange, Oracle and Microsoft IIS
  • Application transaction response times of VM-hosted business applications monitored from the user’s perspective

Central Management with Service Delivery Perspectives

Managed service providers, who often lead the virtualization trend due to the demands of serving multiple customers from a single IT system, and large enterprise businesses often establish multiple resource pools using VMware Virtual Center, a central management and resource optimization solution. NimBUS enables administrators to centrally manage multiple VMware VirtualCenters in a single view from the NimBUS console, maximizing the scalability and continuing to optimize VMware environments.

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:24 AM by David Marshall
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