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nworks Smart Plug-in (SPI) for VMware Environments Now Supports VMware ESX Server 3i and 3.5 with HP Software Operations Manager
Today nworks announced that the nworks Smart Plug-in (SPI) for HP Software Operations Manager (formerly HP OpenView Operations) provides full support for the upcoming VMware ESX Server 3i and 3.5. The integration of day to day monitoring and management of the virtual environment into HP Operations Manager is becoming a common demand. The nworks SPI for VMware Environments integrates state, event, performance and configuration information for over 300 different VMware specific performance metrics directly into HP Operations Manager thus delivering quick time to value out of the box.

VMware ESX Server 3i implements the ultra-thin VMware hypervisor directly onto server hardware, eliminating the Console Operating System (COS) relying completely on remote management through the Virtual Infrastructure API (VI API). From the beginning, nworks has architected their solution around the VI API, providing customers with a clear differentiator over agent based solutions.

nworks also announced updated support for HP Performance Insight (OVPI) 5.1. HP Performance Insight quantifies service-level management, monitoring and reporting on the systems, networks and applications that make up individual services. With the nworks SPI, detailed performance data from VMware Infrastructure can be incorporated into HP Performance Insight.

Brian Byun, Vice President of global partners and solutions at VMware, says, VMware works with our partner ecosystem to provide a full range of end-to-end management options for customers deploying VMware Infrastructure. nworks SPI for VMware Environments enables customers to rely on their established HP Software Operations Manager deployments for monitoring performance and configuration information of the latest releases of VMware Infrastructure 3.5, including support for thin ESX Server 3i architecture. nworks proactive and responsive support for new VMware capabilities will simplify the adoption and upgrades of VMware Infrastructure for many of our customers.

About nworks: nworks, founded in 1994, a Platinum HP Business Partner and a member of the VMware Technical Alliance Partner Program, is focused on providing software that connects critical business infrastructure to enterprise systems management frameworks from HP Software and Microsoft. The nworks SPI for VMware was first released over two years ago, is an HP Certified Smart Plug-in and is used by organizations around the world.

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Published Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:40 AM by David Marshall
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