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Hyper9 Introduces Alert & Monitoring Applet

Hyper9, Inc. (, the leading provider of solutions that help virtualization infrastructure administrators manage their environment, introduced today the H9Labs Alert & Monitoring Applet, which makes it easier and more affordable for VI Administrators to solve problems and make better decisions. 

The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s launch of its flagship product, which provides administrators with a more holistic view of the virtual infrastructure that they manage. Hyper9, affordably priced at $25 a month, is now available for download at, while the add-on applet is free to all Hyper9 trial download users and customers, and can be downloaded at:

The applet allows administrators to monitor and set up alerts against any facet/data point in their virtual environment. More specifically, it provides administrators with the ability to:

  • Proactively manage and solve infrastructure challenges;
  • Monitor configurations and issue alerts when configurations drift from a standard template; and
  • Track, monitor and set up alerts for:  new virtual machines, VMs missing important Hotfixes, new applications installed, VMotion activity and more.

“This product reflects the wants and desires of VI Administrators, who have told us that they want an alert and monitoring applet that is both customizable and easy to install,” said Chris Ostertag, CEO and founder of Hyper9. “It also demonstrates our commitment to providing VI Administrators with the products and tools that will help them make smarter decisions when it comes to managing their virtual infrastructure.”

That “commitment” is obvious to at least one administrator.

“As an engineer that manages many different aspects of my environment, I spend only about 30 percent of my day in my VI3 environment, and often do not have my Virtual Infrastructure Client running,” said Jase McCarty, vExpert of McCarty Technical Consulting ( “The H9Labs Monitoring and Alerting Applet fills an important gap for me, when my attention is focused elsewhere. The ability to create custom alerts for hosts and guests using extended attributes, not available from VMware, with a simple query, is simply awesome. I had several alerts configured in just a few minutes.”

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:13 PM by David Marshall
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