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Xangati Unveils Free VMware Tool for Unprecedented ESX/ESXi Visibility and Troubleshooting

Xangati, the emerging leader in infrastructure performance management, today introduced a new and completely free Xangati for ESX management tool, giving virtualization administrators unprecedented situational awareness into the dynamic environment they are responsible for managing – at absolutely no cost. In addition, Xangati concurrently announced sweeping product enhancements across the Xangati Management Dashboard line, while achieving 10 industry firsts in the process.

The two announcements further solidify Xangati’s position as an innovator to watch in the IPM market, providing administrators with the most comprehensive solution available today for managing their entire virtualized infrastructures, as well as a 100% free mechanism for trial. To get started and see for yourself, download Xangati for ESX free-of-charge at

“Across the board we are hearing that Virtual Infrastructure (VI) administrators want more insight into the infrastructure to adequately manage and – thereby – accelerate their virtualization plans,” stated Alan Robin, CEO at Xangati. “At no cost, Xangati for ESX provides them with more visibility and troubleshooting insights than any other free VMware management tool and – I might add – some that aren’t free.”

“Xangati has raised the bar for free VMware tools by giving VI administrators a solution that actually supplements the functions of their virtualization management framework,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president of enterprise research at Yankee Group. “Because it was specifically optimized for visibility and troubleshooting, it provides real-time problem-solving capabilities. Xangati for ESX is a must-have for any VMware toolbox.”

Xangati for ESX: Features and Functionality

Xangati for ESX is the most fully-featured free VMware tool available today, giving virtualization administrators the ability to actually solve problems in real-time for both server virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Providing ESX host level visibility, Xangati for ESX offers an unparalleled user interface (UI) presentation with live, continuous “scroll bar” views, DVR recordings and reports – surpassing all other free solutions in terms of its sheer usability. Xangati for ESX expands the number of data sources typically covered and includes breakthrough functionality not found in other free offerings. Features include:

  • multiple data sources, including: traffic traversing vSwitches and VMware API;
  • optimized for visibility and troubleshooting;
  • superior UI with live navigational drill-down and streaming views with full details for VMs and the ESX;
  • DVR recordings triggered by VMware alerts; and,
  • 20+ top 10 real-time views.

With a rich feature set available right after install, Xangati leads the market in terms of the turnkey nature of the download and the immediacy of the value it provides. Xangati for ESX installs as an .OVF virtual appliance in less than 10 minutes, giving administrators a much smoother installation process than many of the other free options on the market today, which require pre-existing operating systems be set-up for install.

Pricing and Availability

The new Xangati for ESX, which supports up to 10 IP identities (including VMs) and works with VMware 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 for ESX and ESXi, can be downloaded immediately from for free.

As needs increase, the previously announced Xangati for ESX Pro, which now supports up to 100 identities is still available at a cost of $299 per socket.

Published Monday, August 23, 2010 12:50 PM by David Marshall
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