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Xangati Packs More Power in Free VMware Management Tool

Xangati, the recognized leader in infrastructure performance management, today announced that it has expanded the capabilities and power offered in its free VMware management tool, Xangati for ESX. Xangati for ESX now includes several features from its recently announced and patent-pending Performance Health Engine – a real-time health index that monitors the health of every object within the virtualized infrastructure and a key component of Xangati’s multi-host Xangati Virtual Infrastructure (VI) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Dashboards. With the updated Xangati for ESX, virtualization managers now have an even clearer picture of their VM activity, as well as the ability to fully monitor a single ESX host – all at no cost.

“Xangati is continuously looking for ways to improve our infrastructure performance management solutions in order to provide the highest value to virtualization managers – and that objective is absolutely no different for our free Xangati for ESX tool,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “The response to our Performance Health Engine – for both our VI and VDI dashboards – inspired us to incorporate some of its capabilities into our free tool, so that everyone can experience and benefit from real-time health analysis – in any stage of their virtualization initiative.”

“By incorporating its health index into the free Xangati for ESX, Xangati allows virtualization managers to create a baseline for the infrastructure,” said David Davis, vExpert and blogger. “When any unusual activity occurs on the infrastructure, the tool alerts you and identifies the problem area. This ability – plus Xangati’s trademark DVR recordings – provide for the most comprehensive troubleshooting available, differentiating Xangati from other virtual performance monitoring tools – all for free.”

New Capabilities Streamline Management and Ensure User Satisfaction
With its new enhancements, Xangati for ESX gives managers deeper insights into any potential problems within virtualized environments by immediately and visually alerting them to any anomalies. Xangati achieves this unique health alert system by comparing real-time data feeds with established performance profiles for up to 10 VMs running on an ESX host supporting virtualized servers or virtual desktops. Its memory-based architecture allows Xangati to compare this data and identify any performance shifts live and continuously – not through intermittent polling intervals – giving managers unparalleled insights for faster troubleshooting. These insights, in turn, provide confidence for the migration of mission-critical applications in the VI and ensure end-user satisfaction – the biggest factor in determining the success of VDI initiatives.

Xangati for ESX still includes all of Xangati’s trademark features, including: continuous scroll-bar and drill-down user interface (UI) capabilities for dynamic and real-time navigation; visibility into more than 100 metrics on an ESX/ESXi host and its VMs activity; and automated DVR recordings (triggered by VMware alerts) to capture critical events for replay analysis for precision troubleshooting as opposed to sifting through unstructured log files. Xangati for ESX is also deployed in Open Virtualization Format (OVF) to facilitate a faster and easier installation process. Xangati is committed to continue to incorporate capabilities that add value and help accelerate virtualization initiatives.

Available immediately, the updated Xangati for ESX works with VMware 3.5, 4.0 and 4.1 for ESX and ESXi. Xangati has also created an updated installation video and documentation for additional background about the new features in order to enable virtualization managers to begin using and benefiting from the free tool as quickly as possible. To access the installation video and download a copy of the free Xangati for ESX, go to http://xangati.com/xangati-for-esx-new-features/.

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:55 AM by David Marshall
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