Enterprise software tools vendor Solarwinds has announced new versions of several of its products to help enterprise virtualization and network admins better manage their networks. All are available now.
First is a new version 4.0 of its Virtualization Manager (formerly called Hyper9) that allows you to examine little-used VMs, predict when you will run out of CPU or storage capacity, and turn back the clock to see when you first had a particular issue with your virtual infrastructure. There are VMware vSphere plug-ins that can perform some of these tasks directly within vCenter, and dashboards galore to help you keep track of all of VMs across your enterprise.
Second is a new version 10.1 of its Orion Network Performance Monitor software that offers deeper visibility into the data center, with loads of new enhancements, including support for Cisco's Unified Communication System and integration with Microsoft's Active Directory.
Finally, there is a new version 5.0 of Storage Manager Powered by Profiler. It allows you to map VMs to their actual physical storage they consume, along with being able to view thin provisioning information on your virtual disk storage so you can gain visibility into the level of over-commitment on your storage. It also integrates into the Orion Network Performance monitor for easier dashboard management.
You can download a 30-day free trial for all of their products, and licenses start at less than $3000 with some very complex pricing tiers for each. On each of the site links above there are short intro videos that will show you around what is new and how each product can be used, along with lots of details on their other products too.