Veeam Software Saves the Day at VMworld 2009
Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, proved the importance of building scalable products from the ground up for the virtual world when its monitoring solution successfully monitored a record-breaking 2,400 desktop images on six ESX servers during VMworld 2009.
Veeam Monitor, rapidly becoming the industry standard for VMware performance monitoring, capacity planning and troubleshooting, saved the day when GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national IT consulting and integration company, built a massive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) demonstration on the show floor at VMworld 2009. Once GreenPages achieved its goal of provisioning 400 desktop images on each of six ESX servers, the massive implementation surpassed the capabilities of the monitoring tool in place. GreenPages asked Veeam Software to step in.
With no advance notice or planning, within 10 minutes, Veeam Monitor was installed, licensed and properly configured. It accurately reported the new desktop image count, and within the next 30 minutes, it showed the full input and output load, as well as statistics that the solid-state drive fiber-connected logical unit numbers (LUNs) provided to the system.
“Veeam Monitor has exceptional scalability and is now our preferred standard for VMware management software,” explained John Ross, GreenPages Chief Technology Officer. “It monitors extremely high density levels of virtual machines, yet it has a small footprint and is very easy to install. Customers don’t want to purchase additional hardware to monitor their systems, and they certainly don’t have to with Veeam Monitor.”
Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO of Veeam Software, said GreenPages amazed the VMworld audience with its cutting-edge system. “We were thrilled with the opportunity to prove our monitoring software could successfully capture data from a system being pushed to its breaking point,” he said. “Veeam Monitor’s scalability speaks for itself and is a solid example of why we build products from the ground up specifically for the virtual world.”
Pricing and Availability
Veeam Monitor is available for free trial download at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-reporting_enterprise.html There are two versions of the software. Veeam Monitor Free Edition is free for production use in any VMware ESX or ESXi environment. North American pricing for the paid edition of Veeam Monitor starts at $250 per socket. The key difference between the two is that Free Edition is designed for real-time monitoring only, and is limited in the number of alerts that can be set. If a customer begins with the Free Edition and later chooses to upgrade to the full/paid version of Veeam Monitor, historical and trend data will instantly be accessible, dating back to when VMware vCenter was first installed in the environment. Historical data is gathered and stored during use of the free product; however, it is not accessible until/unless the upgrade takes place.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware vSphere 4 and Virtual Infrastructure 3. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware backup: Veeam Backup & Replication; Veeam Reporter Enterprise, for VMware performance, storage, capacity reporting and chargeback; Veeam Monitor, for VMware performance monitoring and alerting across multiple vCenters; and Veeam Configurator, offering complete host configuration management. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam”s products include the nworks Smart Plug-in and the nworks Management Pack that incorporate VMware data into enterprise management consoles from HP and Microsoft. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com