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Capacity Management for VMware, Hyper-V

Now that just about everybody agrees that hypervisors are becoming commoditized, and management is the money-making mantra, the number of vendors delving into this lucrative realm is riding a high growth curve.

You'd think that with a name like VKernel, a company would be targeting virtualization players like Red Hat and Citrix, but the firms being targeted by this vendor are VMware and Microsoft (Hyper-V).

VKernel, which provides capacity management tools for virtualized data centers, is introducing Capacity Analyzer 4.3, which it claims is the first capacity management package for VMware and Hyper-V. Capacity Analyzer 4.3 enables users to manage both VMware and Hyper-V environments from a single console, which is pretty much de riguer for any product in this class.

More specifically, the product enables Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager users to receive alerts on performance issues in their VMware vCenter and ESX environments.

According to VKernel, Capacity Analyzer "automatically collects performance and capacity data , profiles each virtualized application and builds an accurate model of available capacity across servers and storage at every layer of the user's virtualized infrastructure. Capacity Analyzer's extensive analyses then identify capacity bottlenecks that are impacting performance, predict where future problems will arrive, give specific instructions on how to resolve these issues and tells users where to place new virtual machines to avoid capacity issues."

Capacity Analyzer 4.3 costs $299 per socket.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 04/01/2010 at 12:48 PM


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