From the Security Experts

April 28, 2010

ManageEngine Adds VMware Monitoring to Applications Manager Suite

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Companies need to have good applications performance managers in place to ensure that their applications and servers are being used at their peak abilities. Offering them one such ability, ManageEngine has added support for monitoring VMware ESX/ESXi servers to ManageEngine Applications Manager.

ManageEngine Applications Manager is an availability and performance monitoring software that helps ensure high availability and performance for the company’s business applications. The application performance management capability includes server monitoring, application server monitoring, database monitoring, and web services monitoring.

With the help of ManageEngine Applications Manager, IT administrators can gain important insight into the health and performance of virtual servers as well as the virtual hosts configured in those servers. They can also ensure their virtual systems are performing at their peak with the aid of comprehensive performance metrics as well as in-depth reports, states the company.

“While server virtualization provides great flexibility to businesses it comes with its own share of complexities that at times can be overwhelming to IT Operations," said Gibu Mathew, product manager, applications performance management solutions at ManageEngine. "That is why at ManageEngine we go beyond plain virtualization monitoring. ManageEngine Applications Manager provides deep dive application component monitoring, which helps manage both physical and virtual components of a heterogeneous IT environment.”

Providing administrators with a single tool to monitor both their physical and virtual systems, ManageEngine Applications Manager also offers extensive capabilities for monitoring the physical systems in an IT environment. This helps administrators to keep track of the user experience, both pre and post virtualization with the end-user experience monitoring capabilities of Applications Manager. ManageEngine Applications Manager is available as a downloadable file for both Windows and Linux platforms.

In April 2009, the company announced beta availability of ManageEngine IT360, an integrated business service management product, aligning infrastructure management with business operations. The ManageEngine IT360's Web-based console is supposed to let IT administrators prioritize problem resolution for network, systems and applications based on the affected business operation, the company stated in a press release.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight