Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:18

SolarWinds adds monitoring support for Hyper-V with new virtualisation free tool

By David Frost

BRISBANE - March 22, 2011. SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its latest virtualisation free tool - SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V.

'We're seeing more customers add a second hypervisor to their virtualisation mix, specifically Microsoft Hyper-V, based on what they need to achieve and for cost savings,' said Jonathan Reeve, SolarWinds' Senior Director of Product Management. 'SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V is a useful free tool for users testing a multi-hypervisor strategy and interested in monitoring Hyper-V in addition to their existing VMware hypervisor.'

SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V delivers an intuitive, desktop dashboard that continuously monitors a Microsoft Hyper-V host and associated virtual machines by providing real-time monitoring of health indicators.

SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V highlights:

'¢ Quickly check the health of a Microsoft Hyper-V host by monitoring CPU, memory utilization, number of virtual machines configured and running, and much more.

'¢ View detailed virtual machine health statistics including VM name, guest OS, and VM state, as well as processor, memory, and network usage.

To monitor a VMware host, users can also download and take advantage of SolarWinds VM Monitor for VMware free tool.

When users are ready to expand monitoring to their full virtual environment, SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager provides integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, and chargeback automation'”all in one comprehensive solution.

SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager can start getting answers to tough questions such as:

'¢ How many VMs do I have and which ones are over or under provisioned?

'¢ Where are the performance bottlenecks in my virtualized environment?

'¢ How are my VMs configured?

'¢ How many app servers will fit in my current environment and when will I need more resources?

'¢ What departments are using which resources?

Pricing and Availability

'¢ SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V and SolarWinds VM Monitor for VMware are free and available on the SolarWinds website.

'¢ Pricing for SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager starts at $2,995. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation.

SolarWinds' Asia Pacific head office is located in Brisbane. Australian distributors are: Fujitsu, Aquion, ASTA, Level 8, Servcorp, Empired, Pepperstorm and Ingram Micro.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become 'status quo' in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products.

Media Contacts

Tiffany Nels


Phone: +1.512.682.9545


David Frost

PR Deadlines, for SolarWinds

Phone: +61.2.4341 5021

WEBINAR event: IT Alerting Best Practices 27 MAY 2PM AEST

LogicMonitor, the cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence platform, is hosting an online event at 2PM on May 27th aimed at educating IT administrators, managers and leaders about IT and network alerts.

This free webinar will share best practices for setting network alerts, negating alert fatigue, optimising an alerting strategy and proactive monitoring.

The event will start at 2pm AEST. Topics will include:

- Setting alert routing and thresholds

- Avoiding alert and email overload

- Learning from missed alerts

- Managing downtime effectively

The webinar will run for approximately one hour. Recordings will be made available to anyone who registers but cannot make the live event.



Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.




Recent Comments