Gartner Inc.and IDC both released numbers this week that show virtualization adoption is going strong.
NetApp released the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), a plug-in for VMware vCenter that gives VMware administrators visibility into NetApp FAS series storage arrays. VSC reports available storage per data store/logical unit number/volume, the amount of savings obtained with NetApp de-duplication, and controller health. VSC 1.0 is supported on ESX 4.x, and has limited support for ESX 3.5 environments. It can be downloaded here. CA tools peer deeper into VMware
CA launched a raft of new products this week that feature virtualization enhancements. CA Spectrum Service Assurance helps find the root cause of service problems across systems, networks, databases and applications, running in physical or virtual environments. The CA Spectrum Automation Manager r11.7 includes new physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) server provisioning tools, and extended support for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, IBM LPAR and Sun Solaris. And, CA eHealth Performance Manager r6.2 can now discover VMware and other virtual environments, while CA Insight Database Performance Manager r11.3 can monitor database performance in VMware environments -- even across hot migrations using VMware VMotion -- without user interaction, and can monitor the VMware vCenter Server repository.
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