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Xangati beefs up free VMware monitoring tool: News in brief

Netuitive adds Hyper-V support; Syncsort offers 10 minute P2V through NetApp; Oracle releases Oracle VM for x86 version 2.2.2; HP adds VAAI support to entry-level disk array.

Xangati adds to free VMware monitoring tool

Xangati has added features from its recently announced performance health engine to its free VMware monitoring tool, Xangati for ESX. The tool will now include a health index number for every object within the virtual infrastructure, which changes to reflect the urgency of performance issues. Performance changes also trigger alerts paired with a DVR recording of events for root-cause analysis.

Netuitive adds chargeback, Hyper-V support

Netuitive Inc. launched version 5.5 of its Netuitive predictive analytics software this week. The company added support for monitoring Hyper-V environments, as well as new chargeback and showback reports. A new dashboard unifies workload, health and capacity monitoring in one view.

Syncsort offers 10 minute P2V through NetApp

Data backup player Syncsort says it can perform 10 minute physical-to-virtual (P2V) server conversions based on new integration with NetApp’s disk array snapshots. The updated NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup converts Windows or Linux-based physical server backups into VMware virtual machines (VMs), then uses snapshots to start the VMs -- a process that can take as little as 10 minutes. The full data set from the physical server is then copied to a newly created Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) file, and Storage vMotion points the new VM to the VMDK.

Oracle releases Oracle VM for x86 version 2.2.2

Oracle updated its Oracle VM for x86 product Monday, according to a company blog post. Updates include support for guests running Linux 6.x and Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS, a new system information and cluster troubleshooting utility, and the option of network file system storage mounts.

HP adds VAAI support to entry-level disk array

Hewlett-Packard Co. integrated its P2000 entry-level storage arrays with VMware’s vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) this week. VAAI features include Full Copy Offload, Block Zeroing and Scalable Lock Management, all of which are designed to improve performance and reduce storage I/O in virtual environments by offloading operations to the storage array. The P2000 is the second-to-last offering from HP to integrate with the APIs that were released with vSphere 4.1 last year. The new P6000 array launched at HP’s Discover conference last week still has to integrate VAAI.

Zenoss fleshes out IT management software

Zenoss has rolled two of its former products into a new Zenoss Service Dynamics offering. Historical and predictive analytics including tenant-based reporting, historical trending, correlation and capacity forecasting (formerly offered as Zenoss Datacenter Insight), as well as resource monitoring for physical, virtual and cloud environments (formerly known as Zenoss Enterprise) will be folded into Service Dynamics. Totally new features include real-time performance impact analysis, automated root-cause analysis and event management.

Fermilab picks Veeam for virtual backup

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory chose Veeam Software products to replace existing virtualization backup and replication tools. Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. Veeam announced the deal this week.

Open Virtualization Alliance adds 65 members

The Open Virtualization Alliance, founded in May by Red Hat and IBM to promote the use of the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine, added 65 members to its ranks this week. New members include Abiquo, Arista Networks, Brocade, Dell, Fujitsu Frontech, Fusion-io, Gluster, Nimbula, Vyatta and XebiaLabs.

Beth Pariseau is a senior news writer for Write to her at

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