Milestone 12 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download.
- In this release, we have added new functionality to help you optimize your PowerVM environment and meet business demands. The Capacity Planner for PowerVM can now recommend an optimized placement plan for your LPARs, which can be customized with business policies. The new interactive Topology view helps you visualize workload movements and the impact of these recommendations.
- Capacity Planner for VMware is enhanced with support for Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS) to help VMware administrators get optimal settings for load balancing in a VMware cluster. You can now enable "High Availability" status for each cluster and use this information for optimization. The enhanced monitoring for ESX Server gives a summarized overview of capacity reserved by a virtual machine and a count of I/O operations executed on data stores and #Host Bus Adapters. This also provides information about feasibility support provided by ESX Server, such as NIC teaming, NFS, ISCSI, etc. We also have done several enhancements in our VMware Dashboard to present information in a more intuitive way.
For more detailed information about the IBM SC APM SE vNext beta and to download beta drivers, please visit the IBM SC APM SE vNext wiki page .