Exciting news!! We announced this week the upcoming availability of IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments v7.1 (formerly known as ITM for Virtual Servers). Why did we change the name? Previously, our focus was on ensuring the health of the virtual server environment - VMs & hosts and virtual storage and network elements like data store capacity, etc. With this release, we are now focused across the virtual environment to include physical network and storage performance, thus, providing a holistic view of all physical and virtual shared resources across the virtual environment. This offering will be generally available November, 23rd. Enhanced capabilities include:
- New capacity planning reports for recommendations on workload placement, highlighting potential energy and server costs savings while adhering to co-location policies. You can now use benchmarking data, results simulation, and a policy framework to more intelligently assess where workloads should be placed, instead of relying solely on resource availability in the virtual host farm.
- Busy administrators can make rapid assessments of server, storage, network components, showing physical and virtual performance, and change history via default settings via a new Web 2.0 dashboard.
- Diversified virtualization investments can extend Tivoli virtual environment performance and availability monitoring to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop via newly delivered agents.
- If you have invested in the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform, you can now monitor performance and availability attributes of UCS systems, including chassis and blade health, network fabric health, and storage management integration.
Check out the official announcement: