IT Management: WhatsUp Gold Monitors Physical and Virtual Systems

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-07-01 Print this article Print


A veiw of the eWEEK Labs Nebula cluster shows our virtual infrastructure.
WhatsUp Gold version 15 is a graphical reboot of the network and system monitoring and reporting tool. The new ribbon interface should ease administrative access to the myriad of monitoring tools while also neatly presenting VMware resources in the improved WhatsVirtual module. WhatsUp Gold version 15 is a tool for traditional IT managers who need information on a single screen but may not have the means to dedicate a staff member to a management tool. Thus, WhatsUp Gold focuses on providing performance information in a no-nonsense green-yellow-red console that can now be integrated with Microsoft Windows Active Directory to ease the administration of WhatsUp Gold users. WhatsUp Gold became available on June 9 and costs $1,595 for a 25-user license. The WhatsVirtual plug-in also became available the same day and costs $1,495 for 25-device license.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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