IT Management: WhatsUp Gold Monitors Physical and Virtual Systems
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.