Manager for Hyper-V provides monitoring functionality for businesses to view information about the use of host hardware.
Software, a provider of Microsoft Hyper-V management solutions for small to
midsize business virtual data center environments and V-Cloud hosting
providers, April 13 announced that it has added Easy Monitor for Hyper-V to
5nine Manager for Hyper-V Free Edition and 5nine Manager for Hyper-V. Manager
for Hyper-V is designed to provide user-friendly management for Microsoft
Hyper-V in full, free and core installations.
platform is free and available to download via the company's Website. The
company also offers a full version of the product that provides Guest
Connection View and Comprehensive Network Bindings for GUI-less Hyper-V
installations. It is priced at $99 per managed host.
Easy Monitor, Manager for Hyper-V provides intuitive monitoring functionality,
allowing businesses to view information about the use of host hardware-including
CPU, memory, network and disk-overall virtualized environment health as well as
the individual hosts and virtual machine performance in real time.
for Hyper-V allows managing virtual machines, virtual hard disks and networks
on both local and remote Hyper-V hosts. Manager for Hyper-V can be used to
manage Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2 Core and Hyper-V Sever installations without
Microsoft Hyper-V Manager or Virtual Machine Manager Server. In addition to
this, the platform simplifies the administration tasks on Windows 2008 Core
installations and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 by providing a GUI for file system
views and operations.
upcoming release of Manager for Hyper-V, expected in early May, will include
more comprehensive monitoring and alerting, with the ability to track
performance history and workload trends. In conjunction with Virtual Firewall
for Hyper-V, it can be used to create additional secure Hyper-V infrastructures
adhering to Microsoft Best Practices for free, core and full installations of
Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2/R2 SP1.
for Hyper-V also provides virtual network management. The platform can be used
to troubleshoot and fix network connections and related problems that cannot be
fixed via remote management, and also allows reviewing and editing virtual
network ports used by the virtual network interfaces and guests.
March, the company announced the release of the first integrated security
solution for Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Virtual Firewall for Microsoft
Hyper-V now integrates Sophos Enterprise Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware engine.
The solution offers antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall protection in a single
security package designed and optimized specifically for virtualization
environments. It is engineered to improve the security and compliance for multitenant
cloud environments as well as enterprise customers.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.