vKernel comes up with new version of vOps 4.0 at VMworld 2011
The first day of the Las Vegas event vKernel shows that it continues the innovations and the development of their flagship product – vOps - vKernel Operations Suite. In the new version which has been announced today during the first day of VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, there is quite a few new features and enhancements.
vScope - One of them is a new look at all your VMs called vSCOPE – Out of the Box Holistic Environment Visualization which shows the status for all your VMs across all your datacenters, clusters, no matter if those VMs runs on vSphere 5 or Hyper-V. Those VMs can be showed as green, yellow or red depending on what’s their performance, health, capacity or cost.
Smart Business Views - The UI has been enhanced with Smart business view which organizes your VMs automatically by naming convention or 10 others attributes. (organizing your VMs by application, OS…). In addition users can configure your dashboards by drag and drop.
Multi Hypervisor Integration - Since the Datacenters are running different workflows on different hypervisors, vKernel continues expand the different Hypervisor support. In addition, this version of vOps 4.0 can be installed as a vSphere 5 VM or Hyper-V VM (VMDK or VHD disks…). After the announce of the Hyper-V support in one of my recent posts, vKernel announced to support RHEV – RedHat Entreprise Virtualisation in the future release which is planned for Q4 2011. The support for other hypervisors – Xen or will follow.
Chargeback - In fact the cost factor is also taken into consideration by the Chargeback modul, since it’s the Chargeback who alerts you on that this or that particular VM is costing you (or your customer) too much money and needs some adjustments. The identification of the cost by comparing with a Virtualization Cost Index permits the Chargeback modul suggest the necessary actions which should be taken to bring the cost down.
The virtualization cost index is a relative rankings the costs for virtualization environment, where the Microsoft Exchange VM is taken as a baseline. Then for example a file server or print server are ranked lower, or an SAP VM is ranked higher, since it consumes a lot more resources.
And here is a new video presenting all the new features: