VMturbo released an update to its flagship product VMturbo Operations Manager 3.3. A datacenter automation and management tool. This new release introduces more enhancements and broader virtualization platform support. Here are the latest supported platforms:
- VMware’s vCloud 5.1
- Microsoft’s Hyper-V 2012
- Red Hat Enterprise virtualization 3.1
- Citrix XenServer.
What’s new in VMturbo Operations Manager 3.3
- A cluster projection dashboard enhances planning capabilities by providing greater accuracy in understanding the workload demand trending with cluster projections. This further improves predictability and planning recommendations.
- Users are able to specify exception handling for automated actions, thus ensuring that prescribed actions do not conflict with specific policies or constraints.
VMware vSphere was already supported as a first platform previous releases. The product is available for download immediately with 30 days trial. There are 4 different packaging formats available depending on which hypervizor you’ll be running this virtual appliance(VM) – VMware vSphere (ESXi), Hyper-V, Citrix Xen or Redhat.
The product is very easy to set up, the download provides OVF file (for VMware environments) which can be deployed through the vSphere Client by going to the File > Deploy OVF Template. VMturbo’s default configuration quite light from the storage point of view, since it consumes fairly little disk space. In my system it has only 3.81 Gb of storage footprint. You can click to enlarge.
The default user login/password is administrator/administrator.
If you want to configure static IP address for the product, you can do so easily through the console, where you can use this login/password combination:
The product acts as full product during 30 days, where after it enters the Community operation mode. The community version, which is Free, provides limited functionality compared to the full product, but brings still some very good value when seeking for latency, waste, or VM performance problems.
VMturbo uses Economic Scheduling Engine (ESE) which dynamically allocates resources in your infrastructure to best meet your SLAs and business goals.
The ESE tunes the environment to reduce resource contention and avoid performance issues before problems occur. The technology represents the virtualized IT environment as a marketplace. It conceptualizes the infrastructure as a service supply chain and balances workloads according to supply and demand – based on price and budget priority. At any time, there is a certain supply of CPU, memory, drive space, IOPS, and other resources demanded by virtual machines and applications.
System Requirements and other FAQ can be found here.
Quick quote from the product page:
VMTurbo Operations Manager does not rely on Virtual Center/vSphere or other hypervisor databases. The technology collects metrics through the native APIs in the virtualization platform (Virtual Center SDK API, XenAPI) which provide access to 20 second samples of data for all critical performance metrics. VMTurbo uses the peak and average data points in its analytics, which run in memory, to enable fast real time decision making. This is critical for operations staff that typically has to troubleshoot and resolve performance problems as quickly as possible, in response to complaints from users about poor application performance.
Download the Trial or the Community Edition here.
You can read the full press release on next page –>