Veeam Software Announces MP v6.5 for VMware

The latest Veeam Management Pack extends VMware monitoring, management, and capacity planning to Microsoft System Center. By ChannelPro

Backup, replication, and virtualization management solutions developer Veeam Software has announced Veeam Management Pack (MP) v6.5 for VMware.

Veeam MP extends VMware monitoring, management, and capacity planning to Microsoft System Center. This, in turn, provides SMBs with visibility of physical and virtual infrastructures and applications from a single console. “With Veeam MP, IT can leverage its existing investment in Microsoft System Center to manage the vSphere environment from a management platform they already use and know well,” states Veeam in a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB.

“We’ve spent the last seven years developing management and data protection solutions for the modern data center,” says Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev. “More than 2,500 SMB customers licensing more than 100,000 sockets depend on the Veeam MP to manage vSphere with Microsoft System Center, a management framework they already know and trust.”

New Features

The latest version of the Veeam MP includes enhanced fault tolerance that eliminates single point of failure for monitoring. If vCenter goes down, Veeam MP v6.5 automatically fails over and reconfigures so data will be collected directly from vSphere hosts. When vCenter is restored, Veeam MP returns to the default data collection method without interruption.  

In addition, Veeam MP 6.5 integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication, enabling IT to manage the backup infrastructure directly from Microsoft System Center, unifying data center management in a single console. After Veeam MP discovers the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, it can monitor a wide array of items, including free disk space on proxy repositories, availability of WAN accelerators and backup proxies, and verification of virtual machine (VM) restorability. It can also monitor the status of backup jobs running on backup servers, including performance metrics for backup jobs, with alerts for failure and duration and much more. 

Veeam MP v6.5 also provides new configuration tracking and alert correlation for all vSphere objects to show IT what has changed within the vSphere environment. If a potential problem arises around resources or capacity, IT will have a graphical correlation of events to help pinpoint the cause. 

Pricing

Veeam MP v6.5 starts at $450. For Q4 13, Veeam is offering special bundled pricing for Veeam Backup Standard with MP for VMware for $1,100, Veeam Backup Enterprise and MP for $1,550, and Veeam Backup Enterprise Plus with Veeam MP for $2,300.