Veeam Management Pack (MP) version 7 for System Center, released by Veeam Software, now supports Microsoft Hyper-V, providing full app-to-metal visibility within Microsoft System Center for both the Hyper-V and VMware vSphere layers to monitor and alert IT of issues before they affect operations. New features in Veeam MP v7 include:
- Real-time Hyper-V performance metrics: Gives Hyper-V administrators detailed real-time insight into what is happening in their environment. Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V displays real-time memory and CPU consumption for the host and each associated VM.
- †Capacity planning for hybrid cloud: Veeam MP v7 analyzes on-premises virtual workloads and recommends the appropriate Microsoft Azure or VMware vCloud Hybrid Service resources so that IT can plan and budget for a hybrid cloud strategy.
- vSphere host security profile reporting: Provides IT with visibility into vSphere security settings for firewalls and services including changes, when changes occurred, who changed the setting, and other critical details needed to track security configuration.
- Enhanced Veeam MP deployment automation: Reduces the time and effort needed to deploy Veeam MP to support the largest VMware environments by automatically deploying collection components.
“By fully integrating Microsoft Hyper-V with Veeam MP v7 we now provide the rapidly growing Hyper-V user base with the same powerful management and monitoring tools that vSphere administrators have long enjoyed,” says Ratmir Timashev, president and CEO of Veeam. “This includes complete visibility of their critical virtual systems, risk mitigation, and proactive monitoring of Hyper-V from Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager console.”
Two licensing options are offered with Veeam MP v7 — the Enterprise Plus edition and Enterprise edition.
The Enterprise Plus edition provides features for strategic visibility of the app-to-metal stack and analysis tools needed for decision making, planning, optimization, and right-sizing dynamic virtual environments. For example, IT could use Veeam MP to provide real-time forecasting analysis of a cluster’s capacity and determine the number of days until computing resources will be completely consumed, enabling administrators to react before a problem occurs. Current Veeam MP v6.5 customers with active maintenance can upgrade to Enterprise Plus edition free of charge.
The Enterprise edition is designed to handle tactical management tasks and includes monitoring and alert management, report templates, and sophisticated dashboards, along with a subset of the management features offered in previous versions of Veeam MP.
An introductory offer of Veeam MP v7 Enterprise Edition for Hyper-V is available now through Dec. 31, 2014. In this offer, Veeam will provide up to 100 full-production licenses of Veeam MP Enterprise edition for Hyper-V, plus one year of maintenance per customer free of charge. These free licenses are eligible for upgrade to the full-featured Enterprise Plus.
Veeam Management Pack v7 is available now. In North America, the Enterprise Plus edition is priced at $450 per Hyper-V or vSphere CPU socket. The Enterprise edition is $250 per socket and can be upgraded to Enterprise Plus for $200 per socket. In other regions, Veeam Management Pack v7 is available at local pricing. Visit www.veeam.com/mp for additional product and pricing details and to register for free Veeam MP Enterprise edition licenses for Hyper-V.
Veeam will showcase its availability solutions at VeeamON: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, taking place October 6–9, 2014, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.