Hello. Josh Stevens here from SolarWinds. And today we are going to talk a little bit about monitoring virtual server environments. Now, as many of you know, using virtual server technology like that from VMware is a great way to save on costing your datacenter in terms of power and space requirements of recooling. And, it's also a great way to speed up deployment of applications and of servers. Here at SolarWinds we use virtual server technology a lot in development of our applications, and within our labs. But, one of the things we’ve noticed is that there aren't a lot of good tools out there for monitoring virtual server environment. And so we’ve just released a brand new tool at SolarWinds that I wanted to show you.
This tool is called the SolarWinds VM monitor. And it’s a free tool you can download from SolarWinds.com, and you can install it on your machine, and it will monitor your ESX server. Now, the VM monitor provides a lot of details about the ESX server itself, including the status of the server, the CPU and memory consumption, the network traffic in and out of the server, and the virtual machine that’s running on the server.
It also gives details about each and every virtual machine on the server and its status, in terms of CPU, memory, network traffic. And it provides a lot of the detail that we usually want to know about those servers, so when we get a call, we know whether the VM is running or if there has been a problem. It's a real easy lightweight way to keep track of the performance and the status of your virtual machines and the ESX virtual servers.
Now, if you have a more robust need for network monitoring, of course you can download Orion. And the latest versions of Orion actually include some new features that make them a great tool for monitoring a virtual server environment, specifically ESX. As you’ll see here, we’ve tracked the response time, packet loss, latency and memory utilization. We also tracked details on each and every virtual machine on the host, and its status in terms of performance and fault. We also tracked many other details about the physical machine as you can see, both real time and historically. And these are just some of the data points you can see. And we also store data like disk utilization, available disk space, memory consumption for each of the virtual machines, CPU consumption for the machines, and of course network traffic.
So again, here at SolarWinds we have a new free tool, I’ll show you one more time, the SolarWinds VM monitor, for monitoring those ESX servers you have out there. And we also now within Orion have some new features that make it a great choice for monitoring those virtual server environments. And it’s of course fitted in to our main Orion product, where you monitor all of your other servers. This is really a key component, because, as you know, being able to monitor all of your infrastructure, both servers physical and virtual from one single network management station is a real key part of being successful in your network management strategy. Until next time, Josh Stevens at Solarwinds signing off. Have a great day.