(The Hosting News) – LogicMonitor has recently released new comprehensive, fully automated virtualization monitoring for Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere 4/ESX Server, and Amazon’s EC2. The new release builds on existing support for database and web servers including MySQL and Apache, and combines with LogicMonitor’s trademark ease-of-use, LogicMonitor is now the go-to solution for monitoring any virtualized environment.
In a report released this month, analyst firm Garner estimated that by the end of 2012, more than half of eligible workloads will have been virtualized. “With so many companies moving parts of their operations to virtualized environments, it’s critical that they have an effective, easy-to-use monitoring solution in order to head off problems before they start,” said LogicMonitor CEO Steve Francis. “With this new release, LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring is the most easy-to-use and comprehensive solution out there.”
While virtualization vendors are improving the provisioning and management of VMs, that is only half the battle: every VM launched requires monitoring, and while the virtualization vendors may provide some monitoring of raw functionality, only LogicMonitor automatically:
Is aware when new VMs are spawned
Can figure out what those VMs do (eg: databases, web servers, virtual load balancers, etc.)
Can monitor them appropriately, at the application level, down to the OS and the underlying infrastructure
Ties in to all of the components of the system, offering unmatched visibility into the origins of any performance issue
Can set thresholds automatically, and route alerts appropriately.
LogicMonitor is currently offering a free, 14-day trial of its hosted monitoring service (virtualization monitoring, go here: http://www.logicmonitor.com/monitoring/virtualization/.