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Columbus, OH, United States, 2009/03/25 - Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today delivers new executive management reporting, integration with corporate CMDBs (change management databases).
New Executive Management Reporting, CMDB Integration and Change Management in Version 3.5
Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today delivers new executive management reporting, integration with corporate CMDBs (change management databases), new change management capabilities, and numerous technical enhancements in version 3.5 of its Veeam Reporter and Veeam Reporter Enterprise products. Veeam Reporter is a favorite of virtualisation consultants and systems integrators for documenting customer engagements. Veeam Reporter Enterprise is ideal for documenting large ESX and ESXi environments over time for capacity planning and chargeback.
“When managing a dynamic virtual data center it is critically important to document the environment on a regular basis. Executive management is asking for these reports to comply with internal and external regulations, as well as to follow IT best practices for change management,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam president and CEO. “However, by the time the VMware administrator prepares these documents, they are already outdated. Veeam Reporter Enterprise automates the work of documenting the VMware environment, and eliminates the tedious, time-consuming and error-prone manual work currently performed by the administrators.”
New features in Reporter Enterprise 3.5 include:
• Executive Management Reporting – documentation of the virtual environment looks better than ever, with new Visio diagram formats, new pre-defined reports, and a new ability to create and save custom report templates, including corporate logo and formatting.
• CMDB Integration – provides integration of the VMware environment into common configuration management processes by exporting data into an existing centralised CMDB. Reporter Enterprise 3.5 provides a new PowerShell Extension to run scripts to automatically export Virtual Infrastructure data (both for the current state and earlier points in time) into a company’s centralised CMDB. This eliminates the manual work of creating inventory spreadsheets, and keeps the central CMDB up-to-date automatically. In addition, running PowerShell scripts against the Reporter Enterprise server instead of vCenter allows users to offload script processing activities from vCenter, providing for better availability of this critical Virtual Infrastructure element.
• Change Management – because Veeam Reporter Enterprise gathers virtual infrastructure data periodically on a scheduled basis and stores it in a central Microsoft SQL database, administrators can see point-in-time views or generate reports to analyse changes over time for configuration drift, security auditing and troubleshooting. In addition or instead of that, administrators can simply opt to receive an e-mail with all changes to the virtual infrastructure since the last data collection.
Pricing and Availability
Veeam Reporter Enterprise 3.5 is available immediately, with North American pricing unchanged at $375 USD per socket.
Veeam Reporter 3.5 is also available immediately, with North American pricing remaining at $250 USD per socket. Engagement-based consultant licenses are available through Veeam partners worldwide.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software (veeam.com), a premier- level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware Infrastructure. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware: Veeam Backup & Replication; Veeam Reporter Enterprise, to document virtual environments for capacity planning and chargeback; Veeam Configurator, offering complete host configuration management; and Veeam Monitor, for performance monitoring and alerting across multiple Virtual Centers. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam’s products include the nworks Smart Plug-in and the nworks Management Pack that offer VMware monitoring and management from Microsoft and HP enterprise management consoles.