Runecast, a leader in predictive analytics for VMware® vSphere® environments, today announced the availability of the latest version of Runecast Analyzer.
Runecast Analyzer is a proactive VMware vSphere management solution that installs as an OVA format virtual appliance. Runecast Analyzer uses current VMware Knowledge Base articles and Runecast expertise to analyze the virtual infrastructure and expose potential issues and best practice violations, before they cause major outages.
Version 1.5 delivers the ability to analyze and manage multiple VMware vSphere vCenters via one dashboard. vCenter is the central management component of a VMware infrastructure and previous versions of Runecast Analyzer supported only one vCenter connection at a time. With the majority of enterprise customers having several vCenter servers, it meant they needed to deploy and use several instances of Runecast Analyzer. The single point of control that Runecast Analyzer 1.5 delivers means less overhead for hosting and maintaining several Runecast instances.
"Version 1.5 of Runecast Analyzer is a key milestone for our R&D efforts, particularly as this was a frequently requested requirement from our customers," commented Stanimir Markov, CEO, Runecast. "It will provide a major business benefit to service providers, enterprise customers and anyone with more than one vCenter instance."
All existing customers will be able to upgrade seamlessly. If the Runecast Analyzer appliance is configured to download the latest update, the upgrade will be automatic. In the case where the appliance is configured for manual updates, customers will have the option of manually triggering the update or performing an offline update where the ISO update file can be downloaded and then copied over into a more secure environment where the Runecast Analyzer appliance resides.
"Runecast Analyzer 1.5 delivers us significant resource savings by enabling management of multiple vCenters via one dashboard," said Stephen Parker of Brigham Young University-Idaho. "Having this enhanced visibility means I can ensure my vSphere environment is operating to maximum performance levels to service the requirements of the University."
Other enhancements in version 1.5 include improved security, enhanced log search and filtering and improved Knowledge Base filters.