eG Innovations, a global provider of business service monitoring and triage solutions for IT infrastructures, today announced its first product specifically designed for use in virtualized computing environments. The eG Monitor for VMware® InfrastructuresTM (eG VM MonitorTM) is a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing all aspects of virtual hosts and guests, whether the infrastructure is used to support server or desktop applications. The product includes patent-pending technology, and is part of the company’s flagship eG Enterprise SuiteTM.
The eG VM MonitorTM is the only virtual management tool providing real time “external” and “internal” performance views of what a VMware host sees about the guests and what the guests see internally. Using patent-pending In-N-Out MonitoringTM technology, the eG VM Monitor provides a comprehensive view of the VMware ESX ServerTM, including performance of the VM kernel, console operating system and all of its individual guests. eG agents only need be installed on the ESX Servers – not on each guest. Using ESX Server APIs, the eG agents provide an “outside view” of a guest’s performance. Relative resource usage levels of guests show where performance hogs may lie. To complement the outside view, the eG agent obtains an “inside view” that details user activity (desktop/VDI), resource allocation and the application mix running inside the guest system.