Nimsoft Expands Cisco UCS Monitoring
July 11, 2011
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Nimsoft Monitor now features expanded coverage and additional advanced capabilities for use with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to provide customers with in-depth details of their cloud and data center platforms. Nimsoft made the announcement at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference.

The Cisco Unified Computing System is the first fabric computing platform that combines industry-standard, x86 compute resources with networking and storage access to form a single converged system. Cisco UCS is designed for dynamic, scalable, and highly virtualized data centers and cloud environments. Nimsoft Monitor runs on Cisco UCS and monitors its components within a single, common platform with customers’ other cloud and traditional IT resources―including network, software switches, storage, databases, virtualization, and Web applications.

Nimsoft Monitor integrates with Cisco UCS and can automatically discover changes in physical Cisco UCS components (such as the chassis, fans, power supplies, and servers), as well as virtual resources and service profiles within Cisco UCS environments. Once physical, virtual, and services resources have been discovered, Nimsoft Monitor can apply user-defined automated monitoring policies that are in synch with Cisco UCS threshold policies to provide customers with full visibility into the end-to-end health of their environments.

Enhancements to Nimsoft Monitor include:

• Broadened component support: Nimsoft Monitor now offers support for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers and Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders. This expanded coverage augments the solution’s support for other core components within Cisco UCS environments, including Cisco UCS chassis, server blade systems, and fabric interconnects.

• Extended metric support: Nimsoft Monitor now gathers more metrics for interface cards within the blade server chassis. It supports monitoring of storage controllers, disks, Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) and RAID batteries attached to server blades―and can now track available aggregated bandwidth by port type within fabric interconnects.

• Easier configuration: Nimsoft Monitor now enables administrators to quickly select multiple thresholds for monitoring component states and supporting elastic Cisco UCS configurations.

• Vblock support: Nimsoft Monitor also offers comprehensive, integrated monitoring coverage of the Vblock Infrastructure Platform, tracking physical, virtual, and application elements of Vblock environments including Vblock Series 300 and Vblock Series 700

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