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What's New in Opsview 4.6.3?

It is no secret that new innovative technologies are being developed at a rapid pace. And when it comes to overseeing your IT infrastructure, it is crucial to have the ability to monitor these up and coming systems, especially ones that are likely to be mainstays in the tech world. Our latest release of Opsview has a primary focus in ensuring that you are able to do exactly that. In Opsview 4.6.3., there are nearly a dozen newly introduced Opspacks which will provide users with powerful monitoring capabilities of today’s prevalent technologies. In this blog, we will examine 5 of the more prominent Opspacks in Opsview 4.6.3. that should prove to be quite useful for sysadmins. 

1.    Microsoft Hyper-V: Virtualization technologies are commonplace in the life of IT professionals these days, yet there is still an alarming segment of folks who haven’t quite grasped its importance. Companies all over the world utilize virtualization for a variety of reasons including its cost-effective ability to reduce the number of servers consuming energy, making management/control/inspection of VM’s easier to handle, and providing flexible test environments. Therefore, it is no surprise that Microsoft hopped aboard the trend back in 2008 when they first introduced Hyper-V as a virtualization platform, and they have continued to release new versions of it with the roll-out of new Windows servers.  

What our new Opspack does: This Opspack gives users the ability to monitor the health of their Hyper-V virtual machines using WMI. This means that users will be able to monitor several important metrics including memory usage, CPU usage, guest storage errors, and network read/write for each of their virtual machines. These features will greatly benefit server administrators who will be pleased to save their valuable time rather than be stuck in the trenches of manual maintenance work. 

2.    Docker: If you are a member of the data center or cloud IT community, you have surely heard Docker be mentioned quite frequently over the past year or so. The formal mission of Docker is to exist as open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications using LXC technology. But simply put, the central reason why companies are adopting Docker at such a rapid rate is because of its efficiency. As opposed to the system requirements of some VM hypervisors, Docker utilizes containers which use shared operating systems that don’t take up a large amount of system resources. And since Docker is comprised of open source and commercial technologies, Docker achieves application portability across multiple environments  

What our new Opspack does: This new Opspack allows users the ability to monitor Docker on a per container basis, returning system statistics including the CPU and memory usage, container size (MB/GB) and container uptime as well as the ‘top’ command output for each container where possible. Being able to monitor Docker, a thriving tool that gets more applications running on the same hardware than its competitors, can be quite an asset for sysadmins as well as developers. The hype for Docker is rising day by day, so be sure to make the most out of this popular technology by ensuring the monitoring of its infrastructure. 

3.    ElasticSearch: Elasticsearch is an open source search server based on Apache Lucene, similar to Apache Solr. It is Java-based and is able search/index a diverse grouping of document files, which is particular effective when there is a need to locate specific text in blog posts or other forms of web pages. A variety of features such as real-time analytics, scalable search solutions, and multi-tenancy support are particular notable and play a big part in why IT professionals are still gaining actionable insights from ElasticSearch.

What our new Opspack does: This Opspack will allow the monitoring of Elasticsearch metrics such as JVM uptime, file system capacity and usage, virtual memory usage, and more. Making sense of the influx of data that plays a huge role in your IT environment is a must for identifying what programs are yielding positive results and what systems need improvements. Combining this Opspack with Elasticsearch provides reassurance in the fact that your data is working for you. 

4.    Apache Solr: Similar to ElasticSearch, Apache Solr is an open-source search server based on the Lucene Java search library. Solr is a particularly popular search platform for an impressive resume of Web sites because it can index/search multiple sites and return recommendations for similar content based on the search query’s classifications. As a highly reliable tool, Solr prides itself on a number of user-friendly features including distributed indexing, automated recovery, and centralized configuration.  

What our new Opspack does:The Apache Solr Opspack will allow the monitoring of Apache Solr, providing particular insight into metrics such as JVM memory and system swap, load average, and memory usage. Between the versatility of Apache Solr (as well as their rising role status as a standalone NoSQL) and the ability of Opsview to clearly define the status of its data layers, this Opspack will make a substantial difference in the utilization of this enterprise search platform. 

5.    Salesforce: Whether you work in IT, sales, or marketing, Salesforce is a universally known technology that most likely plays a prominent role in the operation of your business.  Salesforce is one of the most popular CRM software suites in the world and their status is only growing as a well-respected company that has proved to be influential in areas beyond customer relationship management (cloud computing, etc ). The sales, service, marketing, and community cloud platforms are just a segment of the robust product offerings that Salesforce provides. With innovation being at the forefront of SalesForce’s business strategy, their impressive listing is bound to grow in the near-future. 

What our new Opspack does: With this Opspack, not only will Salesforce users be able to monitor the overall status of Salesforce.com and its regions, but also the statistics of their own instances (ex. are they about to run over their data allowance, API calls, etc). Many companies heavily rely on the powerful capabilities of SalesForce since it is an industry leader in its field; pairing it with our new Opspack can bring you peace of mind in knowing that the time and money dedicated to SalesForce is being maximized to the highest degree. 

The list of Opspacks doesn’t end there! With the release of Opsview 4.6.3., you are also able to monitor other technologies such as Amazon Web Services, SMART, MDRAID, ServiceCloud, Dell PowerEdge, and Advanced CPU.  We want to make it easy as possible for you to monitor things out of the box; that means there is no need to download multiple plugins in order for your monitoring to be easily customizable. For access to these new Opspacks and an overall enhanced Opsview experience, try Opsview 4.6.3. here

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