Release: Dell vOPS Server Explorer 6.3

Dell today released version 6.3 of Dell vOPS Server Explorer. vOPS Server Explorer originally developed by VKernel provided assessment tooling for virtualization administrators. VKernel was acquired by Quest in November 2011, and since Quest now owned by DELL, VKernel assets are now part of DELL as well. vOPS Server Explorer is delivered as a fully configured virtual machine, which can be installed on either VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Version 6.3 of vOPS Server Explorer, which is provided as freeware adds two new utilities, Storage Explorer and Change Explorer. Dell also provides a paid version called vOPS Server Standard providing additonional value with capacity and performance monitoring capabilities. Environment Explorer now also displays VM Density, Zombie VMs, Rightsizing savings and Changes.

Storage Explorer

  • Extensive storage performance and capacity views across datastores and VMs
  • Identifies critical datastore issues such as overcommitment, low capacity, high latency, VMFS version mismatch
  • Identifies critical VM issues such as low available disk space, high latency and throughput
  • Allows user to sort on any metric to find specific issues relevant to them

Change Explorer

  • Lists all changes that occurred to datacenters, clusters, resource pools, hosts, datastores and VMs within the last seven days with associated risk impact
  • Allows user to filter on object name, user and type to find specific changes
  • Number of changes also represented graphically over time to be able to see when they are occurring