In mid July Quest released a new version of its VMware Management Extensions (QMX) for System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2.
The product has been included in the Vizioncore portfolio, rebranded as Management Pack for VMware 1.0, even if the internal build actually is 220.127.116.11, and relaunched yesterday.
It’s not clear why Quest decided to leverage the Vizioncore brand in this way: the company in fact already announced the upcoming drop of its subsidiary brand within the end of August.
Anyway, the Management Pack, available for free, allows Microsoft administrators to manage the VMware environments thanks to:
- Alert and event management and trending inside the SCOM console
- Performance monitoring & availability event monitoring
- Out-of-the-box reports for host and guest metrics
With this move Quest/Vizioncore increases the already harsh competition with Veeam, which acquired nworks in June 2008 and offers VMware and Hyper-V management add-ons for both SCOM and HP Operations Manager.