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VMware vFabric Hyperic now a part of Zimbra Appliance

For those that have been looking to deploy the VMware Zimbra Appliance (an enterprise-class email and collaboration solution delivered as a virtual appliance) but were not sure how to monitor the solution for performance, there is great news. VMware is now bundling vFabric Hyperic with the Zimbra appliance. This will allow admins to easily monitor the performance of their enterprise email and collaboration suite and ensure that their users are always able to access the platform.

There will be no additional configuration necessary to get vFabric Hyperic working as it will be integrated into the Zimbra appliance itself. Now, monitoring can take place in real time with solid metrics that identify possible problems and alert admins immediately. This is simply golden in the IT world where monitoring is often lacking and most situations have reactive response instead of proactive procedures.

From the VMware press release:
Continuing to simplify IT for administrators With vFabric Hyperic, VMware vSphere customers who are running Zimbra Appliance realize additional benefits including:

  • Alert on problems as soon as they occur -- Hyperic can alert Zimbra administrators within a minute of when a performance problem is discovered. Hyperic's flexible alerting allows alert recipients to vary based on problem type, time of day and escalation workflows.

  • Automated problem resolution -- Hyperic control actions can automatically implement problem fixes, such as restarting a mail server and reducing the number of off-hours issues that demand Zimbra administrator attention.

  • Rapid diagnosis of performance problems -- Zimbra administrators now have complete insight into everything they need to know to quickly pinpoint the root cause of service problems, enabling them to restore service levels with a minimum impact on business productivity.


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