NetIQ extends AppManager Suite to manage VMware virtual infrastructures

Quoting from the NetIQ official announcement:

NetIQ Corp., a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced it has entered the server virtualization management market with the availability of the NetIQ AppManager for VMware module. NetIQ AppManager for VMware is licensed to NetIQ on an exclusive basis by AK Computer Services Limited, a NetIQ channel and development partner and a technology partner of VMware, Inc.

NetIQ AppManager for VMware allows VMware customers to integrate the management and monitoring of their VMware infrastructure with NetIQ AppManager systems management solutions. Customers using both NetIQ AppManager and VMware ESX Server or GSX Server can monitor multiple elements of their virtual and physical IT infrastructures simultaneously using the same tools, services, procedures and personnel by installing a single agent on the VMware VirtualCenter Server. By incorporating the management of VMware environments into the NetIQ AppManager Suite, NetIQ continues to deliver on its Knowledge-Based Service Assurance strategy of providing management solutions that help its customers decrease the cost and complexity of assuring IT services across their organizations.

The standard suggested list price for the VMware module is $4000 per managed host. NetIQ is offering a special introductory suggested list price of $2,500 per virtual host monitored through December 31, 2005.

This is a cool news since NetIQ AppManager is really a great management solution. I also need to underline that Microsoft Operation Manager (MOM) is based on that technology so we eventually we’ll see this module on MOM 2005 too.