Release: Veeam nworks for VMware 5.0 / Backup & Replicator 3.1.1

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In the last few weeks Veeam released a couple of updates for its products.

The most important is the nworks Management Pack 5.0 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007.
Veeam acquired nworks in June 2008 for an undisclosed sum.
Under the new control the nworks management suite received a major update (4.0) in December 2008 and now we have this new one.

This 5.0 release introduces two key things:

  • support for VMware vSphere 4.0
    (the product comes preconfigured to monitor VMware DPM, the Host Profiles, the vApps and VMware FT)
  • a new web management console to configure the nworks Collectors
  • Collectors high-availability (if a Collector doesn’t emit the heartbeat the product automatically redistributes the monitoring activity of the faulty agent to the others available in the network)

Veeam also released a minor update (3.1.1) for its Backup & Replicator product.

This new version, which comes just two months after the 3.1 release, is primary for bug fixing but it also introduces a new feature: the product now supports replication over slow and unreliable links.