Release: VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) 1.1

On April 26 VMware announced the general availability of VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) 1.1, previously introduced as a part of vCenter Operations Management Suite.

VIN automatically detects, discovers and maps all the applications virtualized on vSphere reporting all the characteristics and dependencies through vSphere Web Client, visual maps and searchable tables.

There is no need to install additional agents because VIN leverages VMware tools.

An interesting features is the ability to map discovered serves and apps into Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Protection Groups highlighting the impact of all the VM dependencies and the risks associated.

In this new release is introduced the ability to name undiscovered application services that are not present in the knowledge base or are custom applications, and now VIN, as a part of the vCenter Operations Management Enterprise & Enterprise + Suites, provides an additional level of application visibility useful in performance and uptime management procedures.