SolarWinds launched a free tool called SolarWinds Server Health Monitor, adding to the list of its more than 30 free tools. The tool is designed to provide IT professionals with detailed visibility into multi-vendor server infrastructure.
SolarWinds Server Health Monitor helps IT professionals to monitor critical server hardware components, including metrics on fan speed, temperature, power supply, CPU, battery and more.
Further, it helps to quickly identify server hardware issues impacting server and application performance. Moreover, it assists to monitor hardware health metrics for Dell PowerEdge, HP ProLiant and IBM eServer xSeries servers, and VMwareESX/ESXi hypervisors.
“Monitoring the underlying IT infrastructure that supports the health and performance of business critical applications is a necessity for IT pros to ensure business continuity,” said Nikki Jennings, group vice president, product strategy, SolarWinds.
Understanding the performance of server infrastructure is a big part of the performance of the entire IT infrastructure, and is a key metric that all IT pros should have clear visibility into, Jennings said.
SolarWinds said its Server Health Monitor free tool supports monitoring of up to five server nodes and is available for download now. The pricing starts at $2,995 and includes first year of maintenance.
Recently, SolarWinds has appointed J.P. Morgan as its financial advisor and DLA Piper (US) as its legal advisor to review its business following an unsolicited expression of interest from a third party.
SolarWinds did not disclose the name of the third party. The review may result into some “value-enhancing initiatives as a standalone company or a possible sale or other form of business combination.”