VMworld 2014: Dell to showcase Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.0

Dell Software today said it will showcase Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 at VMworld 2014 on August 25-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Foglight for Virtualization is Dell Software’s virtualization management product offering.

Dell Software said Foglight for Virtualization 8.0, which addresses the operational challenges of IT teams, will be available in Q3 2014. The price of Foglight for Virtualization 7.2, which was unveiled recently, is $799 per CPU socket.

With a single view, Dell Foglight for Virtualization enables IT to control change, visualize infrastructure, as well as analyze and optimize the performance and capacity of the heterogeneous virtual environments – from the virtual machine (VM), through the virtual Ethernet network (including packet level analysis), to the physical disk extent in the storage array.

The company said Dell Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 provides advanced optimization and capacity management tools that are key to meeting performance SLAs, and sets the required foundation for leveraging the capital and operational cost efficiency.


Foglight for Virtualization 8.0 will analyze system variations with Change Analyzer feature that provides cross-hypervisor change tracking capabilities. This apart, businesses can perform impact analysis reports to see the impact of a change before it is made, as well as see the impact changes could have on performance with the ability to map changes in CPU, Memory, Disk and Network performance.

In addition, enterprise CIOs can retain information about each historical changed event to see the impact of a change before implemented as well as the ability to view the source of change event and the impact on the environment, and even rollback the change if needed.

The new Capacity Director feature covers modeling and forecasting of physical to virtual (P2V), virtual to virtual (V2), and even physical to physical server resource migrations. IT administrators can seamlessly plan for infrastructure upgrades, with the flexibility to model the migration from one hypervisor vendor or private cloud infrastructure with little to no downtime.

John Maxwell, vice president, virtualization monitoring, Dell Software, said: “More and more of our customers are cost-effectively deploying new hardware and services, and remediating performance problems.”

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