Tripwire announced vWire, the first virtualization management solution to integrate change and configuration awareness into Virtual Infrastructure (VI) management. vWire continuously monitors the state of virtual systems and correlates data with critical events to provide context and insight into potential issues, and then acts to prevent and resolve problems that cause downtime.
vWire is easy to set up and requires no special training. Once installed with sufficient licenses and credentials, vWire automatically starts recording and analyzing the status of the entire virtual infrastructure. vWire is comprised of three major components:
- Monitoring and Data Collection – vWire monitors all change, configuration and critical event data, providing a database of up-to-the-minute information that can be quickly accessed, searched, and filtered. vWire complements the availability features of the VMware platform by monitoring systems to help prevent or eliminate virtual system downtime.
- Shared content – vWire data can be accessed with various combinations of filters, scripts and alerts, easily accessed through the vWire dashboard. Administrators can see at a glance the aggregated information that is relevant to ensuring the health of their virtual infrastructure. These capabilities ship with out-of-the box content, but can be easily customized. Users can also import shared content from the community, expanding the library of tools and solutions.
- The vWire community – This online forum provides an opportunity for VI administrators, industry experts and product specialists to share content, expertise and solutions for issues involving the management of virtual systems.