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Announcing vRealize Log Insight 2.5 and more!

At VMworld Europe today, VMware announced a wave of new cloud management offerings and capabilities including a new version of Log Insight scheduled to be released in Q4 2014. The Log Insight release will be the fourth GA in only 1.5 years!
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vRealize Log Insight

There are A LOT of amazing new features including:

  • Role-based access control (RBAC)
  • vRealize Operations inventory service integration
  • Internal load balancer
  • Linux agent
  • Event forwarding
  • Content pack marketplace
  • Presentation mode
  • Hosts overview table
  • Ability to edit saved queries including alerts and dashboards
  • Much, much more…

As I talked about in my post last week, many of the features are available for testing today if you are part of the Tech Preview program. In addition, VMware hinted at new content packs for the “most popular networking gear” are expected in Q4 as well. For more all the official information about the announcement, see: Log Insight 2.5 Release Announced or VMware vRealize Suite Updates Cloud Management Platform for Comprehensive Management of Applications and Infrastructure in Hybrid Clouds. To be notified when VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 is available for download, sign up at: http://eepurl.com/3FUsr.

vRealize Operations

In addition to Log Insight, vRealize Operations (formerly vCenter Operations Manager) 6.0 was announced which includes a ton of new features including:

  • Intelligent Operations
    • Predictive analytics and Smart Alerts
    • Powerful Visualizations
    • Unified UI to Manage vSphere and non-vSphere Domains
    • Enhanced Capacity Planning and Project Management
  • Policy-Based Automation
    • Advanced Policy Management
    • Automated Remediation
    • User and Access Control Management
  • Unified Management
    • Scale-out and Resilient Platform
    • Unified Storage Visibility
    • New Management Packs

Wow. You can read all about the vRealize Operations 6.0 release here: Introducing vRealize Operations 6.0 – Delivering Intelligent Operations From Apps to Storage.

New Product & Offering

On top of all of this, vRealize Code Stream, which enables a continuous delivery solution for DevOps, and vRealize Air Compliance, the industry’s first SaaS compliance service built for the software-defined data center, were announced as well further growing the management portfolio. For more information see: VMware Drives Cloud Management to New Levels with Major Updates to vRealize Suite, New DevOps Solution.

Licensing

Finally, and possibly of most interest, VMware announced pricing for the new suites and products:

  • VMware will update all the components of the VMware vRealize Suite which is available in two editions: Advanced ($6,750 per CPU) and Enterprise ($9,950 per CPU).
  • VMware vRealize Code Stream will be made available standalone and priced at $1,250 per Operating System Instance (OSI) or $7,500 per CPU.
  • VMware vRealize Air Compliance is now available in beta, which customers and partners can sign up for at: http://vrealizeair.vmware.com/compliance. Pricing for VMware vRealize Air Compliance will be announced at general availability.
  • VMware will also update both the operations and log analytics components of VMware vRealize Operations Insight, an add-on to VMware vSphere with Operations Management. VMware vRealize Operations Insight is licensed on a per-CPU model starting at $2,000.

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