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With VMware's fully 64-bit versions of ESX Server and VirtualCenter gaining ground fast - and VMworld in Los Angeles just a weekend away - Russian software outfit Veeam said it has ported its VMware monitoring software to 64-bit Windows.

The new version of Veeam Monitor can keep track of any 64-bit guest operating system running on VMware, whether Windows, Linux or Solaris. It provides administrators with CPU, memory, disk, pagefile and I/O performance data per virtual machine, according to Veeam's Maxim Ivanov.

"This x64 edition was heavily demanded by our customers - people are starting to shift to 64-bit server platforms," he said. "As Veeam Monitor uses its own kernel driver to monitor the hypervisor, we had to re-write it for the x64 platform."

Veeam says that its monitoring software solves a growing chore for system admins by providing an equivalent of the Windows task manager, but for virtual machines. It claims it can also help them redistribute physical resources among virtual machines to improve efficiency, and be used for planning and what-if analysis.

Headed by CEO Ratmir Timashev, the Veeam team is the same one that founded Aelita Software (subsequently acquired by Quest Software), and more recently set up utility software developer AMUST. Veeam was started alongside AMUST to provide a home for the group's enterprise software, according to Timashev.

"At the moment we are developing Veeam Monitor 2.0 for ESX, which will allow you to monitor remote ESX servers," Ivanov said. "It is an administrator console to monitor your full virtual infrastructure. It can draw a very detailed performance picture for every ESX server and all VMs running on it."

A demo version of the x64 software is available for download, he added.

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