ManageEngine Announces Support for VMware's vFabric RabbitMQ Server

by Vangie Beal

ManageEngine Applications Manager 10.2 tracks multiple KPIs of the VMware vFabric RabbitMQ server.

IT management company, ManageEngine, has announced its performance monitoring software package, Applications Manager, now supports VMware vFabric RabbitMQ server.

vFabric RabbitMQ is VMware's new queuing software that makes handling message traffic a virtually effortless process. RabbitMQ is portable across major operating systems and developer platforms. It's also protocol-based, enabling it to connect with a vast range of other software components and making it an ideal messaging solution for cloud computing.

As more companies rely on cloud computing to drive business-critical services, messaging middleware helps ensure on-demand applications scale without sacrificing performance and reliability. Applications Manager support for VMware vFabric RabbitMQ extends the company's "single-pane-of-glass" monitoring solution to include VMware's enterprise messaging middleware and ManageEngine support is complementary to its VMware vFabric tc Server support.

"Without messaging, next-generation cloud-based applications will run at the speed of their slowest component," said David McJannet, director, cloud and application services, VMware. "VMware vFabric RabbitMQ is a fundamentally different type of messaging software -- lightweight to embed throughout an application, easy to adopt by developers, and flexible to integrate heterogeneous application components and systems. Applications Manager makes it that much easier for IT organizations to optimize applications powered by VMware's messaging technology."

ManageEngine Applications Manager tracks multiple key performance indicators (KPI) of the VMware vFabric RabbitMQ server, including queues, messages, channels, connections and exchanges. These metrics help IT administrators easily understand how their VMware vFabric resources are being utilized and facilitate capacity planning. IT professionals can gain insight into which channels are publishing messages faster and which channels are consuming them more slowly.

When combined with the support for monitoring VMware vFabric tc Server, the RabbitMQ monitoring feature in Applications Manager helps offer deeper insight into the performance of cloud-based applications. Applications Manager provides out-of-the-box health and performance monitoring of VMware vFabric RabbitMQ, troubleshooting insight to reduce downtime and remove performance bottlenecks and comprehensive performance stats and in-depth reports.

Gibu Mathew, director of product management, ManageEngine, said, "Applications Manager provides insight across the entire IT infrastructure in real time, so administrators can take a proactive approach to monitoring. Now, critical web and SpringSource-based applications that leverage VMware vFabric RabbitMQ(TM), VMware vFabric tc Server, and other VMware technologies can be monitored with a common tool, which is critical in complex IT environments."

Applications Manager 10.3 is available immediately, with prices starting at $795 for up to 25 servers or applications. You can also access a free, fully functional, 30-day trial version on the ManageEngine website.

This article was originally published on Monday Mar 12th 2012
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