IBM SmartCloud Monitoring 7.2 Trial Virtual Machine available for Trials and POCs

I wanted to let everyone know that a Trial Virtual Machine is available for the SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2 FP1 product. The Trial provides a 90 day trial of the software to monitor your virtualized environment and includes the Capacity Planning tools for VMware and PowerVM. These tools can help you optimize your virtualized environment and save money.

Within a few hours you can have the Virtual Machine up and running and monitoring your Virtualized environment.

This is a great tool if you are working with a customer on a Proof of Concept. Or, if you are customer, it is a really quick and easy way to evaluate the software.

The Trial includes the SmartCloud Monitoring product plus a little bit of extra content. It includes monitoring for:

VMware
PowerVM including (OS, VIOS, CEC, and HMC)
Hyper-V
Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer
KVM
Cisco UCS
Log File Monitoring
DB2
Agent Based and Agent-less Operating System monitoring
Network Devices
NetApp Storage
Integration with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
Integration with IBM Systems Director

The trial also includes Predictive Analytics, Capacity Planning and Optimization for VMware and PowerVM

Here is a screen portion of the VMware Expense Reduction report where we show you the potential savings gained by optimizing your VMware environment.  The data came from a customer and is based on the typical costs of a US data center.  The Virtualization Licensing costs are based on list price in the US.

This report shows the potential savings gained by optimizing the VMware environment

This report shows the potential savings gained by optimizing the VMware environment

You can find the software at the following URL: https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-ibmscmpcvi2

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can send me an email at bstern@us.ibm.com

Ben Stern

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