GroundWork Monitor 6.0 Released with New Features and Streamlined Interface

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 21, 2009

Open source network and systems management software vendor GroundWork released a new version of its flagship product GroundWork Monitor 6.0 today with a passel of new features and a newly-designed interface. Based on the idea that the tree-style viewing options typically found in today's montoriting software is longer the best choice for applications running in the cloud, GroundWork has developed what it's calling a "Seurat View" to help users see at a glance where tiny pieces of data fit into the larger picture.

On top of existing features like operation intelligence, reporting, and easy maintainability via the BitRock Network Service for patch and update notification,  Version 6.0 also includes:

• Advanced security and customization — New user interface based on JBoss Portal enables fine-grained, role-based access controls and a high level of customization.

• Increased productivity and quick troubleshooting — Redesigned Status Viewer based on customer feedback, provides availability and performance data in a single view – aiding troubleshooting and reducing time needed to investigate issues.

• Enhanced tools for large deployments —Embedded, context-sensitive event console for accessing performance, status and event information in one view; and "Seurat View" to access the status of hundreds of hosts and services performance.  

• Tailor–made monitoring — Easily create and tailor as many personal and role-based dashboards for any specific need.

• Quick migration and easier integration —Technical changes provide new extension points, new APIs, and tight integration with authentication systems as well as assuring fast migration from Nagios and earlier versions of GroundWork Monitor.

GroundWork Monitor 6.0 updates all editions of the product from the licensed Enterprise Edition, designed for large and distrubuted environments, all the way to the free Community Edition. Check GroundWork's Web site for a product comparison chart, a free demo, or to watch a video of Monitor 6.0 in action.