VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat delivers high availability and disaster recovery for VMware vCenter Server and all of its components - including the database and licensing server - with failover across the LAN or WAN. The software supports physical-tovirtual (P2V), physical-to-physical (P2P) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) failover, ensuring consistent operation of VMware Infrastructure when VMware vCenter Server is threatened by unplanned or planned downtime. The software monitors VMware vCenter Server and provides the broadest range of protection against application or operator errors, operating system or hardware failure, or external events.
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat is easy to install and configure. The software has no hardware configuration dependencies and automatically detects standard VMware vCenter Server components upon installation for instant monitoring and protection.
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat continuously replicates information from VMware vCenter Server to a passive standby server for rapid recovery. Data locations, registry entries, license data and databases are all cloned automatically. VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat uses a hidden network channel to maintain connectivity and replicate to a passive secondary server, making sure only the primary server is visible to users.
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat uses predictive technology to continually monitor the health of VMware vCenter Server, its database and other components or plug-ins. The software monitors components such as VMware License Server, the vpxd service, VMware vCenter Update Manager, and other critical parts of the management platform. Monitoring can also easily be extended to any plug-ins for VMware vCenter Server.
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When there is an availability threat, or simply a planned maintenance window, administrators can switchover the VMware vCenter Server and all of its components from the primary server to a secondary server at the click of a button. The entire failover and failback process can also be easily automated based on pre-defined criteria.
- Protection for VMware vCenter Server against hardware, operating system, application and network downtime on virtual and physical platforms
- Deep awareness and proactive monitoring of VMware vCenter Server and all of its components
- Seamless failover and failback of VMware vCenter Server, including the database and license server
- Protects VMware vCenter Server in local and remote disaster recovery scenarios