Snapwatcher From opvizor
My good friends over at opvizor are kicking off America’s Independence Day celebrations with an awesome offer. Opvizor is offering their snapshot management tool, Snapwatcher, for a super low price for just a short time. If you jump on this deal now you will get Snapwatcher Enterprise for just $94.50 per named user including 1 year of maintenance and support! This special deal will not last long (valid until July 4th 2015 11:59pm PST). Have a look at my post about Snapwatcher & then get on over to opvizor’s site to grab this deal!
What is Snapwatcher?
Per opvizor: “Snapwatcher is designed to free precious but wasted disk space by fixing broken, old and invalid snapshots with a click. It monitors VMware snapshots across all VMware vCenter systems and reports progress of any space it was able to save. Snapwatcher’s powerful grid allows the user to monitor hundreds of snapshots at a time, making it easy to immediately detect any bad snapshots in the Virtual Environment.
The user can see when the snapshot has been created, who created it and tracks how these have been handled. As the software doesn’t rely only on the VMware vCenter API data and also checks the real data store usage, the customer gets deep insights about the space waste even when the VM snapshots are inconsistent or in “Zombie” state.
As VM snapshots are a popular virtualization function, and make it possible for virtual machine administrators to revert to previous stages when something goes wrong with the latest installed update. However, snapshots must be consistently monitored by age, size and growth rates to prevent invalid snapshots from hogging disk space. Invalid snapshots are caused by many kinds of actions the system admin has no control of, such as backup solutions which trigger snapshot creation and deletion. If the VMware struggles to delete the snapshot files, an invalid snapshot is created. Until now, these kinds of snapshots have been hard to detect, and would typically continue to grow and waste large volumes of disk space if left ignored.”