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5nine Manager v9.1 NEW

Manage Hyper-V Like a Pro

  • Dramatically simplify and save money on Hyper-V management
  • Get a user-friendly management GUI for Windows Server Core and Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Manage different Hyper-V versions (2012 R2/ 2012/ 2008 R2 SP1) from a single console
  • Improve resource usage with Dynamic Optimization

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Price of the license per 2 CPU*

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$449

VM creation and editing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM access via Guest Console

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Replication

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

“Shared nothing” live migration

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Storage live migration

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Multiple Hyper-V Version Support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local GUI on Windows Server Core and Microsoft Hyper-V Server

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connect to VMs through Microsoft RDP or FreeRDP

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

MS SQL Server Support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Summary Tab View

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource Library

No

No

Yes

Yes

VM property searching and filtering

No

No

Yes

Yes

Low disk space notification

No

No

Yes

Yes

Virtual file transfer disk between VMs and hosts

No

No

Yes

Yes

VM status icons

No

No

Yes

Yes

VM management operations logging

No

No

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Optimization

No

No

Yes

Yes

Integrated Sysprep Tool

No

No

Yes

Yes

Enhanced VM Templates

No

No

Yes

Yes

Failover Clustering support

No

No

Yes

Yes

Cluster Creation and Validation

No

No

Yes

Yes

Real-time monitoring with alerts

No

No

Yes

Yes

System Status Report

No

No

Yes

Yes

Integrated Best Practices Analyzer

No

No

Yes

Yes

Integrated Hyper-V and cluster logs

No

No

Yes

Yes

Configure guest IP addresses from the host

No

No

Yes

Yes

Monitor Historical Trends

No

No

Yes

Yes

Capacity Planning NEW

No

No

Yes

Yes

Agentless antivirus and antimalware

No

No

No

Yes

VM Active Protection

No

No

No

Yes

* - 5nine Manager and 5nine Manager with Antivirus licenses are available for 1, 2 and 3 years of subscription.

Licensing options

  • 5nine Manager Free Edition supports 6 VMs and 1 host with up to 2 CPU.
  • 5nine Manager subscription license is available per 2 CPU.
  • 5nine Manager with Antivirus license is limited to real-time AV protection of 20 VMs per host.
  • Upgrade to 5nine Manager with Antivirus is available upon request.

5nine Hyper-V Manager is an easy, centralized and affordable management and monitoring solution designed for every Hyper-V user. It provides many of the features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager specifically needed for SMBs, and requires no additional hardware.

Learning or evaluating Hyper-V is now easy with this simple, yet powerful solution, helping new users and VMware admins make the transition to the Microsoft Cloud Platform. 5nine Manager with Antivirus includes non-invasive security protection with the fastest scans in the industry. Now Hyper-V administrators have access to the management and security features they need, without any complexity.

Benefits

Gain Cost-Effective Management for Hyper-V Users of All Sizes

5nine Manager is ideal for any company that needs to minimize their software expenses, hardware investments and operational costs for maintaining their virtual infrastructure. Whether you are an SMB with a few Hyper-V hosts, or a larger organization running multiple clusters, you can save time by making your daily IT tasks more efficient through easy, yet scalable Hyper-V administration. Since 5nine Manager does not require any additional infrastructure investments you can now get more out of your IT budget!

Centralize Management and Monitoring for all your Virtualized Resources

Get all the Hyper-V management and monitoring tools you need to run a virtualized datacenter combined into a single centralized view. You no longer have to waste time trying to find the right console or learn PowerShell just to perform a simple task. Now you can configure and manage your clusters, hosts, virtual machines, networks and disks all through 5nine Manager. With the built-in monitoring capabilities you gain global visibility of your virtualized datacenter and can receive alerts if anything requires your attention.

Easy-to-Use and Intuitive Design for New or Experienced Hyper-V Admins

5nine Manager is designed exclusively for Hyper-V with the goal of providing the easiest management experience for new or experienced users. The lightweight design and small installation footprint makes deployment quick and easy, and 5nine Manager provides an intuitive layout for the powerful features to keep an ideal balance of simplicity and functionality. Now anyone can quickly learn Hyper-V, especially VMware admins, as it has a clean design like vCenter to offer a familiar management experience.

Get the Advanced Management Capabilities that your Organization Needs

Hyper-V provides powerful virtualization and high availability technologies, but they can be hard to discover and use effectively. 5nine Manager gives organizations of all sizes convenient access to these capabilities with a centralized graphical interface, providing many of the features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager with the SMB customer in mind. It is the perfect solution for Hyper-V admins that need more control of their virtual infrastructure, but cannot use other solutions due their complexity or licensing costs.

Protect your Virtual Machines with the Leading Antivirus Solution for Hyper-V

5nine Manager with Antivirus will also automatically and immediately secure all your virtual machines, networks and disks with protection from Bitdefender, Kaspersky Labs or ThreatTrack. By leveraging industry's fastest security and least-disruptive scanning technology, it detects malicious files without causing antivirus storms or performance bottlenecks, allowing you to run more VMs on each host. Now you can spend less on hardware by increasing your VM density by up to 30%.

Video presentation of 5nine Manager

What’s new in 5nine Manager v9.1

  • Various significant Usability and Performance improvements

What’s new in 5nine Manager v9

What's new in 5nine Manager v9

  • Capacity Planning for Granular Resource Optimization NEW - 5nine Manager v9 collects data from the main performance indicators for the hosts and virtual machines, including CPU, memory, disk, network usage. It uses these values for analysis and future performance predictions to provide suggestions for optimal resource utilization. Now system administrators can proactively make changes in their existing hardware, or to plan for new procurements ahead of time. Eliminate the manual calculation and predictions when planning, optimizing and supporting diverse virtual environments!
  • Antivirus Edition: New Bitdefender Engine for AV Scans and Active Protection NEW - 5nine Manager v9 with Antivirus is now powered with the new agentless antivirus engine provided by a leading security solutions provider, Bitdefender. Maximize your performance with the industry's quickest scan - that run up to 70 times faster than other solutions - by using the only antivirus and antimalware solution optimized for Hyper-V.
  • Customizable Dashboard for Capacity Planning NEW - Monitor where your virtual infrastructure is experiencing capacity problems at the VM, host and datacenter levels in a convenient graphical format - in real time - and directly through the 5nine Manager interface. Stay assured that your system performance is under your control!
  • Optimize Storage with Real-time Capacity Monitoring NEW - Get the real-time disk monitoring that allows you to continuously observe your used and available storage capacity. It immediately notifies you when the disk space is running low to ensure your VMs have the resources they need. Stay confident that your virtual machines will continue to work and you will get notified in advance before your VMs become paused or crash.

What’s new in 5nine Manager v8

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What's new in 5nine Manager v8

  • Deploy, Configure and Optimize a Hyper-V Cluster - Test, deploy and configure a Failover Cluster from 5nine Manager without launching additional software and thus eliminating extra complexity. A best practice analyzer is built directly into 5nine Manager to validate that your hardware and software configuration is compatible with failover clustering and will be supported by Microsoft.
  • Monitor Future and Historical Trends at the VM and Host Level - Predict your system performance and prevent operational downtime by generating resource utilization trends based on historical data, allowing you to identify unusual activity even before it reaches a custom alerting threshold.
  • Customized Alarm Notifications based on Hyper-V and Cluster Events - Preconfigure and customize which notifications are the most important to you. Silence noisy or recurring alerts, you can also disable specific notifications.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Support - Use Microsoft SQL Server, and take advantage of its enterprise features, such as clustering and reporting services to collect vast amounts of data for large datacenters with extended retention policies. Track your historical data and analyze it through SQL.
  • Antivirus Edition: AV Scan Throttling to Minimize Performance Impact to VMs - Gain even more precise control over the performance of your system by designating a maximum number of simultaneous antivirus scans. Prevent your hosts from CPU or storage I/O bottlenecks.
  • Antivirus Edition: Centralized AV Signature Updates through a Local Proxy Server - Now 5nine Manager with Kaspersky Antivirus offers a centralized approach for updating security signatures for your entire Hyper-V infrastructure. Keep your hosts off of public networks, and store your virus definitions on a management server proxy.
  • Antivirus Edition: New Lightweight Agent to Eliminate Reboots - Stay assured that detected viruses will be automatically removed without system downtime and without interfering with VM operations. Now 5nine has introduced a Lightweight Agent that can be added to mission-critical VMs, enabling threat removal without a reboot and without giving users access to your files.

What’s new in 5nine Manager v7.1

What's new in 5nine Manager v7.1

  • Windows 10 Support - Manage and protect virtual machines running the latest Microsoft's client operating system, Windows 10. Additionally the 5nine Manager console can also run directly on Windows 10, allowing you to administer your data center from your laptop.
  • New Virtual Machine Health Summary View - Expand your monitoring capabilities by gaining additional insight through a new summary on the virtual machine level. It displays the health status of the VMs, including other helpful information. Control frequent actions of the selected VM right from the same panel.
  • Enhanced Virtual Machine Cloning Capabilities - Make cloning of a VM into a fast and seamless process. Creating multiple copies of a VM is now possible just in a couple of clicks through a wizard available from a VM's context menu or toolbar, making it easy to quickly scale up your data center.
  • Updated Virtual Machine Export Wizard - Export virtual machines with a separate wizard that can be invoked from both a toolbar and a context menu. Optimize your storage space with the "clear content" option before copying the virtual machine's files.
  • New Antivirus Summary Views & Reporting - See a summarized status of all the antivirus scans for all VMs running on the host. Now you can generate performance reports for the selected VMs in a single click.
  • Enhanced Antivirus Threat Management Settings - Acquire more control of your security scanning settings by staying assured that some particular files will not be quarantined again upon the each AV scan. There are always cases where a developer or user might need to keep some suspicious files on their virtual machine without the antivirus reporting it each time the disk is scanned.
  • Expanded Antivirus Guest OS & File System Support - 5nine Manger with Antivirus v7.1 can now support additional file system types to make the antivirus scans work more efficiently. In addition to NTFS, it can now scan VMs that are using FAT for Windows systems and EXT for Linux. 5nine Manager continues to support all Linux and UNIX virtual machines running on Hyper-V. These distributions include CentOS, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, RHEL Server, Debian, Oracle Linux and FreeBSD.

What’s new in 5nine Manager v7

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What's new in 5nine Manager v7

  • Advanced Monitoring Functionality - Decrease the time required to collect and analyze data for everyday Hyper-V monitoring. Aggregate and filter all events via the logging mode to quickly identify and resolve the problem. New indicators and alerts were added at the VM level allowing you to view CPU, memory, network and disk graphs. All of the historical data from your environment is stored in the database and available for rendering when needed.
  • Resource Library - Reduce time and resources spent on repetitive tasks by creating “master” copies of your virtualized resources in the Library, so you can quickly and consistently redeploy them multiple times. The new Resource Library stores VM templates, virtual hard disks and ISOs. Eliminate the need for repetitive manual configuration steps and significantly cut the time required for troubleshooting due to misconfigurations!
  • Automatic Discovery of Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters - Avoid configuring all of your hosts manually with the new automatic hyper-V host/cluster discovery. Simply enter an IP address range to scan the system for hosts to ensure that they will be automatically added to your console.
  • Enhanced Summary Tab View - View all major events that happened in the system within a certain time range and get a summarized view of events at the datacenter, cluster and host levels. Try new convenient visual format that can be filtered by hosts, VMs and clusters. Observe the detailed info about the health state of clusters, hosts and VMs in convenient graphs.
  • Expanded Task Logging - Improve your ability to monitor all the actions performed within your virtualized environment. Tracks different tasks performed on the infrastructure and centrally observe them on the console.
  • E-mail Notifications about Threat Detection - With 5nine Manager v7 you are now able to receive e-mail notifications in real-time when malware detection takes place either by AV scans or active protection agents. Always be aware on the protection status of your virtualized environment so you can take corrective action before an irrecoverable loss takes place.
  • Kaspersky Engine for AV Scans and Active Protection - The new 5nine Manager v7 is now powered with the new agentless antivirus engine provided the leading security solutions provider Kaspersky Lab. The new agentless antivirus technology saves CPU resources and increases VM density by up to 30%, reducing overall costs by minimizing the number of Hyper-V hosts.
  • Licensing Changes - Please note that with the introduction of 5nine Manager v7, the product licensing model has been updated to reflect the most recent changes.

What’s new in 5nine Manager 6.1

What's new in 5nine Manager 6.1

  • Graphical Monitoring Plugin and Alerts - Monitor your Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines in real-time with a graphical dashboard that shows key system status indicators. Configure email alerts according to customized thresholds. Set the preferences for these notifications by defining the critical indicators for hosts and VMs.
  • New Optimizer Notifications - Now you can receive email notifications about virtual machine live migrations and storage live migrations.
  • Increased Scalability through Multiple Console Instances - The recommended number of hosts in the 5nine Manager console is 15 to 20, depending on the number of VMs per host. When more hosts are used, additional instances of the console can now be launched from the same server for performance balancing.
  • Simplified VM Management with Sortable Table Parameters - Customize the display parameters for virtual machines, allowing you to focus on the most important metrics for your business. Now you can organize your view by virtual machine OS, type, and more. This additional information about the properties of each VM provides easier sorting, insight and centralized management.
  • Enhanced VM Templates - The latest improvements to VM Templates offer more management flexibility by providing separate files for the VM settings and the virtual hard drive configuration, making editing and script integration easier. Additionally, the image of the OS can be processed by the System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool.
  • Integrated Sysprep Tool - Seamlessly capture, generalize, and customize a base image of Windows or Windows Server virtual machines using the System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool. Reuse this image numerous times for new VM deployments while ensuring unique computer names and SIDs are provided to each VM to avoid any conflicts with existing computers.

What’s new in 5nine Manager 6.0

What's new in 5nine Manager 6.0

  • Dynamic Optimization - Dynamic Optimization evaluates the current state of each host on your Hyper-V Server. It automatically moves Virtual Machines from one host to another based on resource utilization, regardless of how many hosts are involved.
  • Enhanced FreeRDP connection view

What’s new in 5nine Manager 5.2

  • Enhanced replication failover management
    • Replication settings for primary VM
    • Test failover settings
    • Reverse replication
    • Planned failover
  • Bandwidth management - sets limits on network bandwidth in terms of a minimum and maximum amount of megabites per second (Mbps)

What’s new in 5nine Manager 5.1

  • E-mail notifications for operations with Virtual Machines
  • Planned replication failover support
  • Pass-through disks support - ability to attach a physical drive to a VM

What's new in 5nine Manager 5.0

  • Automated virtual machine (VM) provisioning
  • Enhanced cluster management
  • VMs Guest connection views through FreeRDP or Microsoft controls
  • Replication to enable failover of production workloads to a secondary site for disaster recovery
  • Group operations for multiple VMs
  • Applications Logs

Key features

  • Manage multiple Microsoft Hyper-V hosts of different versions (2012 R2 / 2012 / 2008 R2 SP1) from one management console, remotely or locally
  • A local Graphical User Interface for Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • Agentless antivirus plugin for full and incremental VM and host scans
  • Hyper-V logs view
  • Applications Logs
  • Integrated Best Practices Analyzer
  • Copying Hyper-V settings between hosts
  • File Manager

Hyper-V Hosts Management

  • Virtual network management
  • Hyper-V replication
  • Enable remote management on Hyper-V hosts: remote desktop, remote event log, ping, etc.
  • Virtual switch extensions management
  • Moving a host to another datacenter group

Virtual Machine Management

Operations

  • Virtual Machines Guest Connection View - remotely connect, view and administer individual Virtual Machines
  • Shared Nothing Live Migration of VMs from one host to another over a network cable.
  • Storage migration without the need to stop running VMs
  • Automated virtual machine (VM) provisioning
  • Planned replication failover support
  • Copying files between Virtual Machines and between Virtual Machines and Hosts (through Virtual «Transfer Disk»)
  • VM import/export
  • VM cloning
  • Enhanced Virtual disk manager
  • Virtual Clipboard
  • Convenient VMs’ filtering/quick search 
  • Sort VMs
  • Group operations with VMs
  • Background performance for time-consuming operations
  • Edit virtual disks from the list of all VMs' disks
  • VM status icons

Setup

  • VMs Guest connection views through enchanced FreeRDP or Microsoft controls
  • RDP connection to VMs
  • Generation 2 VM support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Support of Virtual Fibre Channel adapters and assigning them to VMs
  • IOPS throttling that allows to limit I/O operations of individual Virtual Machine to improve overall system performance
  • New Create Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Ability to set VM’s IP address directly from the management console 
  • Legacy network adapter support 
  • MAC address spoofing support 
  • Initial replication setup
  • Advanced settings: CPU compatibility, NUMA, Network
  • Automatic VM actions during host startup/shutdown
  • Pass-through disks support - ability to attach a physical drive to a VM

Clusters Support

  • Show all VMs in cluster node
  • Clustered VM to non-Clustered VM conversion and back
  • Live Migration of virtual machines between cluster nodes
  • Cluster storage information.
  • Enhanced cluster management with "Maintenance mode" support

System Status Reporting

  • Hyper-V System Summary Status reporting shows all possible statuses of your Virtual Machines, including:
    • Virtual CPU information for each Virtual Machine – See the number of logical processors, virtual machine reserve, limit and relative weight for each Virtual Machine
    • Virtual Memory information for each Virtual Machine – See the dynamic memory usage status, minimum and maximum RAM, memory buffer, static memory size and memory weight for each Virtual Machine
    • Virtual Network information for each Virtual Machine – Provides a list of all virtual adapters and shows the virtual network name, virtual network type, external adapter name for external virtual network, dynamic MAC-address mode and the static MAC-address for each virtual adapter.
  • Low disk space notification
  • E-mail notifications for operations with Virtual Machines

Real-time monitoring and alerting with included Cloud Monitor for Hyper-V

  • Web Interface
  • Threshold alerting via e-mail and SMS
  • Cross Active Directory servers monitoring
  • Performance dashboard with performance and network patterns information
  • Native Windows Server 2012 R2/2012/Windows 8.x metering indicators
  • Scriptability via RESTful API or PowerShell, providing easy integration into cloud provider’s management applications
  • Traffic contributors identification

Antivirus plugin

  • Agentless antivirus for full system VM scans and Host protection
  • Active protection feature allows protection of Virtual Machines in real-time
  • Exceptionally fast incremental scan technology that tracks file changes and scans only changed files, resulting in scans that are up to 70 times faster than traditional full scans
  • Agentless antivirus and antimalware scheduled scans
  • Quarantine Management

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Local and remote management:

  • Windows Server
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 Core
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Core
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 8.x
    • Windows 8.1 with Hyper-V role enabled
    • Windows 8 with Hyper-V role enabled

Remote management only (allows managing different versions of Hyper-V hosts from one Windows Client):

  • Windows
    • Windows 8.1 x64
    • Windows 8 x64
    • Windows 7 x64

Prerequisites

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
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5nine Manager with Antivirus is an edition of 5nine Manager that can also protects your virtualized resources. It includes all the core functionality the easy, centralized and affordable management and monitoring solution for Hyper-V, plus the security of an antivirus engine from Bitdefender, Kaspersky Labs, or ThreatTrack. Now you can maximize your performance with the fastest and least disruptive security solution, allowing you to run more VMs on each host. 5nine's Microsoft-certified antivirus technologies have been trusted by thousands of IT professionals worldwide to provide management and protection, without needing to be a security specialist.

Benefits

Maximize your Performance with the Fastest and Least Disruptive Antivirus Scan

By using the only antivirus and antimalware solution optimized for Hyper-V, you can maximize your performance with the industry's quickest scans that run up to 70 times faster than other solutions. 5nine's patent-pending technologies detect malicious files without causing antivirus storms or performance bottlenecks, allowing you to run more VMs on each host. Now you can spend less on hardware by increasing your VM density by up to 30% while freeing up valuable operational resources. Get the antivirus capabilities you require without having to invest in additional training or security solutions

Simplify Security for your Virtual Machines and Users with Agentless Protection

Legacy endpoint security solutions do not work well in virtualized environments as they require agents to be installed inside every virtual machine. This slows down deployment, adds complexity and risk, and can cause a significant performance hit for each VM. Since no security component is required to run inside the virtual machine, the operator never has to manage it, never has to update it, and can never disable it. For real-time antivirus protection, an agent-based installation option is also available to give you multiple levels of threat defense.

Protect yourself with the Only AV Solution Built and Optimized for Hyper-V

T5nine provides the only solution specifically designed to maximize your performance while securing Hyper-V with antivirus and antimalware capabilities. You get the choice of signatures provided by industry leaders Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab or ThreatTrack. 5nine's Microsoft-certified and patent-pending technologies have been trusted by thousands of users worldwide to provide security, management and performance optimizations that no one else can match.

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"We recommend and install 5nine Manager on all our clients' systems. It makes managing Hyper-V server easy and ensures we can always get access to the domain controller if there is a problem."

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