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5nine Manager 6.1 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
Product Datasheet Guide to 5nine Manager
What’s New in 6.1 Guide to 5nine Manager with Antivirus

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Microsoft
Hyper-V
Manager

5nine Manager
Free Edition

5nine
Manager

5nine Manager
with Antivirus

Price of the license per host*

Free

Free

Starts at

$199

Starts at

$249

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 NEW

No

Yes

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 OptimizationNEW

No

No

Yes

Yes

Integrated Sysprep ToolNEW

No

No

Yes

Yes

Enhanced VM TemplatesNEW

No

No

Yes

Yes

Failover Clustering support

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

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 support.

Licensing options

  • 5nine Manager Free Edition supports 2 hosts for remote management.
  • 5nine Manager license is available per host with annual support.
  • 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 Manager is an easy-to-use and cost-effective management solution for Microsoft Hyper-V. It provides most of the features of Microsoft System Center VMM that SMBs need for everyday Hyper-V management. 5nine Manager allows customers to:

  • 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.
  • And more

5nine Manager could be run either locally or remotely. The solution also provides cluster management capabilities, built-in performance monitoring and agentless antivirus.

Benefits

Capitalize on a Hyper-V management tool designed specifically for SMBs

5nine Manager addresses the unique Hyper-V management needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs). It is affordable, easy to use and provides most of the features of Microsoft System Center VMM.

Simplify management of different versions of Hyper-V with a single interface

Eliminate the stress of managing multiple versions of Hyper-V. 5nine Manager supports managing all versions of Hyper-V from a single console.

Shift performance with a GUI for Windows Server Core and Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Tired of using PowerShell? Become more productive with Hyper-V by utilizing the user-friendly graphic user interface when working locally on Windows Server Core or Microsoft Hyper-V Server.

Stay informed on key Hyper-V performance indicators

Increase uptime of your Hyper-V network and close performance gaps in advance with 5nine Manager. Get instant alerts on key performance indicators of Hyper-V hosts, clusters, and VMs.

Protect Hyper-V infrastructure with agentless antivirus

Achieve antivirus protection with no significant impact on server performance. 5nine Manager with AV Plugin installs only once per host and provides real-time protection of VMs. It also performs incremental security scans up to 50x faster than competitors.

And more

Would you like to know more about powerful Hyper-V management features of 5nine Manager ? Then feel free to proceed to the list of key features.

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What’s new in 5nine Manager 6.1

What's new in 5nine Manager 6.1

 

 

  • Graphical Monitoring Plugin and Alerts NEW – 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 NEW – Now you can receive email notifications about virtual machine live migrations and storage live migrations.
  • Increased Scalability through Multiple Console Instances NEW – 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 NEW – 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 NEW – 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 NEW – 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 NEW - 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 NEW

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 NEW
  • 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 NEW 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 50x 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

5nine Manager version 6.0

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5nine Manager with Antivirus version 6.0

If you would like to download version 6.0 of 5nine Manager with Antivirus, please click here.

Agentless antivirus detects viruses and malware and improves security of the Hyper-V virtualized environment without antivirus storms and performance bottlenecks. It offers fast and effective antimalware scans of virtual machines, using unique agentless technology, and hosts.

5nine Manager is the first and only solution to offer agentless antimalware and antivirus protection for Microsoft Hyper-V. By leveraging random scans based on the virtual environment workload and trend analysis, antivirus/anti-malware avoids resource consumption problems and performance degradation when multiple AV scans are running.

  • Agentless: no performance degradation
  • Fast, incremental scans
  • Orchestrated scans
  • Staggered scanning
  • Centralized management

Unique Features

Many companies provide antivirus and antimalware protection, but not like we do. Here’s what makes us special:

  • The only agentless protection built for Microsoft Hyper-V, 5nine Manager installs antivirus only once per host rather than once per virtual machine. Consumes almost no VM resources.
  • Real-time protection via optional Active Protection agent.
  • The industry’s fastest initial full and subsequent incremental scans of Virtual machines.
  • Special incremental scan technology tracks file changes and scans only changed files, resulting in scans that are up to 50X faster than traditional full system scans.

License price per 2 CPU, starts at
$199

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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."

Mark Dutton, Datamerge

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