Previous versions of vtCommander relied on the monitoring services that were developed by VT Technology
for a 3d party. We redesigned and re-implemented the monitoring components in this version of vtCommander
using unmanaged code and native Windows API. This decision was based on feedback from the field,
as well as the new trends of high-density virtualized environments being more common in production,
which impose new performance requirements for the virtualization management and monitoring tools.
As a result we achieved a significant reduction in performance overhead, especially in scenarios when
hosts with 20 and more guests are monitored.
Please note that new monitoring components support only real-time monitoring.
If you are using an older version of vtCommander that supports background monitoring and configurable alerts and still want to continue use this functionality, do not install a new build as this functionality is no longer supported. Branded/older versions of vtCommander relying on previous versions of the monitoring components are no longer supported side-by-side and need to be removed before installing a new version.
vtUtilities run only on 64-bit version of Windows. It is recommended that you download and read the latest version of the User Guide prior to installing vtUtilities. Download and run vtUtilities bootstrapping executable that will guide you through the installation process. You will be able to start vtUtilities from a command console by typing ‘vtUtilities’ on the Windows 2008 R2 core installation and the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 after that.
You can remove and/or reinstall vtUtilities by running its bootstrapping utility with the ‘/remove’ command line argument.