IT operations analytics solutions provider Continuity Software has launched vSphere Resilience HealthCheck, a free cloud-based service designed to help IT administrators keep their virtual infrastructure up to the latest security and functionality standards.

The service scans a user’s virtual environment and provides a report of the “health” of the various components of the system, while providing a risk-level rating for the virtual infrastructure, according to Continuity. If an issue is discovered within the infrastructure, vSphere Resilience HealthCheck suggests remediation steps to help admins eliminate any outstanding issues.

Continuity said its service also checks for any configuration problems within vSphere that may have transferred over from previous versions of the software.

"Virtual infrastructure has become a dominant part of the modern data center, and the complexity of these environments continues to increase," said Doron Pinhas, chief technology officer of Continuity Software, in a statement. "Under a constant stream of configuration changes, human mistakes still proliferate, often resulting in painful and costly outages."

Continuity said HealthCheck is capable of scanning an entire virtual infrastructure in under an hour, with the report delivered for free upon completion. The company is also offering an expanded version of the report for purchase, should customers want additional insight into potential problems with their system.