Updating current heartbeatstatus
With this feature, v Sphere HA can monitor heartbeats generated from an application monitor within the guest OS and reboot the virtual machine.
What is actually new in v Sphere 5 is the availability of the Application Awareness API for anyone to consume and integrate into their own application and/or script.
Skype is an online chat, voice calling and video calling service that lets users contact other users with a Skype client application.
Skype software is available for both computers (Windows and OS X) and smart phones and tablets, including the i Phone, i Pad and Android devices.
Prior to this, the API was only exposed to ISV and 3rd party vendors with solutions such as Symantec's Application HA and Neverfail's v App HA.
The Application Awareness API (will be shorthanded as AAA, going forward) is supported in both Linux and Windows (32/64bit) and can be accessed by installing a package within the guest OS.