LithiumCorp has officially launched it’s new range of monitoring plug-ins to provide hardware and software monitoring for Xserve (G5 and Intel), Xserve RAID, Qlogic Fibre Channel Switches, Airport wireless base stations (including the new 802.11n units), and Mac OS X Server. These new plug-ins extend LithiumCorp’s network, server and appliance monitoring suite — “Lithium” — to provide a depth of monitoring for these specific products that the company says is not found in any other third-party application. Previously the domain of Apple’s own ‘monitoring’ tools, Lithium now provides a real alternative for managers of Apple-centric server and storage deployments that need a monitoring system that can competently handle these specialized devices as well as providing solid SNMP monitoring support for all the rest of their network equipment. Pricing ranges from US$5-$39 per device.