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Score 8.5 out of 100

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Aternity Digital Experience Management is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Aternity

85%
6 Ratings
8.9

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

89%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

86%
7 Ratings

Usability

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

90%
7 Ratings

Availability

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

64%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Aternity

91%
4 Ratings
8.8

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

88%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

100%
9 Ratings

Configurability

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

100%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

100%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Aternity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

100%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Aternity

We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously. Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
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SolarWinds

[It is well suited for] full integration with the virtual environment (VMware vcenter in our case). [It is also useful] when updating [the] host to a new version, including [a] new version of VM Tools. Messages are automatically created in SolarWinds VMAN to notice which VM's still need to be updated with [the] newer version of VM tools. This [makes] management [easy].
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Pros

Aternity

  • Root cause finding/remediation (it goes beyond analysis).
  • Shows latency between applications and servers.
  • Identifies long-running SQL queries, and puts the onus back on developers to clean up their SQL code.
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SolarWinds

  • I created custom dashboards, to view the different elements of the virtual environment. For example, you can view the number of online VMs and those off, or disconnected. You can also choose to see the status of every virtual cluster, the storage disk usage on every VM, the RAM usage, CPU usage.
  • I used this application to see the growth of virtual memory in each cluster and accordingly do forecasting for future growth. A capacity planner included in this application would help in doing accurate estimations and setting a future upgrade budget.
  • Another powerful tool was the customized reports, where i could generate reports on any element of the VM or cluster. Reports can be exported to Excel or PDF and are very useful for sharing information with colleagues and management.
  • Alerts can be customized. For example, you can set a rule to get an email alert if any virtual server RAM usage exceeds 85% and send a text message if RAM usage exceeds 90% for more than 10 minutes.
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Cons

Aternity

  • The tool demands High CPU resources to perform monitoring which reduces the overall performance and the user experience is sluggish
  • Also a good amount of training is required to set up the different use cases and monitoring parameters which in return demands a dedicated resource to work on the tool
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SolarWinds

  • We did have issues during the setup, with successfully connecting to some of our hosts and vCenters and we found support were just sending us back to articles we had already read, it was also taking long periods before getting a response. The issue is still ongoing, in fact.
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Pricing Details

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Starting Price

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Currently, there is no other tool that gives us what we need to monitor a geographically disperse environment with multiple non-related instances of VM clusters. In addition, the level of reporting, historical data trending, and alerting that VMAN provides is essential for our business process. Lastly, the effort to customize and set up any monitoring system is not trivial. This makes switching to any other product very difficult without being able to clearly demonstrate a ROI.
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      Usability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds VMAN is easy to use for everyone. When I say everyone which literally means anyone e.g. Virtualization Environment SME, Consultant, Support Team, Management Officers etc. Anyone who have worked on IT technologies could easily deploy SolarWinds by reading videos, Thwack posts or Virtual Classrooms (Custom Success Centers) - this makes this application easy to operation and for maintenance support is always there.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      We have yet to enconter any issues in terms of availability. We have a highly available SQL cluster running Orion.
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      Performance

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      We find page load times to be quite slow at times. Flipping between tabs can also be very slow.
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      Support Rating

      Aternity

      The support I give the highest rating because it is really amazing. Every time we triggered the tool support, we were very well served very quickly and efficiently. The problems were solved quickly and without stress. The staff helped us within minutes and had a lot of patience with us
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      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds gives good support. I have never had a time when i was working through a support case where I did not get the support I needed for the required issues to be resolved. I have always had resolutions from SolarWinds support. They are top notch. Issues once had are no more.
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      Implementation Rating

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Its really the best product on the market for someone looking to have total control over their VM environment. anyone interested should download a demo and try it, I know you will buy it after you do. It changing the way you have to manage on a daily basis
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      Alternatives Considered

      Aternity

      There is a wide variety of APM solutions out there for companies to pick from. Riverbed AppInternals sits near the top of the stack certainly. We already deploy steelhead units across the estate with client licenses, that aided us in our decision to select AppInternals. We found the costs of AppDynamics and New Relic ( which we had trials for) both costly against AppInternals.
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      SolarWinds

      The operation began using Nagios XI, after a year of use, and based on the results obtained, we realized that what our client wanted was not fully met. Our client asked us to use WhatsUp, however, SolarWinds covered in a more efficient way what was required by our client (IT) and even more.
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      Scalability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Purchasing the correct license allows the platform to scale with your environment.
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      Return on Investment

      Aternity

      • This product has really wonderful features and one of the most valuable ones is the transaction searches into TTW.
      • This will show you the operations that occurred under conditions that the user specifies, giving you the opportunity to drill down on the things that are more important and affecting system performance.
      • Besides that, the capability of analyzing each individual transaction captured to a very low-level detail (method call/line of code). This ability empowers the testing teams to provide more visibility to developers on how they can improve.
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      SolarWinds

      • VMAN has been used for reports provided to executive-level meetings. These reports showed our growth patterns, allowing for easier decisions on purchasing additional hardware.
      • VMAN has provided a positive impact on allowing for near real-time monitoring of resources, able to pinpoint when services are using more memory than expected, not running at all, or other options as defined.
      • VMAN was purchased to help monitor our VMware platform, the added abilities for AWS allowed us to migrate clients from on-prem to cloud-based with the same views.
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