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Score 8.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale

CoScale is designed specifically to monitor container and microservices environments managed by Kubernetes ecosystem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is a product that works very well for my organization. The program is very strong in reports including under and oversizing of VMs and related resources within our on-prem deployment. The reporting tools for AWS-based resources is not as strong as the options within VMware, however, these capabilities are getting better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

CoScale
7.6
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Application monitoring
CoScale
9.1
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Database monitoring
CoScale
8.2
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Threshold alerts
CoScale
7.3
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Predictive capabilities
CoScale
5.5
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Application performance management console
CoScale
9.1
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Collaboration tools
CoScale
7.3
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
CoScale
8.2
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
CoScale
7.3
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Virtualization monitoring
CoScale
9.1
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Server availability and performance monitoring
CoScale
6.4
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
CoScale
7.3
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
IT Asset Discovery
CoScale
6.4
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

Pros

CoScale

  • Visualizes Kubernetes web performance in context.
  • Automatically creates a number of default, but very informative dashboards.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • 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.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoScale

  • It is missing a summary view of resource consumption by all instances of a given service.
  • Takes an old school approach to save dashboard changes with a button.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • 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.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 7.9
Based on 6 answers
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.
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.0
Based on 5 answers
I find it to be very usable. This product if a must have in any IT admin arsenal. Its a wonderful tool and its integration with Orion is seamless. It provides a single pane of glass view to your products and services of your virtual environment while if provides notifications to you for the best possible support options.
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We have yet to enconter any issues in terms of availability. We have a highly available SQL cluster running Orion.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 6.4
Based on 1 answer
We find page load times to be quite slow at times. Flipping between tabs can also be very slow.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoScale

CoScale 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We have been working with CoScale for quite some time now, and we have not encountered too many problems really. The majority of minor issues we ran into were quickly solved by reaching out to technical community forums. When it comes to the remaining ones, we were able to solve those efficiently with assistance from the supporting team of technical experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 6.2
Based on 7 answers
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.
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 10.0
Based on 7 answers
Pretty straighforward, as long as you check Solarwinds site for recommended installation path. KEY ITEM - be sure that you know which versions of all SolarWinds products you are using, because there are incompatability issues between versions for many products. It took me about 2 hours with a spreadsheet to figure out an upgrade path. Don't assume that the version you downloaded is the right/most current version without checking first!
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoScale

CoScale was developed as a next-generation monitoring and alerting system for Kubernetes container orchestration engine, and it largely delivers what was promised by leveraging direct integration into the orchestration engine itself. Compared to other vendors, CoScale's in-container monitoring allows even to monitor the services running within the containers, which makes a huge difference for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

I've attempted to use various conglomerations of Nagios, PRTG, Spiceworks and Zabbix. None were as easy to set up, manage and alert from. None also gave me near the feature set. The out-of-the-box reports and planning features didn't exist. The manual set up was extremely time-intensive and most of that information was lost when I left those workplaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Purchasing the correct license allows the platform to scale with your environment.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoScale

  • Information provided by CoScale accelerates problem solving for us.
  • Significantly lowers the time to identify any issues with our container environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • Every business I have worked with who have adopted VMAN has seen an efficiency improvement. This means that they are able to run more guests on the same hardware, leading to an increased time before requiring further CAPEX for additional capacity.
  • Performance benefits, via heeding the recommendations within VMAN, are not to be underestimated. Once VMAN has enough metrics on your estate, it can quickly advise you which guests need more compute, but more importantly which ones are over-provisioined, and can have CPU/memory reduced! This leads to increased capacity.
Jez Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoScale

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale
8.2
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
7.9

Usability

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
8.0

Reliability and Availability

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
8.2

Performance

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
6.4

Support Rating

CoScale
7.3
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
6.2

Implementation Rating

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
10.0

Scalability

CoScale
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
9.1

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