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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

This SolarWinds [Virtualization Manager (VMAN)] product, let you easily monitor your physical servers as well as your virtual. Depending on your environment, that can be a huge advantage.One interesting feature is the possibility to consolidate the data generated from our multi vendor infrastructure.
The map feature gives you a better understanding with the possibility to visualize host applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Very suited for medium to the large-sized infrastructure where you have a lot of services to monitor. It may be overkill for small infrastructures where you can use the providers' source of metrics instead.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • AWS Cost analysis across multiple accounts.
  • Identification of orphaned and underutilized resources.
  • Easy integration to your AWS account.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
Mark Swanholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • It can be tricky to set-up depending on what you want to do.
  • They have their own proprietary way of visualizing metrics, which is clever but does have a slight learning curve.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
Based on 7 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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Usability

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.8
Based on 7 answers
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.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We have yet to enconter any issues in terms of availability. We have a highly available SQL cluster running Orion.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Performance

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 6.4
Based on 2 answers
We find page load times to be quite slow at times. Flipping between tabs can also be very slow.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Support Rating

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
Based on 9 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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Anytime we've had issues they have been very responsive and professional.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 10.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

Veeam ONE is a product to compare against SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. Veeam ONE is a solid product, however, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has multiple product tie-ins for a bigger more complete picture of the total environment it is deployed in. It is hard to put a dollar amount on what complete views into all of your infrastructure can give you, but once you have it, it is hard to go back to anything else.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

We strongly prefer Metricly for AWS Cost Analysis -- whereas other tools are easier to use on a traditional monitoring basis. To be clear, Merticly's monitoring tools are GREAT, but they require tuning and manual setup that we didn't have the time for on a small Platform Operations team. We have worked closely with Metricly to expand on their cost analysis capabilities, and plan to use them going forward.
Mark Swanholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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Return on Investment

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • We were able to decrease AWS costs with its predictive analytics by 20% YOY.
Mark Swanholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

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CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

General

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

General

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

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