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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

vRealize Operations

VRealize is well suited for an organization that is heavily invested in the VMware ecosystem. There are a ton of plugins and management packs that will allow you to integrate with just about every major area of your infrastructure whether its storage, backup, cloud, or monitoring related. It is less appropriate for a company that does not already have a financial licensing agreement with VMware already established as it can be very expensive if paid for a la carte.
Anonymous | 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

vRealize Operations

  • Shows us where we can save on cost of keeping machines running, or boosting resources on VM's
  • the ability to plan deployments with scenario plans that can be customized over a specific timeline
  • reports that can be sent and shared with different teams or departments
David Baca | 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

vRealize Operations

  • There are less space for customization.
  • Cannot use for OS monitoring.
  • Some option are very complex like getting an ideal VM report.
Parag Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 9.3
Based on 3 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

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Usability

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 6.9
Based on 4 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

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Reliability and Availability

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

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Performance

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

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Support Rating

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 5.5
Based on 6 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

vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The support is pretty good however some of the KB articles still reference different versions of the product so it can be hard to find answers to common questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 9.2
Based on 6 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

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Alternatives Considered

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

vRealize Operations

We are a VMware shop and need monitoring from VMware. Also, I am not the decision maker here. I believe because of being a VMware shop we choose VRO and also may be my company got a great deal. I like this product although there is a lot of stuff to improve
Parag Bhardwaj | 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

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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

vRealize Operations

  • We believe that the ability to preplan deployments with vRealize has proven its return on investments.
  • Our troubleshooting time has been reduced with vrealize because its constantly collecting performance data. typically vrealize will tell us cause of fault before we can determine it ourselves.
David Baca | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

General

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

vRealize Operations

General

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

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