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So instead of using VROPS and basic vCenter monitoring we using VMAN inside SolarWinds [Virtualization Manager (VMAN)] to achieve this task.
- VM sprawl management
- Manage across on-premises, hybrid, and cloud
- Visibility across the entire application stack
- Virtual environment reclamation and waste
- Deleting snapshots and zombie files
- Hierarchal representation of the assets such as DC, Cluster, Host and VMs
- Sprawling Features
- Datastore Monitoring
- Nuatanix Environment needs more parameters
- Capacity Reporting and integration with Storage
- Include more vendor support
1. Proactive monitoring of issues within in the Hardware infrastructure.
3. Easy Reporting
4. Customized Dashboards
5. Simple integration with Service Now, Splunk etc
6. Multi-Vendor Support etc
Above mentioned reasons makes SolarWinds VMAN a fit solution for any hardware/virtualized infra monitoring.
- Recommendations. Those are wonderful. You build out your environment based on a set of criteria from a vendor or others, only to find your resources are poorly used. The VMAN product allows you to make adjustments based on its recommendations and it automates the process for you.
- Pinpoints guests with problems. It provides a graphical and then drills down details to the virtual guests with issues you need to address immediately.
- Capacity planning and sprawl. VMAN gives you all the tools you need to prvent sprawl and plan for the future.
- Licensing. One of the most glaring elements to SolarWinds is the way they license. I feel they could improve this a bit. It a easy process just costly.
- They tell you about orphaned VMDK but don't tell you where it might be used. It says it might be, I feel it should check.
- no training
- Central management
- Identify and reclaim resources
- Speed up problem resolution
- Slow due to the huge database
One interesting feature is the possibility to consolidate the data generated from our multi vendor infrastructure.
- It helps us determine where problems are and helps us determine what is a good cloud candidate.
- Better performance.
- It provides information alerts and allows us to have the accurate status of the system.
- Helps in problem solving before anything serious can arise.
- Increases the uptime by optimising the provisions of the resources.
- Simple to install and easy to use.
- Gives graphical presentation by showing where the problem is shown.
- performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, and chargeback automation; all in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Simply download and install the software and take a break while Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment.
- It's a bit expensive.
- A license is hard to get.
- Better if it could be allowed to have a lot more automation.
Just its a wonderful tools ,very easy to access can jump into many several different systems. can be viewed the status of all at same place.Able to log in one portal and could monitor multiple data centers. Its an amazing application.
from setup and install to troubleshooting, alerting and reporting. Learn how to monitor the entire stack from SAM Application Monitors, through the VMs, hosts, clusters, down to data store IOPS all in one tab. It's a SWIS-filled, heartwarming story of SAM meets VMan, .Net meets Java, Windows meets Linux and they all live happily ever after.
- Easy to add devices to the SolarWinds console
- A great visual Dashboard and console
- A wide range of devices to monitor
- Really good and customizable options for notifications
- It could add more detail specifically for Unix servers.
- Integrate more cloud services to monitor using the SolarWinds console
- Auto discovery via VMAN.
- Proactive monitoring of guest disk/ virtual disk.
- It does predictions based on usage of VM resources.
- Proactive VM status monitoring.
- Snapshot monitoring is not good.
- SolarWinds support assistance for customization is not good.
- Optimisation of resources used
- Forward capacity planning
- Problem resolution
- Improved graphical displays
- Analyses of groups of servers
Highlighting over provisioned servers
- VM capacity planning
- VM forecasting
- VM monitor multi hyperconverged
- VM capacity advisor
- More vendor could be covered
- VMAN allows for workload monitoring in virtualized on-prem and cloud-based resources.
- VMAN allows for easy views of how individual applications/databases/etc are tied to other resources.
- VMAN allows for easy views into expected growth patterns within our platforms.
- Some of the issues I have with VMAN come from how agents and the systems integrate together with the console.
- Background services required to run VMAN have to be adjusted frequently for optimal performance of the service.
Its in depth coverage also allows us to identify wasteful resources and maximise our efficiency bringing real savings to infrastructure on premise costs.
- In depth VM and Host coverage, particularly metrics such as CPU ready time, no more calculations working out % based on ms latency - its all available at glance of a chart.
- Coverage of both SAN and VM environments compliments eachother really well allowing us to diagnose any bottle necks within 15 minutes compared to an hour prior to using SW VM.
- Custom dashboards allows all our engineers to customise their NOC views allowing the umbrella departments to quicker respond or be able to proactively work with other departments to avoid downtime.
- AWS coverage, not had major chance to research but seems to lack native compatibility for AWS specific services - such as ECS / Cloudfront metrics etc.
- Some container technologies such as Docker, again not had much time to research but upon first investigations doesn't seem as native to implement monitoring compared to say VMware.
- AD deep dive monitoring - replication times etc.
Also as per previous point with regards to container workloads. Not sure if agent of some form is being developed we could include in container images relatively easily?
Also massive improvement for our internal systems which benefits our end users maximising productivity.
- It monitors alerts and configuration issues in real-time and notifies relevant personnel.
- It provides summary pages that allow you to see all of your systems in one place.
- It recommends options for dealing with issues and allows you to address them from within the VMM program itself.
- The only thing I can think of is that many alert messages are redundant and it takes a while to go through and filter the extra alerts and cut down on the number of event messages.
- The proactive monitoring.
- Ability to troubleshoot issues.
- Reporting on usage.
- Future planning for HDD space.
- Very costly.
- Resource utilization on the server it resides.
- Lack of reporting on EtherChannel.
- Monitoring of our devices
- Quick access to all info on status
- Repository for historical status
- Maybe more info on discovery failures on what failed rather than coded info
- A phone app if it's not already available
- Multi-view home screen to view selected devices as a group and flip between--Tshoot tool
- VM snapshot reports.
- Managing various clusters we have.
- Flexibility on setting the reporting piece.
- Overall, setup of the appliance was fairly straight forward.
- Upgrading the appliance can be a pain at times.
- Monitoring virtualization environments.
- Identifying asset locations within the virtualization environment.
- Identifying possible causes of problems within our entire environment.
- Orion environment can at times be slow to load.
- The capacity planning tools have been very helpful to see where we stand, and to prepare for new workloads and growth
- The virtualization alerts are pretty helpful in responding to issues and assisting with troubleshooting
- The Virtualization manager tools are a nice way for our IT managers to see everything at a glance, and get some detailed information
- I would like more options of things that can be displayed or tracked on the dashboard
- The reports are a little clunky or confusing to setup, especially custom reports
- Overall it does what we need, I really don't use it as much as other staff here
- Network management.
- Monitor wifi devices.
- Sometimes when we upgrade the software we lose device access and have to restart it.
- Wish there was more training.
- Detail performance stats.
- Good alert system.
- RAM management poor.
- Capacity planning could be wider, not server specific.
- Up through v7.1, a quick view of server (host and VM) performance and trends.
- Through v7.1, it was everything we needed. Since then, the graphs that would harvest performance figures (network, memory, CPU, IOPS), would never display the same way, and would not refresh with the frequency to make the data digestible.
- Single pane of glass
- To be able to see VMware health/predictions of what is coming down the pike
- Recommendations to improve the virtual environment
- Sometimes there are glitches when updating the software
- Free training videos
- Overall view of hosts, VMs and Storage
- Multi platform
- It can be a little slow
- Alerts could be more comprehensive
- The volume of data available from Virtualization Manager out of the box is huge. We were shocked at the amount of issues we had that Virtualization Manager highlighted within the first few days.
- The ability to add additional widgets into seperate screens giving valuable VM and host insight.
- The recommending/reporting element is fantastic and we use it daily to keep track of whats changing in our VM environment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Generating a new license key upon renewal and then installing the new key is not a straightforward process. I think license renewal should be handled using easier methods
- Solarwinds VMAN is a VM itself, so in case the cluster or ESX/host where it resides fails, there won't be a way to get alerted.
- There account managers are really annoying, every year they start calling and sending emails 3 month before renewal.
- It is perfectly suited for environments with 100+ virtual servers. It is essential in environments with several clusters and 500+ virtual servers.
- It would be optimal for hybrid environments with Hyper-V and VMware.
- It can be expensive for small businesses.
- It is not recommended in case most of the environment is on physical servers or cloud platforms
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Scorecard Summary
What is SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)?
SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is an intuitive tool for monitoring, performance management, capacity planning and optimization.
into your environment
Manage both VMware and Microsoft environments - on-premises or in the cloud - with a single tool. VMAN also visualizes how your virtualization connects to application, server, and storage infrastructure for faster troubleshooting.
Clear path to maximize performance
Get insight into the performance, capacity, configuration, and usage of your virtualized infrastructure, including hosts, VMs, clusters and datastores. VMAN delivers recommendations to address active or potential performance issues.
Address virtualization issues efficiently
VMAN can execute a variety of management actions, including power on/off, suspend, reboot a VM, or take and delete snapshots. You can migrate VMs to a different host, and VM disks to a different data store.
Reclaim resources for improved performance
Reclaim virtual resources instantly with VM sprawl alerts and recommendations. VMAN can automatically find idle, stale, and zombie VMs as well as orphaned VMDKs to free up storage space. VMAN can guide you in right-sizing your VMs to recapture CPU and memory resources for further savings.
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- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
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