SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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One of the best products

9 out of 10
December 17, 2020
We wanted to use one place for monitoring. Single pane of glass.
So instead of using VROPS and basic vCenter monitoring we using VMAN …
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Virtualization Manager

8 out of 10
December 08, 2020
It is used to monitor our Vmware environment. It gives a clear view of the overall status of our 350+ virtualized servers allow us to see …
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What is SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)?

SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is a tool for monitoring, performance management, capacity planning and optimization for on-premises or cloud-based virtual environments. It also integrates with other SolarWinds products.

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Monitor, Troubleshoot and Optimize Your Virtual Environment with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)?

SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is an intuitive tool for monitoring, performance management, capacity planning and optimization.

Complete visibility 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.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Features

  • Supported: Hypervisor specific active alerting
  • Supported: Virtual machine resource planning
  • Supported: Actionable recommendations for remediation of active and predicted VM performance
  • Supported: Visibility into VM Sprawl reclaims resources
  • Supported: Remediate issues without having to log in to a hypervisor
  • Supported: Intuitive dashboards that highlight the most important issues

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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
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Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is a tool for monitoring, performance management, capacity planning and optimization for on-premises or cloud-based virtual environments. It also integrates with other SolarWinds products.

Dynatrace and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are common alternatives for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN).

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Integrates with other SolarWinds Products
  • Integrates to monitor Third Party Products
  • Provides capacity planning predictions
  • VM management across multiple platforms
  • Performance optimization for web interface
  • More modular services
  • Integrated reporting plugins
  • More mature scripting abilities
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • It helps minimize performance inhibitors by co-relating events.
  • It accelerates troubleshooting of VM performance.
  • The GUI makes it a breeze to use.
  • It can be expensive.
  • It is only a Windows-based solution.
  • Reporting should be more granular and refined.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Monitor CPU ready conditions in VMs
  • Monitor high memory usage in VMs
  • Monitor high CPU usage for sustained periods in VMs
  • I liked the previous view when it was installed [independently] outside of SolarWinds.
  • [I would like it if it could] bring back some of the views/graphs the older [SolarWinds] VMAN had.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Finds over committed virtual machines.
  • Shows suggested additions or removals of resources per VM such as RAM and CPU.
  • Shows expected growth in datastores based on past growth.
  • VMAN could use a better integration with vCenter when it comes to affinity rules.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Real-time virtual machine and hardware health status.
  • Comparison between consumption of processor and memory usage of the Hosts against the consumption of memory usage and processors of virtual machines.
  • Consumption of processor, memory, and storage usage across clusters in real-time.
  • Veeam integration for direct backups from Orion for guest OS.
December 17, 2020

One of the best products

Michael Star | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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
July 14, 2020

Awesome product!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
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