SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Review
November 15, 2016

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Review

David Yezersky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

We use the SolarWinds virtualization suite and storage resource manager for monitoring our environment. It is currently used by our managed services to monitor, create, troubleshoot, and assign tickets. It is also used by our network team to monitor endpoints. It is a great monitoring tool and statistical basis for our troubleshooting and engineering teams to get involved with problems as seen across the environment.
  • The SolarwWinds Storage Resource Monitor does good reporting and alerting to an issue. Our service center which has live monitoring uses the tool for real-time monitoring of events. It then creates tickets to action various alarms.
  • Real-time size monitoring of especially thin storage is always necessary to any thin VMware environment.
  • Great historical graph representations of storage related events. Ability to create performance graphs and monitor changes.
  • Currently there is no support for XtremIO storage. So we have to monitor that separately.
  • It could provide proactive measures to fix any Storage or SIOC related bottlenecks in the environment.
  • Real-time monitoring and alerting to surpass those of native vSphere and in some occasions, better than manufacturer written software.
  • Historical monitoring of environment with charts and graphs to assist with ever changing environment loads.
Solarwinds storage resource monitor tracks space issues as related to storage. It is good for historical troubleshooting or real-time troubleshooting. We have selected Turbonomics for proactive alerting and recommendations in the environment. We use both tools for monitoring. And ultimately Turbonomics, allows us to consolidate our environment from a compute as well as a storage perspective.
The software is great for historical trending data and realtime alerting. It lacks proactive recommendations to make corrective actions in the environments that it monitors.