Storage Resource Monitor Easy to set up, manage and monitor storage.
December 12, 2018

Storage Resource Monitor Easy to set up, manage and monitor storage.

Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

This is only being used by our IT Department. We use it to monitor our storage for performance issues as well as plan ahead for expansion. It helps us find out if certain systems need to be moved to faster storage arrays.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Integrates with our other Solarwinds products.
  • Works with a lot of different storage arrays.
  • I have not found any cons of this product
  • We are able to plan ahead for storage expansion. This allows us to decide what we need and hold out for special discounts instead of needing to purchase right away.
  • We are able to move our systems to faster storage if they need it. This keeps systems the most productive
Didn't evaluate other products as this easily integrates with our Solarwinds System that was already in place so we did not have to have more than one monitoring system
It is well suited for our medium-sized environment where we have different storage arrays some have better performance than others. I can't imagine that it would be needed with a small environment where you only have 1 storage array or are not monitoring performance of the servers on different arrays.

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) Feature Ratings

Using Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

3 - IT System Administrator, IT Supervisor, and IT manager use this product to plan for expansion and monitor the storage for issues
1 - No formal training just knowledge of storage and you can ask for assistance on their support page
  • Monitor Storage for issues
  • Plan for expansion
  • Move systems to faster storage if needed
  • Set up alerts to send us notifications when there are storage issues
  • Stay ahead of needed storage expansion
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management

Evaluating Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
We have so many other products of Solarwinds that it just made sense to get a system that will integrate with our other monitoring systems
I would not do anything different.

Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor Implementation

Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
Change management was minimal - We did a maintenance window for the installation like we normally do so little down time on systems (I.E solarwinds web interface) while it was being setup. No issues setting up
  • There were no issues during setup

Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor Support

Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - Support is included in the renewal and purchase costs

Using Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
ProsCons
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Install was easy
  • Set up to monitor storage was easy
  • There is nothing that i can think of that is difficult in this product