Can handle it in a single glass pane
Updated July 23, 2020

Can handle it in a single glass pane

Swathi Aljala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

It is great to have auto-monitoring from SolarWind's virtualization tool. We use this tool in our department. It is great if we want quick and fast results and solutions. It provides an accurate status of the system. I also like the way it can be used for monitoring troubleshooting and optimising; it's very simple to use. We use it for cleaning up data.
  • 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.
  • Monitors resources and makes recommendations on changes and upgrades.
  • Sometimes VM seems to over-report on issues. An example would be that we have allocated memory to the VMs to a point at the monitored threshold. Instead of it understanding that was allocated and basing memory utilization on the host based on its available memory (for the host OS), it reports warnings that it is low on memory resources. This should not be an option.
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has been utilized since we started having a large percentage of our servers move from physical to virtual. It helps us manage the servers and get important statistics from them. A lot of our server team also use it for troubleshooting and capacity planning.

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.

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.

The virtual capacity planning and management capabilities in SolarWinds Virtualization Manager enable you to efficiently plan, manage, budget, purchase and report on the capacity of shared resource pools in your virtualized environment.
Yes our oraganization is much benifited with having the solarwind virtualization manager.The snapshot feature to Pdf is much use ful and presentable to track the curren status and showcase the user how the stats been running and figured.The prediction for project what is going to come and whats the situation in current status is a acceptable capacity of it
We use it in our IT department for quick access dashboards that show the various health statuses and information of our VMs.
We also added to check the dash board for time sheet status like no, of leaves applied, no.of working days and holidays. so to calculate time roll ups and sum the payments. Nice feature for it.
  • SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor
Just to monitor basic collectible of the data
Seamless incorporation into the Orion framework. We needed a tool to tell us what was going on with our vSphere environment beyond what vCenter was telling us. There are just 2 of us that manage 40 ESXi hosts on1000 virtual machines and we needed some additional insight. I have some daily & weekly reports sent to my inbox to help keep tabs on things like available disk space and newly created VMs.

Solar winds virtualization manager stacks up against them because of this features


• unified dashboards, alerting, and management
• Use the host agent to run Snap™ and Telegraf™ plug-ins and provide drop-in monitoring for your key systems, and
• Leverage the large number of built-in integrations available for both systems to extend the solution to meet your infrastructure monitoring needs.
Though it does not allow for a lot of automation, it's very easy to set up and grant access to an account. Very simple to use. For quick and accurate results, it's very unsuitable.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Premier Support

its a multi tenant platform for it services.Its a cloud based performance management system.
Assistance with upgrade your environment (where applicable) - Yes its performance rate is fast
The newly added "create email template" feature in the product to provide a drag-and-drop experience and easily create email alerts.

yes its very uses full in detecting how much space is being used by VM snapshots and Reclaiming and rightsizing your will allow you to optimize space and performance.
Integration with the SolarWinds Orion Platform can automatically generate incidents from Orion alerts. Streamline the way IT teams communicate, identify root causes, and proactively resolve potentially impactful IT infrastructure problems.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Smart Start

This is a wonderful application performance monitoring by covering basics such as how to examine database queries, isolating individual trace requests, and more that provide full visibility into your applications and the infrastructure that supports them.Thus ,I can recommend smart start assisted on boarding program.With Smart Start, you have direct access to onboarding specialists who can help you with the installation and the initial configuration of your product. They'll work with you to help you get the full value out of your new product—quickly.

Personalized Onboarding service - With Smart Start, you have direct access to onboarding specialists who can help you with the installation and the initial configuration of your product. They'll work with you to help you get the full value out of your new product—quickly.

The application with performance monitoring by covering basics such as how to examine database queries, isolating individual trace requests, and more that provide full visibility into your applications and the infrastructure that supports them.
With Smart Start, you have direct access to onboarding specialists who can help you with the installation and the initial configuration of your product. They'll work with you to help you get the full value out of your new product—quickly.

Smart Start can help you upgrade from any supported version to the most recent version
Smart Start is an assisted onboarding program designed to help you with your SolarWinds implementation. If you’re new to SolarWinds, or if you've inherited an existing solution, it's a great way to save time getting your products installed or upgraded. With Smart Start, you have direct access to onboarding specialists who can help you with the installation and the initial configuration of your product. They'll work with you to help you get the full value out of your new product—quickly.

ROI

a manager leading a team can use this to plan capacity of his team every month. A project manager who is working on a multi-month long project can plan the resource capacity for the entire duration. This can also be used outside corporate environments wherever you want to compare demand vs capacity.We are responsible for planning our team’s capacity every month. We need to have a realistic view of how much work can be done by our team next month, taking into account the availability of each of our team members during the month. This will allow us to commit to our leadership on deliverables’ scope and if needed ask for more resource or to reduce the deliverables.
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We are responsible for planning our team’s capacity every month. We need to have a realistic view of how much work can be done by our team next month, taking into account the availability of each of our team members during the month. This will allow us to commit to our leadership on deliverables’ scope and if needed ask for more resource or to reduce the deliverables.

Resource Capacity Planner Excel template is helpful in understanding the available resource capacity, comparing with demand and identifying surplus/deficit capacity by skill groups. The template takes the resource availability, holidays, weekends, overtime and vacation data to calculate capacity. Then, based on your input demand data, it can calculate the surplus/deficit capacity. In addition, you can generate an employee availability report.
As its cloud based several datcenters can be monitored at one place.By perfomace management level can identify the stats, thus it reuced the mean time to resolution
yes been able to increase the cpu memory and storage
yes ofcourse

Using SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

6 - Used to evaluate the medical services and data reports of the patients with medical services
4 - IT , HR,Social workers, insurance agents
  • email alerts from social workers
  • medical service requests
  • parient history and status in the dash board
  • emails requests
  • time sheet complience
  • medical service protocols etc
  • medical services
  • timeline complience

Evaluating SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) and Competitors

I will change the memory with more intelligence of the tool . i will upgrate the version of VMAN With built-in actionable intelligence see how Virtualization Manager 7.0 and help you fix active issues and prevent future ones from ever happening. Recommendations help optimize VM CPU and memory size, VM host placement, host utilization, and more.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Support

snce its cloud based and can monitor the stats of different apps at one place.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Need to explain problems multiple times
yes having end-to-end visibility of the health and performance of your network is paramount to ensuring your users will have the services they need.