SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Review - Out of this World for the Enterprise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2018

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Review - Out of this World for the Enterprise

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

We are using Solarwinds VMan to monitor our entire virtualisation estate including Hyper-V and VMware.

We use it to address estate capacity, load balancing, alerting and troubleshooting.

  • Capacity planning is excellent for planning ahead for new projects and future expansion.
  • Finding bottlenecks within the estate and quickly rectifying lack of CPU, RAM and storage.
  • Virtualisation recommendations is particularly good for load balancing resources across the estate.
  • Incorporating VMan back into Orion is a step back, we find performance is better having the standalone appliance.
  • Orion occasionally loses configuration of the connection to the VMan appliance.
  • SSL configuration is complicated to enable - gui setup would be preferred.
  • Being able to meet targets of investment timelines in the estate architecture is a big one for us so we don't miss out on upgrades.

It has helped us achieve 99.9% uptime of our virtualisation estate!

Downtime of services are spotted before the end user has experienced an issue and comms or fixes put in place prior to helpdesk tickets being sent.

This is one of our biggest benefits with large projects constantly requiring bigger and bigger capacity requirements, we can quickly respond to provisioning extra resources in house and charge for further expansion where required.
We are yet to use this within our estate.

I find planning ahead using the capacity planning tab one of the most helpful parts of VMan, we often get projects that have not had storage considerations discussed and we have to quickly find available capacity or charge for additional resources to be purchased.

I feel the environment map could be improved along the lines of other type 'network' style maps.