Get a better picture with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager
May 03, 2020

Get a better picture with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is used by the IT department at our organization. VMAN is utilized by the department to run health checks and metrics. VMAN allows us to properly compare workload numbers from multiple days, weeks, months, and years. These comparisons let us determine when and how we need to add or remove resources from our virtual environment, both on-prem and cloud-based.
  • 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.
  • VMAN has been used for reports provided to executive-level meetings. These reports showed our growth patterns, allowing for easier decisions on purchasing additional hardware.
  • VMAN has provided a positive impact on allowing for near real-time monitoring of resources, able to pinpoint when services are using more memory than expected, not running at all, or other options as defined.
  • VMAN was purchased to help monitor our VMware platform, the added abilities for AWS allowed us to migrate clients from on-prem to cloud-based with the same views.
Veeam ONE is a product to compare against SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. Veeam ONE is a solid product, however, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has multiple product tie-ins for a bigger more complete picture of the total environment it is deployed in. It is hard to put a dollar amount on what complete views into all of your infrastructure can give you, but once you have it, it is hard to go back to anything else.
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is a product that works very well for my organization. The program is very strong in reports including under and oversizing of VMs and related resources within our on-prem deployment. The reporting tools for AWS-based resources is not as strong as the options within VMware, however, these capabilities are getting better.