What else can be better than VMAN when mostly used Virtualization Vendor got covered
November 30, 2020

What else can be better than VMAN when mostly used Virtualization Vendor got covered

Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

We are using SolarWinds VMAN to monitor virtualization environment such as VMWare, Hyper-V, Nuatanix environment. Our infrastructure teams used to follow their separate native tools to do monitoring or rely on email alerts to know about the issue, but that was all reactive not proactive, and hence SolarWinds VMAN came in and filled that gap.
  • Hierarchal representation of the assets such as DC, Cluster, Host and VMs
  • Sprawling Features
  • Datastore Monitoring
  • Nuatanix Environment needs more parameters
  • Capacity Reporting and integration with Storage
  • Include more vendor support
  • Helped in keeping an uptime of the resources and meeting the SLA for hardwares
  • Helped in creating capacity reports by simulating requirements
  • Exploring Nuatanix monitoring which would save a lot of money by not investing in a different tool
Since SolarWinds VMAN helps to monitor Virtualized environment monitoring 24*7 for VMWare, Hyper-Vs, etc. and by having VMAN monitoring in our infra, we were always alerted via Service Now incidents or email alerts whenever any of the asset was degraded. In fact, we got problem-indicating alerts, which allowed to fix the issue even before it deteriorated further.
Datadog and Log Monitor are doing great in bringing in new technologies for monitoring, however SolarWinds has still got edges since we are using it [for] many years. By using [it], we know that their product development team was always on top of new technologies monitoring. This assures us whenever there will be any changes in the technology we would have it in SolarWinds - not sure about other vendors. Also SolarWinds integration with other modules make it easier to draw relationship between different parts of the infrastructure such as Network, Database, Servers, and Application.

Do you think SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)'s feature set?

Yes

Did SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) again?

Yes

As mentioned in earlier reviews SolarWinds VMAN has helped us in following ways -
1. Proactive monitoring of issues within in the Hardware infrastructure.
2. Sprawling
3. Easy Reporting
4. Customized Dashboards
5. Simple integration with Service Now, Splunk etc
6. Multi-Vendor Support etc


Above mentioned reasons makes SolarWinds VMAN a fit solution for any hardware/virtualized infra monitoring.
SolarWinds VMAN is easy to use for everyone. When I say everyone which literally means anyone e.g. Virtualization Environment SME, Consultant, Support Team, Management Officers etc.
Anyone who have worked on IT technologies could easily deploy SolarWinds by reading videos, Thwack posts or Virtual Classrooms (Custom Success Centers) - this makes this application easy to operation and for maintenance support is always there.
Solarwinds VMAN is best suited for VMWare and Hyper-V Hosts environment monitoring from hardware perspective and VM Guest Perspective. However Solarwinds has introduced support for Nuatanix environment monitoring that still need more enhancements, and hence its a good start by Solarwinds - but too early to say perfect solution. Sprawling is also another feature which makes it more usable.