SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Overview

What is SolarWinds Virtualization Manager?
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager reduces downtime by 53% and time spent troubleshooting by 59%. Analyze and remediate VM performance problems by viewing active, critical, and warning issues in your environment.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is also known as SolarWinds VMAN.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Virtualization Management Tools Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: April 2021

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Customers
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Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
Real User
Top 5
We ran it on a single Hyper-V virtual machine without any issues but the reporting could be improved upon.

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case for Solarwinds Virtualization Manager was it's ability to monitor/measure VM level IOPS which allowed us to do manual storage tiering with our Dell EqualLogic SAN's.

What other advice do I have?

If you’re looking to get a lot more insight into your virtualization environment and more than just basic information, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is the choice you should make. You will be able to see Chargeback, Showback, VM Sprawl, Snapshot Usage, and VM sizing recommendations along with customizable dashboards, alerting, and reporting. Not only that, you will be able to utilize the Capacity Planning feature to always stay proactive with your virtualization environment.
IT Director at a construction company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
The valuable features are trends, capacity planning, and diagnostics.

What other advice do I have?

DO IT!!! You will not regret it. This product is so helpful out-of-the-box. Even for larger environments, you have a very short roll-out timeline, fantastic benefits, and results.
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IT - Server Administration with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Adhoc reporting takes time to get used to, but our monitoring and management is much more efficient.

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the available options - view some video's from the website, and read some documents. It's worth the time!
vPlatform Support Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
SolarWinds products scale well although it may require purchasing additional licensing