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Install SolarWinds VMAN

To install VMAN, you deploy an OVA or HVD file to a virtual system and integrate with an Orion Platform (existing or available by installing the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor).

When you download VMAN from the Customer Portal, you can download the following file options:

  • SolarWinds-VIM-<version> - Full installation, evaluation
  • SolarWinds-VIM-<version> - Full install, evaluation, and SQL Express
  • SolarWinds-VIM-<version> - Additional poller installs
  • SolarWinds-VIM-<version> - Additional web server installs
  • SolarWinds-VIM-<version> - Full evaluation including VMAN appliance and VIM

The VMAN product includes the appliance deployed on a VM and the integration with the Orion Web Console. Each zip file includes the following files:

  • VMAN-Appliance-Install-1st.ova: deploys the VMAN appliance. Run this file first when deploying the VMAN appliance to Hyper-V or vSphere servers. A Hyper-V zip file is also available for those servers.
  • VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe: installs the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) for a standalone Orion Platform. If you do not have an existing Orion Platform, VIM provides all Orion and additional VMAN features through the Orion Web Console.

To fully install VMAN, you must:

  1. Deploy the VMAN appliance to a VMware or Hyper-V VM.
  2. Optionally, add federated collectors.
  3. Install the Orion Platform using the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) install.

    VIM may have additional features and options not included in an existing Orion Platform. Install this product as a stand-alone or on an existing Orion Platform server.

  4. Integrate with the Orion Platform

You must integrate the VMAN appliance with an Orion Platform (existing or using VIM) to gain access to all VMAN features, including Recommendations.