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Key features and architecture of Virtualization Manager


This table provides a quick view of VMAN features available through the appliance ad integration with Orion Web Console.

VMAN features

VMAN with Orion Platform

Orion Platform without VMAN

View virtualization environment tree with up/down status and top 10 counters (both VMware & Hyper-V)

Host and VM as a managed node

Host and VM performance metrics :

  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Network
  • Average response time
  • Packet loss
Virtualization host hardware health

Alerts for virtualization specific issues:

  • Memory swap
  • Memory ballooning
  • VM CPU ready
  • Zombie/idle/stale VM
  • Large/old VM snapshots
  • VM disk near full
  • VM disk latency (IOPS)
  • Datastore I/O latency
  • VM resources under/overallocated
Historical forensics map providing contextual relationship mapping over time  

Virtualization management tools

  • Power off VM
  • Suspend VM
  • Reboot VM
  • Take snapshot of VM
  • Delete snapshots
  • Change CPU/memory resources
  • Move VM to a different host
  • Move VM to a different storage

VM sprawl monitoring:

  • Idle VM,
  • Power off VMs
  • Orphaned VMDK files
  • VM snapshots
Alert remediation with management actions  
VM Right sizing with recommendations  
Datastore performance monitoring  
Performance explorer graph providing correlation insight between virtualization n metrics  
Out-of-the-box virtualization performance reports  
AppStack Environment dashboard on Orion interface

Products: WPM, SAM, SRM, VMAN

Products: WPM, SAM, SRM, VMAN

The VMAN appliance also includes:

  • Capacity Planning for “What if” scenario planning and resource depletion for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Chargeback and showback metrics to track how the virtual machines are being used over time
  • Calculate cost of moving virtual infrastructure to Amazon® EC2®

The following graphic outlines the architecture of Virtualization Manager.