Virtualization Manager
Comprehensive Virtualization Management for VMware ® & Hyper-V ®
– From VM to Storage

Starts at $2995
  • Real-time dashboards simplify identification & troubleshooting of performance, capacity & configuration problems
  • Identifies VM sprawl, helps you reclaim & optimize space, and reduces licensing costs
  • Integration with Server & Application Monitor provides complete visibility of the application stack – from app to VM to datastore
  • All the functionality & more of other leading virtualization management tools – at a fraction of the cost
  • Easy to download, deploy & use – start monitoring your VMs in less than an hour
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SolarWinds' virtualization management software allows you to quickly and easily manage your virtual environment with functionality for virtualization monitoring, virtualization reporting, VM sprawl control & right-sizing, virtualization capacity planning,
and much more. Watch this video to learn how to improve the performance of your virtual environment.

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Microsoft® Hyper-V® & VMware® management. Download and Start Managing in Under an Hour!

SolarWinds’ virtualization management software delivers integrated Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, and chargeback automation; all in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Simply download and install the software and take a break while Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment.

Top 7 Reasons to Use Virtualization Manager

  • Heterogeneous Virtualization Management

    Heterogeneous virtualization management software screenshot

    Our virtualization management software allows you to manage both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments from a single pane of glass.

    • Single-pane-of-glass management for both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments
    • Extensive grouping functionality for more granular reporting
    • Leverage advanced features:
      • Time Travel: Go “back in time” to see dependencies that existed at a certain point in time
      • Storage Manager Integration: Get actual storage visibility for Hyper-V

    Jumping between different virtualization management tools for separate virtual environments can be a real pain. Different tools give you different dashboards, different reports, and different capabilities, not to mention the headache of learning to use two different interfaces. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager gives you the best of both worlds – you can now see, in normalized terms, metrics on your entire virtual environment, spanning VMware® and Hyper-V®, while using Virtualization Manager’s extensive grouping functionality to get metrics specific to a hypervisor.

    You can gain even more visibility into the storage resources supporting your virtual infrastructure by using the integrated capabilities of SolarWinds Storage Manager with Virtualization Manager. Together, these tools give you the ability to see CPU, memory, network, and storage resources from VM-to-spindle for your entire virtual infrastructure. This capability even works in Hyper-V environments where storage visibility is often difficult.

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  • Virtualization Monitoring & Management Software

    Virtualization management performance analyzer view.

    SolarWinds' virtualization management software helps you proactively monitor and analyze virtualization-specific performance problems in VMware and Hyper-V environments.

    • Proactively monitor virtualization-specific performance problems
    • Deeply analyze performance problems unique to virtual and private cloud deployments
    • Troubleshoot application and workload issues in context of discovered virtual dependencies
    • Deep visibility into virtual storage performance for both VMware® (e.g., datastores) and Hyper-V® (e.g., CSVs, local volumes)

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager was created from the ground up to help you conquer the unique performance problems found in your virtualized environment. It helps you manage multiple layers to identify contention for shared pools of CPU, memory, storage, and network resources that can cause application and workload performance problems.

    In both VMware and Hyper-V environments, SolarWinds’ Virtualization Performance Analyzer and performance management dashboards allow you to drill down and troubleshoot issues. You can also plot and sort metrics, both present and historical, across different object types. For example, you can show a datastore’s or CSV’s aggregate I/O throughput and the VMs on that datastore generating the most I/O. Different metrics sharing the same units can also be plotted across different objects.

    Stack charts are accessible through the use of drill-down graphs, providing a deeper level of detail. For example, you can see how overall VM I/O latency is broken out across its disks.The Virtualization Performance Analyzer even overlays information such as alerts and notes on top of the graphs to aid in troubleshooting.

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  • VM Sprawl Control

    View of vm sprawl control.

    Our virtualization management software makes it easy to find stale VMs, zombie VMs, orphaned files, and over-allocated VMs.

    • Keep VM sprawl at bay – find idle/stale VMs, zombie VMs, orphaned files, rogue VMs, and over-allocated VMs
    • Search, report and visualize information across thousands of elements and relationships across your virtual environment, and inside your guests
    • Reclaim and right-size your virtual resources, postpone new hardware purchases and reduce costs

    The VM sprawl control features in SolarWinds Virtualization Manager help you identify and eliminate waste in your virtual infrastructure. Virtualization Manager gives you a real global view of your virtual infrastructure, how it breaks down, and where resources are over-allocated or wasted.

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  • Virtualization Management Dashboards

    Virtualization management dashboards.

    Virtualization Manager gives you at-a-glance insight into the performance, capacity, configuration, and usage of your virtualized infrastructure.

    • Get at-a-glance insight into the performance, capacity, configuration and usage of your virtualized infrastructure
    • Customize dashboards by searching, filtering and sorting across collected configuration and performance attributes
    • Export dashboard widgets to SharePoint® and other portals

    Multiple virtualization dashboards are provided out-of-the-box and populated with common best practices for virtualization management. The Administrator Dashboard delivers real-time performance metrics and alerts you when there is contention between memory, CPU, and storage I/O. Other out-of-the-box virtualization dashboards help you keep an eye on VM sprawl and capacity. The Showback Dashboard portrays CPU, memory and storage usage across any configured resource pools and folders which commonly represent departments, projects, lines of business and other business entities. There’s even a Cloud Cost Estimator which estimates what it would cost to run discovered VMs on Amazon® EC2.

    Customizing virtualization dashboards is a breeze using a robust search capability that enables you to search, filter and sort across collected configuration and performance attributes. This gives you incredible flexibility when creating dashboards, reports, alerts, trends and other kinds of content.

    A query builder allows you to extend the out-of-the-box or community-contributed virtualization dashboards across any combination of searchable attributes. In addition to collected data, custom attributes can also be added to objects through the use of labels. These are also searchable, allowing objects to be grouped. For example, you can easily create a dashboard where objects are grouped by VM owner.

    You can even post dashboard widgets to a portal such as SharePoint, making it easy to share key status information with stakeholders without giving access to VMware® vCenter™ or Microsoft ® Hyper-V® Manager or i nstalling the VI client on their desktops.

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  • Application Monitoring Integration

    vm monitoring and vm application monitoring integration capabilities.

    Our virtualization management software integrates with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) for in-context management of applications, VMs, hosts, clusters, and datastores. End-to-end mapping and application-specific infrastructure views simplify troubleshooting and performance management.

    • Storage view provides capacity, utilization & performance of datastore
    • Highlights busiest VMs with links to applications
    • Subviews show a slice of the environment (VM, ESX®/Hyper-V®server, cluster, etc.) & associated infrastructure performance
    • Detailed datastore views with rollovers & links to applications
    • Integration to the SolarWinds Orion® platform for data integration with Storage Manager, Server & Application Manager & Network Performance Monitor

    Virtualization Manager now integrates with Server & Application Monitor (SAM) and the SolarWinds Orion platform to provide end-to-end visibility into application performance problems all the way down to the storage level. Be able to quickly answer questions like:

    • Is the problem in the application, virtualization, or storage components?
    • What performance bottlenecks exist or will occur with an increased workload?
    • Which applications are on this datastore?
    • Which VMs have high latency?

    The combination of SAM and Virtualization Manager provides visibility that lets administrators proactively ensure key systems are performing and available. This can prevent many problems from occurring and eliminate finger pointing if they do.

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  • Enhanced NPM & SAM Virtualization Metrics

    VDI performance monitoring and VDI management tools.

    Integration with the Orion® platform gives you more Virtualization Manager metrics alongside data from SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server & Application Monitor (SAM).

    • Storage – view virtualization storage information, both capacity & performance
    • Sprawl – identify & reclaim wasted CPU, memory & disk resources
    • Map – show Virtualization Manager maps embedded within Orion
    • Baselines – set dynamic thresholds to various virtual objects based on historical operating baseline DataRole-Based Access Control – integration with Orion provides role-based access control which gives virtual admins the flexibility to restrict users so they can only access relevant information with the virtual environment
    • Reporting – display custom virtualization manager reports within Orion
    • Synchronization Wizard – Keep configuration in sync between Virtualization Manager, Server & Application Monitor, and Network Performance Monitor
    • Virtual Machine Management – get access to performance metrics of virtual machine nodes, regardless of whether they're managed in SolarWinds SAM or NPM
    • Datastore View – see a summary of datastore capacity & performance

    While SAM and NPM currently provide high-level overviews of VM CPU and memory, Virtualization Manager integration provides full depth and breadth of data. It adds breadth with full storage metrics for both VMware and Hyper-V, as well as more performance metrics and deeper drill-down for CPU, memory, and disk problems.

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  • VDI Performance Monitoring & Management Tools

    VDI Performance Monitoring & Management Tools

    SolarWinds’ virtualization management software lets you monitor Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) performance, quickly troubleshoot issues, and easily plan VDI rollouts.

    • Monitor IOPS, especially around boot/logon storms to quickly address VDI performance issues
    • Enhance VDI troubleshooting with real-time views into every virtualized resource

    In order to effectively manage a virtual desktop environment, you need powerful VDI management tools. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager software brings all of the data you need into a single pane of glass for quick and easy monitoring of your VDI environment.

    VDI performance monitoring is especially critical because performance bottlenecks have a direct impact on end-user experience. Instant VDI analysis provides insight into current VDI performance and also illustrates VDI performance over time.

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System Requirements - One Software Fits All

Operating System

Runs on VMware vSphere™ v5.x, 4.x, or Microsoft® Hyper-V 2008/2012

CPU

2Ghz quadcore

Virtual CPU: 4vCPU

Database

Integrated with Virtual Appliance

Memory

8GB + RAM minimum recommended

Hard Drive

200GB + free disk space (thin provision by default for VMware)

Other

Virtual appliance based installation

NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory.

Must-Have Features of Virtualization Manager

  • Storage Management Integration

    Integration with Storage Manager.

    Virtualization Manager’s integration with SolarWinds Storage Manager gives you a centralized look across your entire virtual infrastructure from the VM all the way to the spindle.

    • Drill-down from datastores to LUNs, and LUNs all the way down to disks with a few easy clicks (requires integration with SolarWinds Storage Manager, Powered by Profiler ).
    • Map storage from VM-to-spindle to pinpoint storage bottlenecks
    • Determine if a virtualization performance problem is storage related or if the problem lies elsewhere

    Monitoring a virtual infrastructure requires more than just monitoring the virtual machines. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager provides key integration points with SolarWinds Storage Manager to give you end-to-end virtualization troubleshooting. When using these applications together, you can view Storage Manager Dashboards in Virtualization Manager, and you can drill down into the storage supporting a specific virtual machine – all the way from VM to spindle.

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  • VM Capacity Planner & Right-Sizing

    Virtualization management chargeback automation.

    Virtualization Manager helps you govern and chargeback/showback IT, infrastructure and cloud services.

    • Show business units their resource usage (CPU, memory and storage) and allocation
    • Categorize searches, reports, trends and alerts relative to their supporting business context
    • Justify virtualization investments and prove the value

    As you consider rolling out self-service portals and cloud provisioning systems to your business, an automated, dynamic decision engine is required to balance and optimize real-time business demands against IT supply, capacity, policies, and performance.

    If a 3-minute self-service request takes 3 weeks to manually analyze—because you need to first determine where to place the VM, whether you have sufficient capacity to place it there, and what additional resources are now required for other planned services—the critical path is not the portal or the provisioning system but instead the automated intelligence required to drive the proper decision of what to deploy where, when and how.

    The chargeback automation features in SolarWinds Virtualization Manager provide the cloud governance and automated intelligence required to make self-service IT a business reality.

    Chargeback automation has never been easier.

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  • Virtualization Configuration Management

    Virtualization configuration management view.

    Virtualization Manager makes it easy to track VM and host configurations over time and helps you determine if your virtual environment configuration is drifting from the gold standard.

    • Cut troubleshooting time in half by quickly pinpointing problems and answer “what changed?”, even inside the guest
    • Trend and report on key virtualization management metrics and
    • KPIs such as VM growth, consolidation ratios, uptime, sprawl and more
    • Determine if your configuration is drifting from your “gold standard”

    Performance issues are commonly caused by configuration changes. In a virtual environment, configurations changes can be very difficult to control. The virtual machine configuration management features in SolarWinds Virtualization Manager make it easy to track and trend the configuration of your VMs, guest operating systems and virtualized applications.

    Virtualization Manager’s historical records are leveraged in a feature called Virtual DNA which enables you to troubleshoot performance issues resulting from configuration changes and determine if configurations are drifting from the gold standard.

    Virtual DNA allows configurations to be compared over time, meaning you can easily compare the configuration of a VM since it was handed off to another team such as an application management team.

    With Virtualization’s Time Travel feature, you can even turn back the clock to see when and how a configuration changed to help determine the best remedy to a performance problem.

    Virtualization Manager speeds troubleshooting by reducing the volume of data that must be collected and analyzed—allowing you to quickly and easily compare the differences between one virtual machine and another, a virtual machine and a template image, or a virtual machine to itself over time.

    Virtual Machine Configuration Management has never been easier.

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  • Virtualization Dependency Mapping and Historical Forensics

    Screenshot of virtualization dependency mapping and historical forensics.

    Virtualization Manager gives you the tools to map dependencies and perform forensic troubleshooting and problem analysis.

    • Map dependencies between virtual datacenter objects such as VMs, hosts, datastores, clusters and vApps
    • Drill down into specific components for deeper analysis
    • Use Time Travel to perform forensic troubleshooting and problem analysis

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has a deep understanding of the relationships that exist between virtual datacenter objects such as VMs, hosts, datastores, clusters, and vApps. Using advanced virtualization dependency mapping capabilities, Virtualization Manager can place one or more objects in context on a dependency map so that it is possible to see the related objects.

    For example, using virtual dependency mapping, Virtualization Manager can show all of the VMs on a particular datastore, and sort storage I/O from high to low. It can also show all of the datastores being used by a particular host.

    Virtualization Manager maintains a complete historical record of configuration data and relationships. This feature is called Time Travel and it allows you to “go back in time” to see the dependencies that existed at a point in time in the past. For example, you can see all of the VMs that were on a particular datastore 3 days ago and which ones were generating the most I/O. This allows you to answer questions such as “what happened to this datastore over the weekend?”

    Since Virtual Environments are extremely dynamic, virtualization dependency mapping and Time Travel enables you to track changes over time and perform forensic troubleshooting and problem analysis.

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  • Virtualization Performance Alerts

    View of virtualization management performance alerts.

    Virtualization Manager helps you quickly discover and act on performance issues using flexible alerts and integrated recommendations.

    • Alert, recommend, integrate and act on virtualization performance issues
    • Use open APIs to programmatically integrate with workflow, orchestration, or provisioning systems, and use PowerShell script integration for actions and workflow
    • When new VMs are discovered, integrate (via email or SNMP traps) with your existing management consoles, CMDB or service desk
    • The Orion integration now allows you to set alerts based on statistical or dynamic thresholds from baseline data. Calculating thresholds from historical performance data saves time in adjusting thresholds and provides for more intelligent alerts

    When a performance problem occurs, you need quick notification with recommended actions and communications. With the virtualization performance alerts in SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, you can receive proactive alerts on the health of your virtual environment with recommendations and active links to next steps.

    Virtualization Manager is built upon a robust search engine that enables you to search, filter, and sort across collected configuration and performance attributes. This gives you incredible flexibility when creating alerts, trends, dashboards, reports, and other kinds of content. With the power of search, you can create targeted alarms customized to your environment. You can even get ahead by using over 40 out-of-the-box best practice alerts covering availability, performance, and configuration.

    Virtual application monitoring has never been easier.

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  • VM Right-Sizing and Capacity Planning

    Screenshot of virtualization management right sizing capabilites

    Virtualization Manager makes it easy to manage, plan, and optimize VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual infrastructure capacity.

    • Optimize your virtual infrastructure by determining optimal VM placement and identifying and then eliminating VM sprawl
    • Project when current resources will run out based on historical trending, and estimate the number of VMs that can be added before resources are exhausted
    • Use “what-if” scenarios of adding more hosts, VMs and storage

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers robust capacity-focused functionality in three core areas for both VMware® and Hyper-V® environments: virtual capacity optimization and analysis, capacity planning, and capacity operations.

    Virtualization Capacity Optimization helps you use advanced search-based analytics to determine optimal VM placement, explore what-if scenarios, identify capacity shortfalls and determine application-specific capacity needs. This helps you determine when you will run out of resources, how many VMs will fit in your virtual infrastructure, the amount of additional resources you need to buy and where you should place new VMs. It also gives you the ability to run what-if scenarios to determine the impact of different modifications to resources.

    Virtualization Capacity Planning helps you budget and plan for new purchases, identify and eliminate VM sprawl, zombie VMs, orphan file, and rogue VMs. It even helps you model the cost of running specific VMs in the public cloud versus in your internal virtual infrastructure. You’ll also be able to see which departments are using specific resources, enabling important business decisions.

    Virtualization Capacity Operations allow you to easily monitor, predict, detect and troubleshoot capacity bottlenecks with real-time dashboards and alerts. This helps you pinpoint critical capacity bottlenecks, fix resource contention quickly and project when the next virtualization capacity issue will occur.

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  • Datasheet: SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware® and Microsoft® Hyper-V® capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, VDI performance monitoring, configuration management, and chargeback automation – all in one surprisingly affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use.

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Product FAQ

  • Q:  How is Virtualization Manager installed?

    A:  SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is packaged and installed as a Virtual Appliance—a self-contained Virtual Machine for either VMware® or Microsoft® Hyper-V®, containing everything you need pre-packaged for convenience. The Virtual Appliance can be imported into your VMware vCenter™ or Hyper-V environment so you can be up and running extremely quickly!

  • Q:  What hypervisors are supported by Virtualization Manager?

    A:  SolarWinds Virtualization Manager supports VMware ESX & ESXi as well as Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.

  • Q:  How does Virtualization Manager collect data?

    A:  SolarWinds Virtualization Manager leverages a number of mechanisms to collect data, including the VMware APIs to vCenter™ and ESX (or ESXi). Hyper-V data is collected via WMI. Optionally, Virtualization Manager may also collect information from inside the guest via WMI to enhance management functions.

  • Q:  Does Virtualization Manager require agents?

    A:  No, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is a completely agentless solution, leveraging remote protocols for data collection.

  • Q:  Does Virtualization Manager support VMware ESXi hosts?

    A:  Yes, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager fully supports VMware ESXi (3.5 and above) based hosts.

  • Q:  Does Virtualization Manager integrate with vCenter / vSphere?

    A:  Yes, in addition to collecting data from vCenter via VMware APIs, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager offers a plugin for vSphere™ (vCenter 4.0 and above) to seamlessly integrate the Virtualization Manager user interface into the VMware VI Client.

  • Q:  How is SolarWinds Virtualization Manager licensed?

    A:  SolarWinds Virtualization Manager licensing is based on the number of physical sockets being managed. The following list provides the different types of Virtualization Manager licenses available:

    • Up to 8 sockets
    • Up to 16 sockets
    • Up to 32 sockets
    • Up to 64 sockets
    • Up to 112 sockets
    • Up to 192 sockets
    • Up to 320 sockets

  • Q:  How does Virtualization Manager store data?

    A:  SolarWinds Virtualization Manager leverages an embedded database for convenience as part of the virtual appliance deployment.

  • Q:  What SolarWinds products does Virtualization Manager integrate with?

    A:  Virtualization Manager integrates with SolarWinds Storage Manager , Server & Application Monitor (SAM) and Network Performance Monitor (NPM).

  • Q:  What data virtualization performance metrics can you see on SolarWinds SAM and NPM after integration?

    A:  Integration with SolarWinds SAM or NPM provides visibility into the application stack from VM to virtual storage performance. Some of the highlights include:

    • VMware® & Hyper-V® performance metrics
    • Capacity, utilization & performance of datastores & Hyper-V storage
    • Storage sub-views show a slice of the VM environment (vCenter, data center, cluster, ESX® hosts & VMs)
    • Metrics to monitor VM sprawl & reclaim CPU, memory & storage resources
    • Virtualization Manager reports & dashboards from Orion console

  • Q:  Is it difficult to integrate Virtualization Manager with SAM or NPM?

    A:  For SAM version 6.0 or later and NPM version 10.5 or later, the integration with Virtualization Manager is prebuilt in the product. Install the Virtualization Manager appliance and point it to the appropriate SAM or NPM instance, and the integrated data will automatically be provided.

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Version History

v 6.1
Get access to several key Orion features from dynamic thresholds and advanced alerting, plus other new features, such as synchronization wizard, role-based access control, and more.
  • Integrated web-based Orion alerts that can leverage either static thresholds or dynamic thresholds using baselines developed from historical data
  • Role-based access control gives virtual admins the flexibility to restrict users so they can only access relevant information within the virtual environment
  • Synchronization Wizard allows users to keep the integration of Virtualization Manager with SAM and NPM, so the configurations of both these products are always in sync
  • Support for Microsoft® Hyper-V clusters
  • Visibility into all your virtual machines (vnode) regardless of whether they're managed in SAM or NPM
  • Configure reports to run on a periodic basis according to a schedule using the Web-based reporting feature. Users can also leverage Orion Web-based reporting to generate reports on the data presented in Virtualization Manager Integration
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v 6.0
Virtualized application stack monitoring from application to datastore plus enhanced Hyper-V storage support.
  • Integration with Server & Application Monitor (SAM) for in-context views of the virtualized application stack from application to virtualization to the datastore/storage
  • Adds deeper virtualization visibility to the datastore for SAM & NPM users
  • Enhancements to Microsoft® Hyper-V storage objects (e.g., clustered storage volumes)
  • Updated libraries, components & improvements to the GUI, collection speeds & supportability
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v 5.1
Improved Hyper-V™ data and support for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) monitoring and management.
  • VDI Dashboard: Take a quick glance into the health and status of your desktops
  • Improved Hyper-V data: We have added more data and improved our data collection
  • Scalability improvements: We have improved data collection and GUI speed
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v 5.0
Support for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor and user interface improvements.
  • Heterogeneous Hypervisor Support – Adds Microsoft Hyper-V support to pre-existing VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisor support, allowing single-pane-of-glass monitoring and management of both platforms and virtual appliance installs for either environment.
  • Improved User Interface – Makes navigation simpler, allows you to save a query directly in Advanced Search, and provides an option to export charts to png files.
  • New Dashboard Functionality – Now export Trend, Alert, Facet, Top-N, Consumption, and Fitment widgets, and add the Map widget to dashboards.
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v 4.1
Integration with SolarWinds Storage Manager for deeper storage analysis and troubleshooting in virtual environments.
  • Storage Manager Integration – configurable links with SolarWinds Storage Manager provides deeper storage metrics within the Virtualization Manager console and the ability to launch directly into the Storage Manager interface from the Virtualization Manager console for analysis beyond the datastore level all the way to the physical disk(s) supporting a virtual machine.
  • User Interface Improvements – Added a map widget, and updated the visual style of map and chart views.
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v 4.0
Added Time Travel historical forensics, expanded capacity planning, VMware vSphere plug-in, two new dashboards, 18 new trends, and 12 new alerts.
  • Time Travel – Provides the ability to “go back in time” to view historical configurations and use forensics to determine what changed and when for quicker and more precise troubleshooting and performance problem remediation.
  • Capacity Planning Enhancements – Capacity Planning functionality now includes storage IO and network IO, failover analysis for multiple redundant systems, and options to ignore specific resources.
  • VMware vSphere Plug-in – Adds a SolarWinds menu to the vSphere client that allows users to view Virtualization Manager statistics within the vCenter user interface and launch Virtualization Manager modules from vCenter inventory items.
  • New Dashboards – New ‘Host and Cluster Health’ and ‘Showback’ dashboards.
  • New Alerts – 12 new alerts added including ‘Datastore Excessive VM Log Files,’ ‘Host Bus Resets,’ ‘Host Command Aborts,’ ‘VM Disk Latency,’ ‘VM Memory Under-allocated,’ ‘VM Potential Unused CPU,’ and more.
  • New Trends – Added 18 new trends, including ‘Thin Provisioned Reclaimable Space’ and ‘Amazon EC2 Total Cost by Folder or by Resource Pool.’
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To see a complete version history for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, please visit our release notes .

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SAM Integration

Already use Server & Application Monitor? Virtualization Manager comes pre-integrated with what you already have.

In-Context Performance Management of Virtual Infrastructure

View from the app through the VM, host, cluster, and datastore specific to a given app, and understand application dependencies for virtual resources.

Single Console

See all the deep virtualization performance data in the same Orion ® console as the SAM data.

Datastore and Physical Storage Visibility

Get complete visibility all the way down to the datastore, including storage IOPs and latency. STM integration also lets you link to the specific storage LUN used by the datastore.

Troubleshoot Contention in Shared Resources

See what’s hogging shared resources (CPU, Memory, Storage I/O, etc.) in an easy to use dashboard.

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