Virtualization Manager

Comprehensive Virtualization Management – From VM to Spindle

  • Real-time dashboards simplify Identification & troubleshooting of performance, capacity & configuration problems
  • Identifies VM sprawl, helps you reclaim & optimize space & reduces licensing costs
  • Integration with Server & Application Monitor provides application stack management from app 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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Virtualization Manager: What's New

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You asked. We delivered! Our product team has been hard at work listening to user input and delivering the goods! SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is more powerful than ever. Just check out the features below.

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Version History

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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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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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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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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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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Tips and Training

Virtualization Manager Installation (v6.0)

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Virtualization Manager Orion/Server & Application Manager Integration Use Cases

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Hyper V® 2012 vs vSphere™ 5.1: Understanding the Differences

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