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If your Exchange servers are running virtually, SolarWinds recommends adding Virtualization Manager (VMAN) to your Exchange monitoring solution. VMAN correlates applications, servers, virtualization resources, and backend storage layers so that you can quickly identify and correct storage problems. VMAN adds detailed information about virtualization entities (such as virtual centers, clusters, hosts, and machines) to the AppStack. The detailed data that VMAN provides about disk and disk usage is critical to monitoring and troubleshooting issues with virtualized Exchange servers.
VMAN is used to monitor Exchange only if your Exchange servers are virtualized.
Storage I/O in particular can be challenging to troubleshoot in a virtualized Exchange environment. When storage I/O rates are compromised, the Exchange servers cannot write to the primary database fast enough, which then fails over to another database. In a virtualized environment, storage I/O bottlenecks can be caused by a "noisy neighbor," or a virtual disk that is not part of the Exchange environment but is consuming I/O resources that Exchange needs. Without VMAN, you won't see correlated information about the underlying storage devices, and finding the root cause of the Exchange performance problems can take hours.
When you integrate VMAN with the Orion Platform, you can view virtualization environment information in the Orion Console without adding the host and VM as managed nodes. Additionally, the AppStack displays information about VMs and the underlying storage devices, and you can receive alerts and recommendations for managing VMs and resolving problems.
Enter the location and credentials of the VMAN server and click Integrate.
The Sync Virtualization Manager wizard starts.
This example imports four Hyper-V hosts and one vCenter.
After the integration, you should see the virtual nodes in the Manage Nodes page.
To configure other modules for comprehensive Exchange monitoring, see any of the following topics:
After configuring one or more SolarWinds modules: