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How VMAN works

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Maintaining a virtual or hybrid environment requires using native tools to review mountains of data. Virtualization Manager integrated with the Orion Platform provides intensive metrics gathering and data breakdowns into dashboards and details pages so you can easily evaluate environments and react to issues. Use VMAN to manage your sprawling VM environment through a single console, the Orion Web Console, with account management and direct VM tool capabilities.

Add additional SolarWinds products to enhance monitoring, management, alerting, and reporting across hybrid environments. Gain visibility into every level of your resources within each VM, to the application level, and across all devices.

When integrated, the Orion Platform automatically collects and displays virtual environment data. Virtual nodes (vnodes) do not require discovery or management as other nodes in the Orion Web Console. To use discovery, see Discover your network using SolarWinds NPM.

Virtualization Manager

The Virtualization Manager (VMAN) appliance connects directly to your vCenters or Hyper-V hosts, clusters, datastores, network, and VMs to collect and provide detailed metrics. Deploy VMAN onto VMware or Hyper-V hosts. VMAN cannot be installed on a Windows system or on the same server with the Orion Platform.

Integration with the Orion Platform

VMAN integrates with the Orion Platform through Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM). VMAN provides access to your virtual environment, allowing VIM and the Orion Platform to collect and calculate data.

Orion Platform

Orion Platform products is a platform and suite of products providing a single pane of glass for many SolarWinds products. This software is installed on Microsoft Servers and is included with NPM, SAM, and NCM.

Don't have NPM, SAM, or NCM? See the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Administrator Guide to install VMAN as a standalone product with the Orion Platform.

 
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