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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. Virtual machines allow companies to exponentially expand and scale environments far cheaper and faster than adding physical systems. The ease of expansions can lead to sprawling environments with numerous clusters and hosts, under or over allocated resources, and difficulties in finding and understanding the metrics needed to manage VMs effectively.

Virtualization Manager 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 virtual and cloud environment through a single console with account management and direct VM tool capabilities.

The Virtualization Manager (VMAN) connects directly to your vCenters or Hyper-V hosts, clusters, datastores, network, and VMs to collect and provide detailed metrics.

Features include:

  • Discovering virtual objects: add and monitor virtual machines, hosts, clusters, and datastores using VMAN Orion pollers (recommended) or other polling methods.
  • Monitoring virtual environments: review and study collected metrics for virtual objects, cloud instances, and other systems and applications depending on your VMAN and Orion Platform products. Learn more about monitoring data, setting alerts, and managing events and reports.
  • Recommendations: optimize resource allocation based on performance metrics, historical data, available resources, and storage capacity. Recommendations calculate trends and risks based on enabled strategies, providing plans of action to consider and apply to resolve immediate issues or preemptively prevent issues from occurring.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring: provides visibility into your Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure including cloud EC2 instances and attached EBS volumes. This feature completes the Orion tools you need to monitor and administer hybrid environments.
  • Optimize options: provide troubleshooting and resource management with tools including PerfStack, Sprawl dashboard, and tracking of snapshots and orphan VMDKs.

VMAN installs with a full Orion Platform and expands the basic data collected by the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM).

VMAN monitors and manages all virtual objects in a virtual environment, including clusters, hosts, and VMs.

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VMAN connects to multiple systems, as displayed in this image, with ports listed. The Orion Web Console provides direct access into VMAN and additional Orion Platform products. The VMAN appliance also includes an administrative console.

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