Virtualization Manager 6.2 Beta 1 Released
The team at Solarwinds has been hard at work at producing the next release of Virtualization Manager with some great new features. It is my pleasure to announce Virtualization Manager 6.2 Beta which is packed full of features and continues VMAN’s journey of integration with Orion. The Beta is open to VMAN customers currently on active maintenance, to try it out please fill out this short survey.
Orion integration with VMAN Beta 1 will require an install of the SAM 6.2 Beta. Check out the the 3 part blog post (links to the blog posts can be found here) which details the new features of SAM including AppStack support for end-to-end visualization of the environment: App > Server/VM/Host > Storage (datastore). As a reminder, beta software is for testing only and should not be used in a production environment.
Essential to diagnosing an issue (or preventing one) is understanding dependencies and relationships in a virtual environment. Most administrators start troubleshooting an issue armed only with the knowledge that an application is slow or a server process is functioning sub-optimally. AppStack provides an at-a-glance view of environmental relationships by mapping dependencies end to end and providing easily identifiable statuses which can quickly be used to identify root cause. If a VM is reporting high latency an administrator can quickly identify the datastore, host, and related VMs to determine where the issue may be. In cases where NPM, SAM, and VMAN are integrated, AppStack can quickly identify if a SAM threshold alert is attributed to network latency or virtual host contention.
Learn more here, Virtualization Manager 6.2 Beta 1