On my last blog post I explained how Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is now integrated with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) and Network Performance Monitor (NPM) showing how now we can view application to VM to datastore performance, configuration and right sizing all in a single pane of glass.


SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) to Storage Manager (STM) Integration


I wanted to take this a step deeper and introduce VMAN’s integration with Storage Manager (STM). For some time VMAN has had the ability to provide a link from the datastore in VMAN to the LUN/volume view in STM. This is enabled by adding the STM IP address and username/password in VMAN. Once done the datastores will be hyperlinked, when selected the link opens the underlying LUN or volume view in STM.


By having a flow from VMAN to STM, we can view datastore performance in VMAN and then simply click on the hyperlink opening the LUN view in STM. Here we can view how the underlying LUN at array level is performing. This is a great way of having end to end mapping, it really takes the guessing game out of what datastore is on what LUN and provides quick performance analysis.

 

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SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor (SAM) to Virtualization Manager (VM) to Storage Manager (STM)


If we have the link from VMAN to STM enabled, and we then enable the integration from VMAN to SAM then we will also have a hyperlinked datastore to STM from SAM.

This adds really nice functionality and workflow from the application to VM to datastore and LUN all from SAM.

In SAM we can click on a server, and choose the storage tab or simply click on the storage submenu

 

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I now have the LUN view and it is hyperlinked, so from here I can simply click on the link and the LUN/volume will open in STM!

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