Coming fresh off the Virtualization Manager  (VMAN) 6.2 release in which we added management action functionality (power management and snapshot management) and AppStack support (to name just a few features) the VMAN team is already working on the next set of features. I am excited about what we have planned for VMAN as we transform it into a one stop monitoring and virtual management tool. Here are the highlights of what we have we are currently working on:.


  • New Migration management actions
    • vMotion/Live Migration - Provide the ability to migrate a VM to a different host within VMAN
    • Storage vMotion/Storage Live Migration - Provide the ability to migrate VM disks to a different datastore or shared cluster volume from within VMAN.
  • Sprawl Management Actions
    • Add/Remove CPU - Grow or shrink the amount of virtual machine CPU from within VMAN
    • Add/Remove RAM - Grow or shrink the amount of virtual machine RAM from within VMAN
    • Delete VMs - The ability to remove/ delete unnecessary virtual machines for the purpose of reclaiming resources from within VMAN
    • Delete Orphaned VMDKs - Provide the ability to delete orphaned VMDKs from the Virtualization Sprawl resource “Storage being used by Orphaned VMDKs” so that I can reclaim datastore storage from the alert.
  • The ability to act on virtual sprawl alerts from within the VMAN Sprawl page.
    • Over-allocated & Under-allocated resources - Add/Remove CPU & RAM
    • VMs Powered Off for More than 30 Days - Delete VMs
    • VMs Idle for the Last Week - Shutdown VMs
    • VMs that might benefit from decreasing vCPUs - Decrease vCPU
    • Top 10 VMs by Snapshot Disk Usage - Delete Snapshots
    • Orphaned VMDKs (New alert) - Delete Orphaned VMDK
  • Alert Remediation - Provide the ability to configure an alert to trigger a management action based on a threshold..
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization support
  • Citrix XenServer Support
  • Recommendations - Recommended actions to take to ensure performance, optimal capacity, avoid potential issues, and improve uptime.
  • vCenter and Hyper-V Events
  • Improved scalability and performance of polling


Disclaimer:  Comments given in this forum should not be interpreted as a commitment that SolarWinds will deliver any specific feature in any particular time frame. All discussions of future plans or product roadmaps are base on the product teams intentions, but those plans can change at any time.


If you don't see what you are looking for here, you can always add your idea(s) and vote on features in our Virtualization Manager Feature Requests forum.