Our Solarwinds NPM interface licenses are about to meet the subscribed 2000 interface license limit.
The current occupied interface licenses include the virtual infrastructure VM interfaces as well.

Now I would like to know that If we go for VMAN tool instead of upgrading the NPM, for managing/monitoring of virtual infrastructure separately and not through NPM.
would it be wise and what kind of additional information I can get through VMAN which was not possible through NPM?

Looking forward a sincere advise.

  • Hi Raja, 

    NPM ships with the integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) feature which allows you to add your hosts and guests into NPM for monitoring, but each of these take up a license cost as the actual monitoring is still being done by NPM. 

    VMAN does offer any increased ability for monitoring, but instead opens up a wealth of tools for analysing your virtual environment, like capacity planning and Virtual recommendations based on best practices. You can see the difference between VMAN and VIM here: 

    Kind regards, 

    Marlie Fancourt | SolarWinds Pre-Sales Manager

    Prosperon Networks | SolarWinds Partner since 2006

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