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Virtualization Manager 5.1 with support for Virtual Desktops is here!

Product Manager

Just in time for Holidays is more goodness for Virtualization Manager.  The new version is available for all customers under maintenance in the Customer Portal, but if you are not a customer, you can always download an eval or go to our Live Demo to try it out!

What's New in Virtualization Manager

  • Virtual Desktop Dashboard - a dashboard dedicated to your desktops, allowing you to quickly see top consumers in your environment.  Combined with our new per-Socket licensing, this makes Virtualization Manager a perfect fit for your VDI environments.
  • More Hyper-V data - we've added more storage data in our Host and VM views.
  • Improved speed and scalability - lots of collection improvements have increased speed and scalability of our collection and GUI.
  • Many minor improvements (see the Release Notes for more info) - one example is our sorting objects in map views and widgets by alert severity.

We will expand on a couple features below.

Virtual Desktop Dashboard

If you have a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and need insight into your performance and capacity, our new dashboard is for you.  With it, you can:

  • Find out how many and what kinds of desktops are running in your VDI.

Desktop OS Breakdown.png  Desktop VM Count.png


  • Identify and alert on which desktops are consuming the most resources (CPU, Memory, Network, Disk)

Desktop VMs CPU Ready Latest.png  Desktop VM Memory Ballooning Latest.png

Desktop VM Network IO.png  Desktop VM IOPs.png


  • Identify which desktops are about to run out of space

Desktop VM Disk 95pct Full.png Desktop Datastore Low Free Space.png

  • Find capacity and performance issues at the datastore and cluster levels.

Desktop Cluster CPU Util Latest.png  Desktop Cluster Memory Util Latest.png

Desktop Datastore IO Latency Latest.png

Severity Ranking in Maps

Previously, our Map View and Map Widget would sort objects (datstore, VM, etc) in a way that could hide those with issues.  In this version, sorting is by severity so all your problems bubble up to the top.

  • Map Widget: Now your more severe issues appear at the top:

     Environment Map.png


  • Map:  Each widget in the map will bubble up the objects with the most severe alerts, so you can quickly find where your problems are, and who and what are being affected by them.  We also changed the object popup (see VM in image) to also show the most severe alerts first.


That's all the goodness we have to show today, so give it a try and let us know what you think!

Customers can download Virtualization Manager from the Customer Portal, but if you want to try it, you can download an eval.

1 Comment
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You guys make it hard to keep up with all the recent releases and new features! 

Sohail Bhamani

Loop1 Systems

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Ok, so I have been a geek for a long time, went to UT finally ended up at a startup, Tek-Tools where we built a monitoring and reporting product for Servers, Backups, Storage and Applications. In Jan 2010, Solarwinds bought Tek-Tools, and I was added to the PM team. When my mind actually wonders from making our products better, I am generally spending time with my family, reading, watching sports, arguing politics or tinkering with stuff (it can always be made better), with the occasional camping trip thrown in for good measure.