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Virtualization Manager 8.3 is Now Generally Available!

Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.3 is now available, on the Customer Portal!  The release notes are a great place to get an overview of the release at a glance including deprecation notices and bug fixes.

New Features in VMAN 8.3

  • Troubleshooting VMware® vSAN software-defined storage is now easier than ever before, with monitored data seamlessly integrated into AppStack, PerfStack, and default out-of-the-box views.
  • Next generation Orion Maps has been upgraded to include support for datastores, vSAN (of course), and easy access to Virtualization Manager recommendations.
  • Starting to include containers in your hybrid virtualization environment? VMAN has you covered with basic container monitoring for Docker®, Kubernetes®, and Mesos®.
  • Support for custom properties is included for virtual machines, hosts, datastores, and clusters, allowing you to tailor your views, alerts, and reports to show the most important entities.

Orion Maps Deep Dive

I highly recommend that you look at this excellent post by jblankjblank​ that documents in depth the changes to Orion maps contained in this version of VMAN.

Those of you who were up to date on VMAN 8.2.1 will have become familiar with the first version of Orion Maps, but there have been incredible updates to maps and I look forward to hearing your reactions to the improvements.

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What's Next?

Don't see what you are looking for here? Check out the WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR VIRTUALIZATION MANAGER (UPDATED August, 2018) post for what our dedicated team of virtualization nerds and code jockeys are already looking at. If you don't see everything you've been wishing for there, add it to the Virtualization Manager Feature Requests

This version of VMAN is compatible with the legacy VMAN 8.1 appliance, however all of the newly available features are only on VMAN on Orion. If you are using the appliance on your production VMAN installation, I would recommend that you consider retiring the appliance at your earliest convenience to reap all of the benefits of the new features we are developing for VMAN on Orion. If you cannot retire the appliance for any reason, I'm very interested in your feedback and reasons, and would love to see them listed out in the comments below.

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Any customers who miss the Cloud Cost calculator might want to take a look at the new *free* Azure Cost Calculator  Cost Calculator for Azure – Free Download | SolarWinds 

My IT support partners will not authorize moving away from the appliance until the AWS cloud cost view is added to the Orion platform.

jlhartsock  wrote:

My IT support partners will not authorize moving away from the appliance until the AWS cloud cost view is added to the Orion platform.

Thanks for this note - I'm curious what use cases you're currently using the cloud cost view for? what percentage of your organization is actively using those numbers and if so for what purpose? Reporting? Does it need to appear in NOC views?

They're using the view as part of a metric to evaluate the priority that is getting assigned to apps in our journey to migrate many of our apps to AWS.

jlhartsock  wrote:

They're using the view as part of a metric to evaluate the priority that is getting assigned to apps in our journey to migrate many of our apps to AWS.

What percentage of your apps have you already migrated to AWS? for example, how long until you've migrated all of your high priority apps?

We're still in the initial phase. We have 1% of our apps in AWS and are working to mature a process to set the priority of which apps are next.

Virtualization Manager 8.3.1 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support  is now generally available. The service release includes a new OOTB used capacity alert for vsan datastores.

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