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WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR VIRTUALIZATION MANAGER (UPDATED September 29, 2020)

The release of Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 2020.2.1 added new features and functionally.  Check out the following link to see what was included in the most current release.

 

Virtualization Manager 2020.2.1 Release Notes

 

You ask, we listen. Many of the top features being worked on in VMAN today are generated through your feedback, your participation in our user sessions and your votes in our Virtualization Manager Feature Requests forums.

  • Support for VMware Tags
  • Chargeback - Adding additional filters for generating reports. (Custom properties, VMware tags)
  • Enhancements to Nutanix support - Bundled registration.

Give Us Feedback

We are actively refining the VMAN roadmap to solve your problems. Participate in user sessions for THWACK points and personalized input into the future of VMAN.

Comments

edsando  wrote:

Are we going to add functionality to the Nutanix setups?  The vendor gave the monitoring UnDP, but what about any API with the consoles?

This is now marked as what we're working on   If you'd like to chat with me about use cases let me know and I can set up some time to chat, I'd love to hear from you.

byrona  wrote:

I would really love to see VMAN support some type of Azure monitoring.  I have submitted a Feature Request for this.

If this support existed it would be an easy sell to have management buy a lot more VMAN licenses.   

Provided in Virtualization Manager 8.1 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

jbiggley  wrote:

Oh chrispaap , you are such a tease.  Global search...teehee!

Now adding vSphere vSAN, Cloud monitoring (does that mean AWS & Azure??) and VMware vCenter events is absolutely drool-worthy.  And I am very curious on how we can make the VMAN appliances go away -- or at least become less relevant.

8.1 provided Azure monitoring, so we have both AWS & Azure.  Virtualization Manager 8.1 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

8.3 provided VMware vSAN visibility Virtualization Manager 8.3 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

8.4 provides VMware vCenter event support Virtualization Manager 8.4 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

All without the appliance. Requests do come true

exchequerdynmaics  wrote:

We have looked at Orion and unfortunately the lack of Xenserver support is a deal breaker for us and our customers. Our consensus was that Orion is a good product in every other sense. We want an integrated monitoring solution that fits our infrastructure.

We are still looking.....

Are any of your XenServer installations utilizing Nutanix?

Dunfraggin  wrote:

Does the statement above about 'Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (KVM) support' mean that it could potentially also include Nutanix AHV support seeing as that is based on KVM?

We have flipped this request to What we're working on   if you'd like to chat with me about your use cases let me know!

cbunge  wrote:

It'd be nice to see Orion automatically manage new VMs as they are detected within a vCenter.  It's a pain going to look for details on a failed machine and seeing it wasn't ever truly managed within Orion.

Would you expect to see it managed as ICMP? Do you want to be flagged when it's managed only by ICMP so you can configure the monitoring against the VM to be WMI or SNMP instead?

i agree, if it gets added as managed node then that would be added advantage... later it can be decided whether it needs to have complete monitoring or not..

I'd like to be able to edit an existing capacity plan.

sfleagle  wrote:

I'd like to be able to edit an existing capacity plan.

In your ideal scenario, what edits would you make? Change the clusters? What would your ideal workflow be?

I'd like to be able to modify cluster, VM profiles, and the advanced settings (Conservative, Balanced, or Aggressively Optimized).

Two more things.

The ability to reuse my custom VM profiles across plans.  I'm currently doing some what if plans and have to recreate my VM profiles in each plan. Very time consuming.

Also, I'd like to be able to save as PDF.

sfleagle  wrote:

Two more things.

The ability to reuse my custom VM profiles across plans.  I'm currently doing some what if plans and have to recreate my VM profiles in each plan. Very time consuming.

Also, I'd like to be able to save as PDF.

Steve, this is great stuff. Would you perhaps have 30 minutes to chat and share your screen so we could watch your workflow?

Sure thing.

Link is dead.

monitoringlife  wrote:

Link is dead.

Here is the updated link Virtualization Manager 8.4 Release Notes

#Genius!

I can't do it all around here, and the help I get is not as dependable as I would like. Replace your co-workers with scripts whenever possible.

VMAN 8.5 introduces virtual disk IOPs, latency & throughput as well as many platform features. Keep your eyes out for upcoming Product Blogs where there will be in depth deep dives into all of these improvements.

Virtualization Manager 8.5 Release Notes 

Be nice to see some sort of GUI interface for node auto addition of new VMs, perhaps looking in to the decomming side too.

Perhaps so you can select ahead of time what is to be done, for example by subset / like at cluster level the option to auto add or ignore. I know where we are we generally do not care about any of the virtual desktops so they are not desired in to SW as nodes.

Not auto adding was a surprise to start with, has caught us out a few times already like others I see have commented, when you are asked about server x to find it was never in as a node in the first place...


Great to see the jm_sysadmin powershell excellence but think this type of functionality should be included out of the box. I requested this already ast year I think at a SW event.

spaghettishapes  wrote:

Be nice to see some sort of GUI interface for node auto addition of new VMs, perhaps looking in to the decomming side too.

Perhaps so you can select ahead of time what is to be done, for example by subset / like at cluster level the option to auto add or ignore. I know where we are we generally do not care about any of the virtual desktops so they are not desired in to SW as nodes.

Not auto adding was a surprise to start with, has caught us out a few times already like others I see have commented, when you are asked about server x to find it was never in as a node in the first place...


Great to see the jm_sysadmin powershell excellence but think this type of functionality should be included out of the box. I requested this already ast year I think at a SW event.

Yes you definitely brought that up last year! The new PM for VMAN omri​ is retooling his roadmap, so personally I'm excited to see where he goes with your great feedback.

Hard to pick 3 but I really would like the notes/annotations to come over.

VMware tag gathering and ability to filter reports/alerts based on same has been really needed for a long time! Be great to see this in the next release!

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