I have storage manager ova downloaded and have created a vm running on vmware 5.5
All wokring Ok.
I'm looking for more granular datstore / lun stats and monitoring so i'd like to evaluate storage manager.
if i give the existing virtualisation manager vm enough resources can i install the storage manager software on it ???
No, installing anything on the VMAN virtual appliance is unsupported.
I would recommend that you install the VMAN and SRM/STM Orion modules side by side to get end-to-end visibility of virtualization and storage.