Documentation forVirtualization Manager
Monitoring virtual environments is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and is also available in a standalone module, Virtualization Manager (VMAN). Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and VMAN are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

VMAN appliance integration and synchronization with VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform

With VMAN 8.0 and later, VMAN recommends new installations using the single deployment of VMAN with the SolarWinds Platform or into an existing SolarWinds Platform environment. Once installed with an activated license, a fresh installation automatically has fully integrated features for VMAN directly within the SolarWinds Platform. In this case, you do not need to install the appliance.

However, if you decide to also install and use the VMAN appliance, you can integrate it with VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform. After installing both VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform, in the Orion Web Console, navigate to Settings > All Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration.


For existing customers upgrading an existing VMAN appliance installation to an installation of VMAN 8.0 and later in the SolarWinds Platform, see the VMAN Upgrade Guide for detailed instructions for upgrading VMAN and synchronizing entities.