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SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor by Joe Dissmeyer

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Virtualization monitoring

Virtualization is one of the hot topics in IT these days. One of the things commonly lacking in a virtualization deployment is a proper way to monitor virtualization environments. Thankfully, SolarWinds Orion NPM has come to the rescue with built-in virtual host and VSAN monitoring.

Note

Orion NPM can only monitor VMware hosts. Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and other virtual hosts are not supported.

All virtual hosts that are monitored by Orion NPM will be displayed in the Virtualization Summary view under the Virtualization tab.

Virtualization summary

Let's dive right in and start looking at a physical VMware host that is being monitored by Orion NPM right now.

Looking at the Virtualization Summary view, you can see ...

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