VMware has released vROPS 6.4 which contains several new dashboards to display status and identify problems. The new dashboards can be divided into several categories:
- Environment and capacity overview dashboards to get a summary of your environments.
- VM troubleshooting dashboard that helps you diagnose problems in a VM and start solving them.
- Infrastructure capacity and performance dashboards to view status and see problems across your datacenter.
- VM and infrastructure configuration dashboards to highlight inconsistencies and violations of VMware best practices in your environment
In this post I will highlight some of these dashboards. If you want to know more about all the other dashboards I suggest you download and install or upgrade to vROPS 6.4 🙂
This dashboard provides an general overview of your vSphere environment such as amount of VM’s, clusters hosts, and datastores. The dashboard also provides top list information about virtual machines with CPU contention, memory contention or disk latency.
This dashboard provides an overview of the capacity of your vSphere environment such as total CPU cores, memory and storage capacity. The dashboard also provides graphs for the different resources utilization containing realtime and trend/forecast data.
Troubleshoot a VM
This dashboard provides general troubleshooting information for a virtual machine such as critical alerts and possible contention.
Maybe the most requested dashboard by customers and I am excited this is now default available in vROPS!
Heavy Hitter VMs
Like the name suggests, this dashboard provides information of the top heavy virtual machines in your vSphere environment such as top highest IOPS and network throughput.
This dashboard provides general performance information for clusters such as critical alerts and possible contention.
This dashboard provides general information about the hardware of the vSphere hosts in your environment such as hardware model, ESXi version and power management setting.
Not in the picture below but the dashboard also provides an overview of the configuration of all the vSphere hosts. This overview contains information such as CPU sockets, NICs, Power State, CPU Model, etc.
This dashboard provides general information about virtual machines in your environment such as general virtual machine configuration and graphs about CPU, memory and IOPS demand.
The addition of these dashboards are very welcome and I think these dashboards make vROPS even better to use. Here are some links to vROPS resources.
vROPS Sizing Guidelines