vROPS 6.4 – New Dashboards

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 🙂

Operations Overview

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.

vROPS Dashboard - Operations Overview

Capacity Overview

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.

vROPS Dashboard - Capacity Overview

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!

vROPS Dashboard - Troubleshoot a VM

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.

vROPS Dashboard - Heavy Hitter VMs

Cluster Performance

This dashboard provides general performance information for clusters such as critical alerts and possible contention.

vROPS Dashboard - Cluster Performance

ESXi Configuration

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.

vROPS Dashboard - ESXi Configuration

VM Usage

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.

vROPS Dashboard - VM Usage

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.

Release notes

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/64/vrops-64-release-notes.html

vROPS Sizing Guidelines

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147780

Download

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_operations/6_4

 

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