In part 1 and part 2 we’ve covered how to create the Super Metrics and the custom XML files for our 1-Click Capacity Planning Interactive Custom Dashboard (WOW that’s a long name for a dashboard ). In the final part for this series we will finally create this great dashboard. Let’s start…
In the first part for this series I covered some of the super metrics needed for pulling out ESXi Cluster capacity planning data in vCOps. In this part I would like to show you how to work with vCOps interaction mode XML files.
Going back to the early days of virtualization, capacity planning always was a process needed to be done in some point. If you into virtualization you know what the benefits are and why it’s important to go through a thorough capacity planning process but sometimes it’s hard to know what or where to look and where to begin.
Following my previous post around integrating the vCOps Custom UI with Active Directory, I had another talk with a fellow teammate about the fact that the process of providing limited view to user for a specific dashboard is not that intuitive. Once again, let’s try to simplify things.
Last week I had a talk around the fact that integrating vCOps Custom UI with Active Directory is not that of an intuitive process, let’s try simplify it.
In my previous post for this series I touched on both the allocation and demand models available to us when using vCops for capacity planning. As we have seen, playing with vCops capacity planning policy is important. Let’s continue with the configurations.
Lately, I’ve been working a lot around vCops. Using vCops in the right way can be super useful with the most common tasks for VMware architects and administrators. If you are in a search for simplifying your organization capacity planning process, discovering critical issues in your virtual environment or you’re just trying to check which VMs are the most oversized in the datacenter, vCops is your guy.
A few months ago, I got familiar with the brilliant job the folks at CloudPhysics are doing. Knowledge Base Advisor is the latest new feature which will analyze your environment for potential risks and hazards. In large, hybrid and complex environments with lots of components and different hardware vendors to deal with, one of the most important things is to get eyes on all things. But what if the environment is too large for one set of eyes?!