Back at the days of 5.x, XML’s were used heavily when some widgets interactions was needed. For me personally, there wasn’t an engagement were I didn’t had to pull some metric attribute key out of vCOps. Let’s see how to find those in vROps 6.
I am a big vROps Interactions XML fan, as a matter of fact I’ve written on this topic a few times before. Now that the vApp structure has changed from 2 to 1 VM, I wasn’t able to find my beloved XML files. So dude, where are my XML’s?
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.