In my last installment “vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #20 – Monitoring Business Critical Applications with VMware vCenter Hyperic 5.8” I talked about how in vCenter Operations 5.8 we have introduced the first wave of out of the box Dashboards and adapter intelligence. I focused on how vCenter Operations Manager is being enhanced to quickly help Application owners to to monitor and manage Business Critical Applications like Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange. I also walked you through adding the Hyperic Adapter for vCenter Operations Manager.
This next tech tip installment from me will follow up with how we are bringing even more value by bringing Hyper-V metrics into the fold as well.
Lets have a look at the available Dashboards that come with the vCenter Operations Management Pack for Hyperic.
The last three dashboards bring metrics from an Hyperic 5.8 agent sitting on the OS of Hyper-V, directly into vCenter Operations manager 5.8. The Hyperic 5.8 agent has a new Plugin that recognizes that the Windows Server is actually an Hyper-V box and creates the object in Hyperic as a ‘Win -Hyper-V’ resource kind.
The first Dashboard in the list, shows all Alerts for the entire Hyper-V environment. Gives immediate direction and feedback to the SME/Admin about the alert with an Healthtree, and Metric, widget.
The Second Dashboard in the list, shows Hyper-V VM utilization. The History of each VM for three areas are covered: CPU Usage(%), Memory Usage(Allocated Page), and Net Total(Bytes Per Minute)
The last Dashboard in the list, shows Hyper-V host utilization. Like the VM Utilization, this dashboard is a top 25 offender dashboard, focusing on CPU Usage(%), Memory Usage(%), CPU Usage(%), Disk By RW Latency(MS), and Net Total(Bytes Per Minute). Allowing the SME/Admin to drill into Historical Metric details.
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