vROps Management Pack for Virtual SAN Beta is Now Open

If you already know you want to take part in the beta, sign up herehttp://www.vmware.com/go/vrops4vsan-beta

One of the most requested features among Virtual SAN 5.5 customers is enabling greater visibility to what happens “under the hood”. The Virtual SAN team developed a new health check plug-in that will help customers tackle underlying hardware issues as part of the v6.0 release (read more here). In addition to that the vRealize operations team developed an advanced set of dashboards and tools aimed at making Virtual SAN users life much easier.



The Virtual SAN team along with the vRealize Operations team are thrilled to offer you a unique opportunity to beta test the new vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices. The management pack will feature advanced insight into Virtual SAN through advanced analytics to enable rapid troubleshooting and cluster optimization.

Key features in the beta release includes:

  • Global View
Ø  Visibility across Virtual SAN clusters

Ø  Out of the box Dashboards for Cluster Insights, Device Insights, Entity usage, heat maps etc.

Ø  Virtual SAN topology and relationship between VM, Host, Datastore, Disc group, Host Bus Adapter etc.

Ø  SMARTS information, Reports and alerting

  • Availability
Ø  Connectivity issues – APD (All Path Down), PDL (Physical Device Loss)

Ø  Protocol incompatibilities

Ø  Hardware failure & faults and recommendations for remediations

  • Performance & Analytics
Ø  Monitor SSD eviction rate, CPU, Memory etc.

Ø  Monitor overall aggregate IOPs

Ø  Firmware out of date, faulty etc.

  • Capacity
Ø  Trend demands and stress on hosts

Ø  Incorrect storage presentation

Ø  Snapshots filling up datastore

Ø  Manual process to detach LUN causing human error


If you’d like to join this beta, sign up herehttp://www.vmware.com/go/vrops4vsan-beta

About the  vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices (MPSD)

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices 6.0.1 provides visibility into your storage environment. Using Common Protocols you can collect performance and health data from the storage devices. Pre-defined dashboards allow you to follow the path from a VM to the storage volume and identify any problem that may exist along that path.

• End to End view of the data path through the SAN and NAS; from VM to Storage Volume
• Support for both NFS/iSCSI and FC/FCoE protocols
• Access to Storage devices leveraging standardized protocols; CIM, SMI-S, & VASA
• Ready to use dashboards for Health and Performance
• Analytics for common All Paths Down and PDL storage conditions
• This release has Beta support for VirtualSAN. (Sign up here  http://www.vmware.com/go/vrops4vsan-beta)


Requirements for the MPSD Beta


In order to participate in this beta, you need:

1) a working knowledge of vRealize Operations

2) an installation, or a willingness to install, Virtual SAN.

3) a minimal amount of storage to test this against.


About vRealize Operations Management

vRealize Operations Management is a cloud operations management system that delivers intelligent IT operations management from applications to storage–for vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware–with predictive analytics and policy-based automation. it built on a scale-out, resilient platform designed to deliver intelligent operational insights to simplify and automate management of applications and infrastructure across virtual, physical and cloud environments. For more information, see: https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-operations .

About Virtual SAN

VMware Virtual SAN is software-defined storage for VMware vSphere. By clustering server-attached hard disks and/or solid state drives (HDDs and/or SSDs), Virtual SAN creates a flash-optimized, highly resilient shared datastore designed for virtual environments.


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