Introducing “Operations” Dashboards in vRealize Operations 6.6

Before we start the article I would like to introduce my self . My name is Arnav and I am the instructor in Getprotech. Getprotech provides the best vmware training in Delhi NCR . Lets start the topic .A dashboard for me is like an blank canvas which allows them to color the picture of what is most fateful to them, when it comes to managing day to day IT tasks. Whether they are a CIO or a help desk engineer, to be prosperous in their  role, one  need to prompt access to a meaningful knowledge. While there are many tools which will gives them data, the art of filtering down that data into knowledge is what concern when it comes to decision making.

Dashboards being an blank slate, allows them  to do so in a prompt and efficient manner. This enhanced ability allowed us to create various out of the box categories matching the various persona of users in an IT companies. This resulted in a set of out-of-the-box dashboards which will help endow you a jump start into running product operations from Day 2. These dashboards are battle tested in large IT companies and now are a part of  VMwareVsphere vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.

It was very important that all this important IP was easily reachable through a centralized console which acts as an anchor for user of vSphere vRealize Operations Manager. In order to achieve this, we offer a “Getting Started” dashboard which would step them through some useful ranges and use cases.

The Operations category is most appropriate for roles within an companies who require a summary of vital data points to take prompt decisions. This could be a member of a NOC team who wants to speedily identify issues and take actions, or executives who want a instant  overview of their environments to keep a track of clamant KPIs.

Let us see at each of these dashboard and I will provide a complete summary of what these dashboards can do or not for you along with a quick overview of the dashboard.
Datastore Usage Overview

The Datastore Usage Dashboard is best for a NOC environment. The dashboard provides a prompt glimps of all the VMs in their infrastructure using a heatmap. Every VM is defined by a box on the heatmap. With the help of this dashboard, a NOC admin can recognize the VMs which are creating  high IOPS since the boxes representing the VM are sized by the quantity of IOPS they are generating.

Along with the storage requirement, the color of the boxes perform the latency experienced by these VMs from the main storage. A NOC administrator can easily take the next steps in his examination to find the main cause of this latency and settle  it to avoid potential performance problems..

Host Usage information

The ESXI Host Usage Dashboard is best for a NOC environment. The dashboard gives a prompt glimpse of all the ESXi hosts in their infrasructure using a heatmap. By the help of  dashboard the NOC admin can find resource bottlenecks in their VMware environment created due to high Memory Consumption , Memory Demand or CPU Demand.

Since the ESXI hosts in the heatmap are grouped by clusters, they can find out if they have clusters with high Memory or CPU Load. It can also help them to identify if they have a hosts with the clusters which are not evenly use of and hence an administrator can trigger activities such as  enable DRS or workload balance to ensure that hotspots are eliminated.

Operations Overview

The Operations Overview dashboard gives a bigger level view of objects which make up them virtualization environment. It gives them an aggregate view of VM growth trends across their apart datacenters being monitored by vSphere vRealize Operations Manager.

The dashboard also gives them a list of all their datacenters along with inventory information about how many hosts, cluster and VMs they are running in their datacenters. By selecting a special datacenter they can zoom into the areas of performance and availability. The dashboard endue a trend of known problems in each of their datacenters based on the  alerts which have generated in the past.

Along with the overall health of their infrastructure, the dashboard also gives them a permission  to zoom in at the VMs level and list out the top 16 VMs in the selected datacenter which might be contending for hardware resources.

Optimize vSAN Deployments

The Optimize virtual SAN deployments dashboard is an way to device a migration strategy to move VMs from your existing storage to their newly installed virtual SAN storage. The dashboard gives them with an ability to choose their non virtual SAN datastores which might be struggling to serve the VM IO demand. By choosing the VMs on a given datastore, they can find the latency trends and historical IO demand of a given VM.

They can then find a appropriate virtual SAN datastore which has the space and the performance characteristics to serve the requirement of this Virtual Machine. With a convenient move operation within VMware vRealize Operations Manager, they can migrate the VM from the existing non virtual SAN datastore to the virtual SAN datastore.

Once the VM is moved, they can sustain to watch the utilization patterns to see how the VM is being served by virtual SAN.

vSAN Operations Information

The virtual SAN Operations Overview Dashboard gives an aggregated view of  performance  and health of their virtual SAN clusters. While they can get a complete view of their virtual SAN environment and what components make up that infrastructure, they can also see the progress  trend of virtual machines which are being served by virtual SAN.

The main goal of this dashboard is to help perceive the utilization and performance patterns for each of your virtual SAN clusters by simply choosing one from the provided list. VSAN properties such as All Flash or Hybrid, Compression & Dedupe or a Stretched virtual SAN cluster can be calmly tracked through this dashboard.

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