Creating a One Click Datacenter Capacity & Cluster Performance Dashboard!

I have got a number of requests in the past to modify the famous Cluster Capacity Dashboard. Today I have modified it to create a similar dashboard which shows the capacity from a Datacenter Point of View. So if you have a large install base of vCenter Operations Manager with multiple Datacenters, you can use this dashboard to have a complete overview of the Datacenter. I call it the Executive Dashboard.

Here is how the dashboard looks like:-



This dashboard allows you to click on the datacenter for which you want to see the capacity overview. At the same time you can see the Top 5 Clusters across all the data-centers with highest amount of IOPS and Memory Usage. As always, I have made it very simple to replicate. You have to download the following files.

EXEC.XML – Click on the link to Download the file and import this to the following location within the UI VM.

/usr/lib/vmware-vcops/tomcat-enterprise/webapps/vcops-custom/WEB-INF/classes/resources/reskndmetrics

Do remember to have this file with the 644 rights to read, write and execute as shown in one of my article from the past. Here is the link:-



Once you have imported that file, you just need to import this another file as dashboard on the vCOps CUSTOM UI. I call it a the EXEC-DASHBOARD.XML (Click to download). In case you do not see the list of datacenters, Edit the Resources Widget on the Left Pane, Browse to Resource Kinds – > Datacenter -> Click on All Attributes once and click on OK. This will get you the list of the clusters and you will be good to go!! –

That’s it.. This should do the trick for you. Please share you comments and feedback on how this vCOps dashboard has helped you with your work.


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Published by Sunny Dua

Sunny Dua works as a Senior Product Line Manager for VMware’s Cloud Management business. His charter is to deliver Multi-Cloud solutions to reduce cloud complexity by leveraging data analytics and artificial intelligence. His 16+ years of experience include technical and strategic roles for Hewlett Packard, Capgemini, and VMware. He is a hands-on Product Manager with deep knowledge of Cloud and Enterprise technologies. His current charter includes driving product strategy and roadmap for VMware’s vRealize portfolio within the VMware’s Multi-Cloud strategy.

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