Tribute to the FIFA World Cup 2014 through vCenter Operations Manager!

The title of this article might sound weird, but yes, nothing is impossible with vCenter Operations Manager. This time I am not here to share my experience with vCOps, but a great innovation which is Amazing to look at and Simple to implement.  Here is what I am talking about.. A Dashboard on vCenter OperationsContinue reading “Tribute to the FIFA World Cup 2014 through vCenter Operations Manager!”

Part 3 – vCOps Cluster Utilization Dashboard – Bringing it all together!

This is the last and final part of a 3 post series on creating a vCOps Cluster Utilization Dashboard. Before you read or implement this part on your instance of vCenter Operations Manager, you need to ensure that you follow the following articles:- Part 1 – Creating a Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps Custom UserContinue reading “Part 3 – vCOps Cluster Utilization Dashboard – Bringing it all together!”

Part 2 – Creating Supermetrics for Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps!

Continuing from the previous part where I gave you an overview of the Cluster Utilization Dashboard, in this post we will create all the 8 Supermetrics required for this dashboard. We will start with one example, wherein I will give you step by step instructions and you would need to repeat the steps for theContinue reading “Part 2 – Creating Supermetrics for Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps!”

Part 1 – Creating a Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps Custom User Interface!

A few days back I wrote a post on creating a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard which was liked by a number of people in the virtual world. In-fact it was so easy to download and replicate that within a few hours of rolling out that post, I could see a number of people coming backContinue reading “Part 1 – Creating a Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps Custom User Interface!”

Part 1 – Creating One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps!

Let me start this article by thanking & welcoming  VEEAM as the first official sponsor of vXpress. Their support to the Virtualization community is invaluable. I would request my readers to have to look at their excellent range of products which helps you Protect & Manage your virtual infrastructure in an effective & modern way. You canContinue reading “Part 1 – Creating One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps!”

Creating vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards Using Customized Interactions Mode.

In my recent vCenter Operations Manager projects, I have extensively worked on customizing vCOps for customers to meet the needs of their specific use cases. In one such engagement, I was asked to build up a custom dashboard which shows all the key metrics of a selected object. The use case of this dashboard isContinue reading “Creating vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards Using Customized Interactions Mode.”

Preview of Custom Dashboards Available With vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.x.

With this blog, I wanted to showcase the power of custom dashboards in vCenter Operations Manager. In the past I have written about creating custom dashboards with vCOps. I would encourage you to read all those articles before you read this one. An easy way to access all those articles is through the page dedicatedContinue reading “Preview of Custom Dashboards Available With vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.x.”

Group your vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards with 3 simple steps.

Just wanted to share a quick tip with my readers and users of vCenter Operations Manager. If you have been working on vCenter Operations Advanced and Enterprise Editions, you must be well versed with vCOps Custom Dashboards. In this article I will give you a quick tip to Group Custom Dashboards for ease of managementContinue reading “Group your vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards with 3 simple steps.”

Showcasing Virtual Datacenter Capacity using vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards.

A few months back, I wrote about the capabilities of vCenter Operations Manager around Capacity Management in this article – vCenter Operations Manager – Solving Performance, Capacity and Configuration Problems!!. With this article I wanted to take a step further and showcase how you can use vCOps in a real world scenario to monitor the capacityContinue reading “Showcasing Virtual Datacenter Capacity using vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards.”

Part 2 – Using vCOps Super Metrics & Custom Dashboards to Display Datastore Usage % !!

This post speaks about creating a Custom Dashboard in vCOps using Super Metrics. Please read  the Part 1 of this series to ensure that you know the context. Here is the link –  Part 1 – Using vCOps Super Metrics & Custom Dashboards to Display Datastore Usage % !! Now since we have the SuperContinue reading “Part 2 – Using vCOps Super Metrics & Custom Dashboards to Display Datastore Usage % !!”