VMware vCenter Servers

This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).

IT360 can discover your entire VMware virtual infrastructure through the vCenter server. The VMware virtual infrastructure groups allows you to discover virtual resources and categorize them into components such as Data Center, Cluster, ESX/ESXi hosts, etc.

Monitored Parameters

VMware Virtual Infrastructure will be listed among Business Service Groups (BSGs) and can be accessed from the 'Business Service' view under My Dashboard tab. Within the VMware Virtual Infrastructure group, the Summary tab provides an overall view of the components of the VMware virtual infrastructure and their health status. It shows you the number of datacenters, clusters, ESX hosts, VMs, datastores and network components present in the vCenter server.

Data Centers

The Summary tab displays the overall health status of the infrastructure present just below the vCenter server level. For example, if your vCenter has data centers configured, the Summary tab will show the health status of the datacenters. You can drill down into a Data Center and view the health of its underlying components such as Clusters. If the health status of the Data Center turns critical, you can perform root cause analysis to troubleshoot the issue.

Clusters

Clusters are displayed one level below the Data Center view. As is the case with the Data Center view, you can drill down into a cluster and view the health of the underlying components such as ESX/ESXi hosts, VMs, etc. If the health of a cluster is found to be critical, you can perform root cause analysis to troubleshoot the issue. At the cluster level, you can also view the DRS migration report that shows the movement of virtual machines from one ESX host to another.

The Summary tab also shows the following performance metrics at both data center and cluster levels:

Parameter

Description

ESX/ESXi Host Details

Name

The name of VMware ESX/ESXi server monitor

Datacenter

The name of the Datacenter to which the ESX host belongs

Cluster

The name of the cluster to which the ESX host belongs

CPU(%)

The CPU utilization of the ESX/ESXi host(%)

Memory (%)

Percentage of memory used across the ESX/ESXi host

Network (kbps) The network usage of the ESX/ESXi host in kbps(kilobytes per second)
Disk I/O (kbps) The disk usage of the ESX/ESXi host in kbps(kilobytes per second)
Cluster Details

Cluster Name

The name of the vCenter cluster

Datacenter The datacenter to which this cluster belongs
Effective CPU(MHz) Effective CPU resources (in MHz) available to run virtual machines. This is the aggregated effective resource level from all running hosts.
Effective Memory(MB) Effective memory resources (in MB) available to run virtual machines. This is the aggregated effective resource level from all running hosts.
CPU Cores Number of physical CPU cores. Physical CPU cores are the processors contained by a CPU package.
CPU Threads Aggregated number of CPU threads.

In the Business View tab, you can configure flash-based business views that help you visually represent the interdependencies between your VMware virtual infrastructure as well as view their health status. In the Dashboards tab, you can configure custom dashboards by adding widgets.

Note: The DRS Migration Report will be shown only when the DRS is in automatic mode.

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VMware Virtual Infrastructure Groups



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