Note- Dashboarding is completely subjective. Your target audience maybe a team of VCP’s or a NOC who does not know what co-stop is. Some may consider 90% a yellow, 95% orange, 98% red or 95% yellow and 97% red. Please use these as template for ideas and key metrics. (cherry pick what you think is the best for your use case)
The scope of this will cover how to create local dashboard account and a VM key metric dashboard using custom Views, Text and Scoreboards in vROps 6.4 (base 6.1 install, upgraded to 6.2, then 6.4)
The dashboard try to prove the application issue is “not on the VMware side” of the house and the app owner and OS team need to performance their own due diligence. The scoreboards motto is “green is good”. The chart below draws the same metrics from the past 24 hours to show any trends/spikes. Reclaimable capacity will help answer of the app owner demand 2 more vCPU’s when in fact we can reclaim 1 vCPU (pushing them to look for a runaway process/code change eating up the CPU)
If you know what you are doing; here are the links to import the Views, Text widget, Resource Kind XMLs and Dashboard.
Here is the end game dashboard (click to view full screen)