vROps 8 – VM Powered Off Timestamp View

vROps 8 – VM Powered Off Timestamp View

Environment / vSphere Hosts and Clusters / vSphere World / More / Details
Filter for Power

I noticed 8.0 does not have any new views for power.

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Looking at the “Powered Off Virtual Machine List” view.
The Time Setting shows 30 days.
The Filter shows the metric “Summary|Reclaimable Powered Off”

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VM “zvm” was shutdown Nov 2nd
under “All Metrics”, search for Power and there are 3.

  1. Summary|Reclaimable Powered Of
  2. System|Power ON
  3. Summary|Runtime|Power State

You can see only the last 2 show the read date the VM was shut down.

Here is direct URL for the View to import.  Below explains how to create it by hand.

  1. Create a new view for Summary Runtime Power State Timestamp 15 Days
    /ui/index.action#/dashboards/views
  2. Presentation – List 50 VMs per page is fine
  3. Subjects – Virtual Machine
  4. Data – Change the dropdown to Properties and search for power. Double-click on Power State
    Data – Add the Parent vCenter Datacenter Cluster Folder – Fill in the label.
  5. Update the preview Source to a vCenter or vSphere World
  6. Update Metric Label to Power State. Sort Order – Ascending Transformation – Time Stamp – Absolute Timestamp
  7. Time Settings – from 7 days to 1 year so that the timestamp is not truncated. Ex. VM was powered off 50 days ago, but you choose 7 day. The view will show a timestamp of 7 days ago.
  8. Filter – Properties – Summary|Runtime|Power State – Is – Powered Off

Now you have a nice View that can be found in the object of your choosing, create report or dashboard.

Out of the Box

Environment / vSphere Hosts and Clusters / vSphere World / More / Details
Filter for Power

I noticed 8.0 does not have any new views for power.

[vc_separator el_width=”40″]

Looking at the “Powered Off Virtual Machine List” view.
The Time Setting shows 30 days.
The Filter shows the metric “Summary|Reclaimable Powered Off”

[vc_separator el_width=”40″]

VM “zvm” was shutdown Nov 2nd
under “All Metrics”, search for Power and there are 3.

  1. Summary|Reclaimable Powered Of
  2. System|Power ON
  3. Summary|Runtime|Power State

You can see only the last 2 show the read date the VM was shut down.

The View

Here is direct URL for the View to import.  Below explains how to create it by hand.

  1. Create a new view for Summary Runtime Power State Timestamp 15 Days
    /ui/index.action#/dashboards/views
  2. Presentation – List 50 VMs per page is fine
  3. Subjects – Virtual Machine
  4. Data – Change the dropdown to Properties and search for power. Double-click on Power State
    Data – Add the Parent vCenter Datacenter Cluster Folder – Fill in the label.
  5. Update the preview Source to a vCenter or vSphere World
  6. Update Metric Label to Power State. Sort Order – Ascending Transformation – Time Stamp – Absolute Timestamp
  7. Time Settings – from 7 days to 1 year so that the timestamp is not truncated. Ex. VM was powered off 50 days ago, but you choose 7 day. The view will show a timestamp of 7 days ago.
  8. Filter – Properties – Summary|Runtime|Power State – Is – Powered Off

Now you have a nice View that can be found in the object of your choosing, create report or dashboard.

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