vROps Dashboard – VCSA Disk Partition Usage

vROps Dashboard – VCSA Disk Partition Usage

The goal is to have a single vROps dashboard that displays all 6.x VCSA and PSC disk partition usage and see the trend over 30 / 90 days.

Tag your VCSA’s and PSC’s. Otherwise you will have to pick each one when creating the group.
In my lab, I only have one 6.5 VCSA with an embedded PSC.

Here is a LINK to the view to import.

  • Create a new View.
  • Presentation – Trend
  • Subjects – Virtual Machine
  • Data – Click the Icon on the top left and pick a VCSA.
    Under Guest File System stats, double-click on Guest File System Usage ($) for the /Storage partitions. Note – If you choose a external PSC, you will see less partitions (ex. no VUM)
  • Un-check “Trend of the historical data” and “Forecast for the next” for each one.
    Name the Metric Label to something simple. Ex. “Guest File System stats|/storage/autodeploy|Guest File System Usage (%)” – Auto Deploy
  • Click on “Time Settings” and choose 3 Months for the Relative Date Range.
  • Create a new Dashboard with an Object List / View and 3 Heath Charts.
  • Edit the Object List Widget and name to- Pick the VCSA or PSC
    Expand Environment to find the vROps Group and click..
    On the right hand side pick any other Virtual Machine metrics. I picked CPU ready.
    Un-check other columns that you do not want to see.
  • View Widget – search for your VCSA view.
  • Health Widgets – Metric is Custom – Click the Icon to choose the VCSA VM. Choose Guest File System stat /storage/db – Guest File System Usage (%)
    Custom Range – 85 / 90 / 95
    Self Provider- on
    Mode – Children
    Order By Value Desc. Last 30 Days.
    Expand Environment to find the vROps Group and click.
  • 2nd & 3rd Health Widgets – Repeat the same specs, but pick a different partitions. I will pick /log and /seat
  • Widget Interactions – Pick the VCSA or PSC –> All Partitions – 90 Days – Click Apply Interactions

Goal

The goal is to have a single vROps dashboard that displays all 6.x VCSA and PSC disk partition usage and see the trend over 30 / 90 days.

1 - Group the VCSA/PSC's

Tag your VCSA’s and PSC’s. Otherwise you will have to pick each one when creating the group.
In my lab, I only have one 6.5 VCSA with an embedded PSC.

2 - Create View

Here is a LINK to the view to import.

  • Create a new View.
  • Presentation – Trend
  • Subjects – Virtual Machine
  • Data – Click the Icon on the top left and pick a VCSA.
    Under Guest File System stats, double-click on Guest File System Usage ($) for the /Storage partitions. Note – If you choose a external PSC, you will see less partitions (ex. no VUM)
  • Un-check “Trend of the historical data” and “Forecast for the next” for each one.
    Name the Metric Label to something simple. Ex. “Guest File System stats|/storage/autodeploy|Guest File System Usage (%)” – Auto Deploy
  • Click on “Time Settings” and choose 3 Months for the Relative Date Range.
3 - Dashboard
  • Create a new Dashboard with an Object List / View and 3 Heath Charts.
  • Edit the Object List Widget and name to- Pick the VCSA or PSC
    Expand Environment to find the vROps Group and click..
    On the right hand side pick any other Virtual Machine metrics. I picked CPU ready.
    Un-check other columns that you do not want to see.
  • View Widget – search for your VCSA view.
4 - Dashboard Health Widgets
  • Health Widgets – Metric is Custom – Click the Icon to choose the VCSA VM. Choose Guest File System stat /storage/db – Guest File System Usage (%)
    Custom Range – 85 / 90 / 95
    Self Provider- on
    Mode – Children
    Order By Value Desc. Last 30 Days.
    Expand Environment to find the vROps Group and click.
  • 2nd & 3rd Health Widgets – Repeat the same specs, but pick a different partitions. I will pick /log and /seat
  • Widget Interactions – Pick the VCSA or PSC –> All Partitions – 90 Days – Click Apply Interactions

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