Useful Reports

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Useful Reports

Veeam Logoby John Bradshaw » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:47 am

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has posted "How To's" for some useful reports out of nWorks/SCOM?
Not having much experience with VMWare, I'm not familiar with the kind of reports that might be useful for the admins to see.

If anyone can share one or two useful report procedures, that would be great!
Thankyou,
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Re: Useful Reports

Veeam Logoby Alec King » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:15 am

Hi John,

I'd say that cpu & memory reports for the Hosts, and at the Cluster level, would always be interesting...
E.G. memoryPressure is an nworks custom metric, that shows memory overcommittment (how much memory is allocated to VMs versus how much physical RAM in the Host systems).
cpuReady and cpuWait times in the VM CPU report can also point to resource problems in the hypervisor cpu scheduler.

And the Disk Performance History has not just I/O but also Latency counters, which can also show up bottlenecks in backend storage performance.

The two "Top N" Reports are also a really good way to quickly see which machines are hogging all the resources - both in terms of ESX Host, and VM. You can see the top users for any resource - cpu, memory, disk i/o and net i/o.

Below is the list of reports in the current 4.5 MP.

Hope this helps! Any questions let me know,
Regards
Alec


• CPU & Memory Performance History - ESX Clusters
• CPU Performance History - ESX Hosts
• CPU Performance History - Virtual Machines
• Disk Performance History - ESX Hosts
• Disk Performance History - Virtual Machines
• ESX Datastore Usage History
• ESX Host Configuration Report
• Virtual Machine Configuration Report
• Hardware Power Usage - ESX Hosts
• Hardware Temperature and Cooling - ESX Hosts
• Memory Performance History - ESX Hosts
• Memory Performance History - Virtual Machines
• Network Performance History - ESX Hosts
• Network Performance History - Virtual Machines
• Top N Resource Users by ESX Host
• Top N Resource Users by VM
• VM Loading - ESX Clusters
• VM Loading - ESX Hosts
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Re: Useful Reports

Veeam Logoby John Bradshaw » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:06 pm

Thx very much Alex.
Could I bother you to give the steps to take for a 24 hour report for 2 or 3 of the listed ones below?

I tried a few myself, but I cannot get any labels on the axes (which makes it hard for Mgrs to read)

CPU & Memory Performance History - ESX Clusters
CPU Performance History - ESX Hosts
Disk Performance History - ESX Hosts
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