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ESX Performance Data ...

Hi all,

I am running ESX 3.02. and Vc 2.0.2 and I try to colleting the ESX server performance data for trend analysis and have a few questions

1. By default, how long (days) the ESX keep the performance data? Can we override the default settings? If so, how I do that?

2. Is there a tool that I can use to make a better use of the performance data?

TIA

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williamarrata
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You might want to consider looking at a tool like Veeam Reporter which can give you a professional report of all of your hardware, its detailed specifications, and information on all of the virtual machines running on that hardware, including their specifications.

Hope that helped. Smiley Happy

Hope that helped. 🙂
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drummonds
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VirtualCenter's performance logging can be modified. Check out the page.

More information on my blog and on Twitter: http://vpivot.com http://twitter.com/drummonds
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gsosa70
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Have you tried Tek-Tools Profiler for VMware? This tool deploys in minutes and does a great job on providing trending and forecasting on ESX performance and storage. It goes far beyond from anything else I've seen. Very user friendly too. http://www.tek-tools.com/vmwareesx/index.php

Good luck!

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MetronAthenePhi
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Hi BacMan,

As well as having a look at the suggestion above you might want to check out Metron Athene as well.

www.metron.co.uk

Athene interfaces with Virtual Center and can produce trends of the performance data. It'll also allow you to make models and change the hardware/workload and see the impact on the hardware utilisation!

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ejward
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Vkernel has a bunch of good tools I use Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer. I've found VMs hogging resources that I didn't even know existed. and that was with just the eval. Best of all, you just have to download a virtual appliance. No install.

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