Because I'm very wary of disk latency in VMWare environments, I want to be able to alert or log or monitor disk latency at one or more of the following locations:
Individual VSAN Hosts
Individual VM Disk latency
I currently have SIOC logging sending latency measurements to ELK and am able to graph datastore latency and IOPs for groups of datastores. However, this requires SIOC enabled on each datastore, and since I can't do that for the vSanDatastore, I can't do this and am sad
Is there another way to grab this information out of either syslogs or maybe SNMP (zabbix) or even just setup Alarms in vcenter? Getting it from syslogs would be ideal...
I've had one case of a VM whose latency slowly climbed up to about 200ms average for no apparent reason and I had to storage vmotion it off vsan and back onto it to get it back down to normal (<1ms average now). I want to be able to alarm around this and possibly trigger a fix (migrate around again).
I am pretty sure they will -at some point in the future- implement at least some basic stuff which vsan observer can give you in the vsphere webgui - thus making it possible to create alarms without the ultimate need for vRealize Operations.
Zach, i don´t think vRealize Operations (not even the standard edition) is included with every level of vSphere licensing. Where did you get that? We have Enterprise Plus Licenses and have to actually buy vRealize on top of that!
Only the vSphere with vRealize Bundles include these.
Or did i miss something and it´s suddenly free at a basic level?
Foundation version of vROPs doesn't exist for ESXi 6.0, only 60 day trial. vCOPs 5.8.5 will still run in foundation edition.