mustafa228
Contributor
Contributor

Identify inactive/idle VMs

Hi,

Can someone please help me out with identifying inactive/idle vms within my vmware environment? It can either be from vSphere Client or vRops. I did o through the existing posts but couldn't find much.

Thanks,

Mustafa.

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sxnxr
Commander
Commander

There are out of the box reports for this and also depending on your vrops version there is a system dashboard

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Although there is this ability built into vROps, only you can truly determine what "idle" means in your environment. As of the latest vROps version (7.5) the ability to determine what "idle" means has been severely crippled to the point that the only metric you can change is the time window (in which usage below 100 MHz is observed).

abugeja
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

why did they change the config of how the idle report works? What do people use now?

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

The "why" is a question for VMware. The what is still vROps and those reports.

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