GrdLock
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Monitoring guest disk space GB free - surely this is possible?

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I'm finally getting my hands dirty on a new vRealize OM setup at my datacenter. One of the main things we need to do is monitor free space on our VMs. Initially, this seemed like an easy task.

I have servers that have many drives on them, and I need to monitor specific GB free on each drive. IE: If any disk gets below 15GB free, alert.

I can't seem to find a metric for this. There's a TOTAL system free GB metric, but that's useless as it combines all drives, so one drive could easily completely fill up and we never get an alert. Then there's a metric for % free of individual drives. But this is useless for us as well we want to monitor a set level of free space, not a percentage which varies too much. Is there really no metric and way to accomplish this? Seems like such a simple thing to monitor for and there's so many similar metrics that there should be a way to do this, but I can't find it. We previously used Veeam ONE and had no issues with doing this.

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daphnissov
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This is exactly the problem I tried to solve in my blog post here. Tl;DR is that vROps had this metric removed in the past for reasons unknown. I use super metrics to recreate this and provide that and more for you to use.

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daphnissov
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This is exactly the problem I tried to solve in my blog post here. Tl;DR is that vROps had this metric removed in the past for reasons unknown. I use super metrics to recreate this and provide that and more for you to use.

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GrdLock
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Thanks, this looks like exactly what I need. Makes no sense why VMware would remove that metric and make it such a pain to get such a basic alerting metric!

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GrdLock
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Well, now I'm running into an interesting issue. It seems some buttons are missing for me in the Super Metric menu... only a delete button is available. No button to create/import a metric. Tried in three different browsers!

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daphnissov
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What license do you have?

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GrdLock
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I have Enterprise Plus, so should have the feature.

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daphnissov
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For vROps, I mean, not vSphere.

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GrdLock
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Ahh, I have the vSphere version, not the vRealize Suite/vCloud version. So I guess I won't be able to make use of this feature unless we upgrade. That's unfortunate. Smiley Sad

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daphnissov
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Nope, that's why.

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