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.
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!
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.