3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2013 7:06 AM by wisbeech

    vCOPs Custom Dashboard

    wisbeech Novice

      Hi all,

       

      first off hello, I am new to the field of VMware in a  corporate environment.

       

      I have been experimenting with custom dashboards and have come up with some okay results, health and workload of the DC, scorecards to show remaining capacity in LUNS and so forth.

       

      However I am a bit stuck and was wondering if anyone can help?

       

      I was trying to design a scorecard that gives a count of what a DC contains, such as Clusters, Datastores, ESXI Hosts and VMs. As with all things that look simple it doesnt seem to be and i am scratching my head.

       

      We are on vCOPs Version 5.7.0 Build 1073531 and the licence mode is advanced.

       

      Thanks in advance for any help.

        • 1. Re: vCOPs Custom Dashboard
          Alexander Dimitrov Hot Shot
          VMware Employees

          Hi wisbeech,

           

          Welcome to VCOps Communities.

           

          If you open vSphere UI (https://<vcops-ip>/), open the dashboard and select a DC there is a widget (called Environment) that will show you exactly the number of clusters, hosts, vms, etc below. Is this working for you or you must use custom dashboards?

           

          If you need I can send you a screenshot tomorrow.

           

          Thanks,

          Alex D.

          • 2. Re: vCOPs Custom Dashboard
            mark.j Master
            VMware Employees

            It sounds like you just want some basic configuration.

             

            You can use the configuration widget for "some" types of data, but you may wish to instead create a supermetric to countN sumN up the total cluster/host/vm resources under it. Some of these totals even already exist in the summary/planning attributes for these resources and don't require supermetrics. Always try to use what you have OOTB before going so far as to implement supermetrics.. sometimes less is more and you want to keep thing as simple as possible for cleanliness and supportability.

             

            If you go with the supermetric, I'd suggest starting with something simple like a generic scoreboard to display these types of stats on your environment.

            • 3. Re: vCOPs Custom Dashboard
              wisbeech Novice

              Brilliant, thanks for that!