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Step by Step how to view resource utilization quickly in vRealize Operations Manager 8.0

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Have you ever needed
to execute a change control but leadership is concerned about off hours work
impacting offshore team.  Wouldn’t it be
awesome if in a matter of a minute in vROPs you could see your cluster utilization?  I know there are plenty of ways to gather
this information from a multitude of tools but I find vROPs is the quickest way
for me personally.

View workload % How to:

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Environment >
vSphere Environment > vSphere Hosts and Clusters

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vSphere Hosts and Clusters v vSphere World

In the left plane
navigate to the vCenter > DataCenter > Host & Cluster you desire

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Summary Alerts Metrics Show Object Relationship A%ilabälily Capacity Inventory Performance Utilization All Metrics All Properties Capacity Compliance Events more... Double click on a metric or property from the left to view here.

In the left plane you need to drop down the All Metrics tab
—FYI; if you want more than the default 7 days you can click on the calendar next to the settings cog and change the time ratio

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Summary Alerts Metrics Capacity Compliance • H: 6885 .L:43.65 12:00 PM Events Oct 23 more... 12:00 PM CPUlwork10Ed Show Object Relationship v All Metrics Badge Y Filter Oct 12:00 PM Oct 26 12:00 PM Capacity Analytics Generated Cluster Configuraticn Cluster Services cost Capacity usage Contention (%) •O Current Overccnrnit Ratio Demand Demand (MHz) Demand Demand without overhead (MHz) Is Workload Ncn-green Max VM CPL.' Ccntenticn (76) Number 01 physical CPUs (Cores) Number of usable CPUs (Cores) O.erhead (MHz) Provisioned Capacity (MHz) Reserved Capacity (VHz) Total Capacity (MHz) Usable Capacity (MHz) usage (MHz) vCPlJs Allocated on all Powered On vCPus Allocated on Ell VVs • VM cpu usage (MHz) • Workload Datastore 12:00 PM Oct 27 12:00 PM Oct 28 12:00 PM Oct 29 1200 PM Oct 30 Oct 3D

Drop down CPU > Workload & double click to move into data plane
Next rinse and repeat any additional metrics or same metric from a different cluster to compare and contrast

If you really want to have some fun I like to look at historical information. The default for the data displayed is 7 days. What if we wanted to compare these past 7 days with the previous week or two weeks ago?

Click on the calendar. In my example I want to compare the last 3 weeks in my environment.

As you can see we are now displaying the past 3 weeks but separately. This doesn’t give you the best idea of anomalies.

Click the split charts button and let the magic happen

As you can see the charts are now overlapping, which makes it easier to see spikes. Should you hover over any data point it will show you your utilization over those three data periods.

I hope this quick article reflects how fast you can pull utilization reports of workloads running in your environment.  Also, I find it a quick way to compare different workloads to understand peak utilization hours in your environment. 


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