The VMware VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for Cisco UCS is an embedded adapter for VMware Aria Operations, collecting performance data from your Cisco UCS systems and providing predictive analysis and real-time information about problems in your infrastructure—all within the VMware Aria Operations user interface.

How the Management Pack Collects Data

During each data collection cycle, the Management Pack opens aconnection to Cisco UCS Central or Cisco UCS Manager to obtain data regarding UCS resources.

Notable Features

The Management Pack harnesses powerful VMware Aria Operations features such as:

  • 5 comprehensive monitoring dashboards:

    • Cisco UCS Overview

    • Cisco UCS Health Investigation

    • Cisco UCS Chassis Overview

    • Cisco UCS Servers and Fabrics

    • Cisco UCS Virtual Machines

  • 1000+ collected metrics for Cisco UCS resources

  • 200+ detailed alerts and recommendations imported from the Cisco UCS API

  • Key performance metricssuch as total sent/received throughput, memory usage, and ambient, memory unit, and processor unit temperature.

  • Relationships to VMware Hypervisors hosted on Cisco UCS Blade or Rack Servers

  • VMware Aria Calculated Slotcapacity for Cisco UCS Chassis

Known Issues/Limitations

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the Management Pack:

  • Management Pack Dashboards assume that resources are not collapsed. If resources are collapsed, any widgets that reference the collapsed objects will not display data. See: Disabling or Collapsing Resources.