The VMware administrator uses the vSAN File Services dashboard to monitor the file services running in their vSAN environment.

Design Considerations

This dashboard is designed to complement the vSAN file services management provided by the vCenter Server. The vCenter Server is more of an administrative tool, while VMware Aria Operations is more of an operations tool. Each tool performs their specific functions and does not duplicate information.

How to Use the Dashboard

  • File Shares by Used Space and Latency.
    • Review the file shares by used space and latency heat map.
    • It shows all the file shares in your environment.
    • The greater the use (consumption), the greater the box, so you can easily see the most consumed ones.
    • The file shares are colored by latency. You must watch out for boxes with red color.
  • vSAN Clusters with File Services activated.
    • It lists all the vSAN clusters with file services activated, giving a convenient view to see which clusters have these settings turned on.
  • Select a vSAN cluster from the vSAN clusters with file services activated table.
    • The file servers in the selected vSAN cluster are shown. When you select a file server, it filters the file shares list to show the file shares in the selected file server.
    • The file shares in the selected vSAN cluster are shown. Selecting a file share displays all the relevant KPI on the file share.

Points to Note

vSAN File Servers and vSAN File Shares are two new objects in VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for vSAN.