This topic describes how to check and monitor current VM status in VMware Tanzu Operations Manager (Ops Manager).

For a complete guide to monitoring VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs), see the TAS for VMs documentation.

Monitoring VMs Using the Ops Manager Interface

To view monitoring information:

  1. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  2. Click any product tile.

  3. Select the Status tab.


The columns display the following information:

VM Data Point Details
Job Each job represents a component running on one or more VMs that Ops Manager deployed.
Index For jobs that run across multiple VMs, the index value indicates the order in which the job VMs were deployed. For jobs that run on only one VM, the VM has an index value of 0.
IPs IP address of the job VM.
CID Uniquely identifies the VM.
Load Avg15 CPU load average over 15 minutes.
CPU Current CPU usage.
Memory Current memory usage.
Swap Swap file percentage.
System Disk System disk space usage.
Ephem. Disk Ephemeral disk space usage.
Pers. Disk Persistent disk space usage.
Logs Download link for the most recent log files.

As of Ops Manager v2.10.52, you can directly download logs for instances and instance groups from the Status page in a product tile. The logs column for each instance group contains two links:

  • The first link retrieves logs for the instance.

  • The second link retrieves logs for the entire instance group.

Clicking either link shows a loading icon as logs are queued for download. When the logs are ready for download, the icon changes to a download link.

As in previous Ops Manager versions, you can also download log files from the Logs tab in a product tile.

alt-text=The downloaded log links appear on the Status tab.

Ops Manager VM Disk Space

Ops Manager stores its logs on the Ops Manager VM in the /tmp directory.

Note: The logs collect over time and do not self-delete. To prevent the VM from running out of disk space, clear the log entries from /tmp by restarting the VM.

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