In the SDDC, monitor the trends in the CPU and memory consumption on the ESXi hosts and the storage capacity of the datastores from a common dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager by using the administration console.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops-cluster-01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrops_admin_password

  2. On the Home page, from the Actions menu select Create Dashboard.
  3. In the Dashboard Configuration section of the New Dashboard dialog box, configure the following settings.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    SDDC Capacity Trends

    Is default

    No





  4. Add widgets to the dashboard.
    1. Expand the Widget List section. 
    2. Drag three Scoreboard widgets to the layout pane on the right.
  5. Configure the first Scoreboard widget to show metrics for CPU usage.
    1. In the upper-right corner of the first Scoreboard widget, click the Edit icon.




    2. Configure the following settings at the top of the Edit Scoreboard dialog box.

      Scoreboard Widget Setting

      Value

      Title

      SDDC CPU Usage

      Refresh Content

      On

      Refresh Interval

      300s

      Self Provider

      On

      Show Object Name

      On

      Show Sparkline

      On

    3. Click the Object Types tab, and add the metrics that this widget displays.

      Object Type Setting

      Value

      Adapter Type

      vCenter Adapter

      Object Type

      Host System

    4. In the metrics pane on the right, enter Capacity Usage in the search box, and press Enter.
    5. In the search result, expand the CPU metric category and double-click the Capacity Usage (%) metric to add it to the list of metrics that the widget displays.
    6. In the metrics list, double-click each of the following collection options, customize it and click Update

      Collection Setting

      Value

      Color Method

      Custom

      Yellow Bound

      60

      Orange Bound

      75

      Red Bound

      90

    7. In the Edit Scoreboard dialog box, click Save.



  6. Configure the second Scoreboard widget to show metrics for memory usage.
    1. In the upper-right corner of the second Scoreboard widget, click the Edit icon.
    2. Configure the following settings at the top of the Edit Scoreboard dialog box.

      Scoreboard Widget Setting

      Value

      Title

      SDDC Memory Overview

      Refresh Content

      On

      Refresh Interval

      300s

      Self Provider

      On

      Show Object Name

      On

      Show Sparkline

      On

    3. Click the Object Types tab, and add the metrics that this widget displays.

      Object Type Setting

      Value

      Adapter Type

      vCenter Adapter

      Object Type

      Host System

    4. In the metrics pane on the right, enter Usage / Usable in the search box, and press Enter .
    5. In the search result, expand the Memory metric category and double-click the Usage/Usable (%) metric to add it to the list of metrics that the widget displays. 
    6. In the metrics list, double-click each of the following collection options, customize it and click Update

      Collection Setting

      Value

      Color Method

      Custom

      Yellow Bound

      70

      Orange Bound

      80

      Red Bound

      90

    7. In the Edit Scoreboard dialog box, click Save.



  7. Configure the third Scoreboard widget to show metrics for storage usage.
    1. In the upper-right corner of the third Scoreboard widget, click the Edit icon.
    2. Configure the following settings at the top of the Edit Scoreboard dialog box.

      Scoreboard Widget Setting

      Value

      Title

      SDDC Storage Consumption

      Refresh Content

      On

      Refresh Interval

      300s

      Self Provider

      On

      Show Object Name

      On

      Show Sparkline 

      On

    3. Click the Object Types tab, and add the metrics that this widget displays.

      Object Type Setting

      Value

      Adapter Type

      vCenter Adapter

      Object Type

      Datastore

    4. In the metrics pane on the right, enter Used Space in the search box, and press Enter .
    5. In the search result, expand the Capacity metric category and double-click the Used Space (%) metric to add it to the list of metrics that the widget displays.
    6. In the metrics pane on the right, enter Number of VMs in the search box and press Enter.
    7. In the search result, expand the Summary metric category and double-click the Total Number of VMs metric to add the number of VMs in the datastore to the list of metrics in the widget.
    8. In the metrics list at the bottom, double-click each metric row, customize the following collection attribute for the metric and click Update.

      Collection Setting

      Value

      Color Method

      Custom

      Yellow Bound

      60

      Orange Bound

      70

      Red Bound

      80

    9. In the Edit Scoreboard dialog box, click Save.




  8. In the New Dashboard dialog box, click Save.

Results

The SDDC Capacity Trends dashboard becomes available on the Home page of the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.