The vSAN Configuration dashboard provides overall configuration details and is useful in large clusters with many vSANs, where you have to follow a certain standard configuration.
See Configuration Dashboards for common design considerations among all the dashboards for configuration management.
How to Use the Dashboard
- The first section displays six pie-charts.
- There are five bar-charts that focus on critical security settings.
- The last bar-chart shows the version of the vSphere Distribution Switch. Aim to keep the version current, or match your vSphere version.
- The second section displays three bar-charts.
- The three bar-charts together provide a good overview of the vSAN key capacity configuration. By analyzing the distribution, you can identify if you have capacity configuration that is outside your expectation.
- The last section of the dashboard displays all the vSAN clusters with their key configuration.
- Some of the columns are color-coded to facilitate quick reviews. Adjust their threshold to either reflect your current situation or your desired ideal state.
- You can sort the columns and export the result into a spreadsheet for further analysis.
Points to Note
- The number of buckets in the pie-chart or bar-chart are balanced between the available screen estate, ease of use, and functionality. Modify the buckets to either reflect your current situation or your desired ideal state.
- To view the content of a slice in a pie-chart or a bucket in a bar-chart, click on it. The list cannot be exported. Clicking an object name, takes you to the object summary page. The page provides key configuration information, with other summary information.