The VMware vRealize® True Visibility™ Management Pack for Cisco Networking is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance data from your Cisco Networking systems and providing predictive analytics and real-time information about problems in your infrastructure—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack harnesses powerful vRealize Operations features such as:

  • 4 comprehensive monitoring dashboards:
    • Cisco Networking Overview
    • Cisco Networking Environment
    • Cisco Networking Performance
    • Cisco Networking Traffic
  • 200+ collected metrics for Cisco Networking resources
  • 40+ detailed alerts and notifications imported from the Cisco Networking API
  • Key performance metrics such as CPU utilization, memory utilization, total inbound throughput, and total outbound throughput
  • External relationships to the ESXi host, Datastore (MDS only), End Point Operations, Cisco UCS or HPE Server Fabric Interconnects, and Virtual Machines
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Calculated inbound bandwidth capacity, outbound bandwidth capacity, CPU capacity, and memory capacity

Release Notes

Version Release Date Description
4.0.0 October 6, 2020 Initial General Availability release for VMware vRealize® True Visibility™

Known Issues/Limitations

  • If your target is Cisco MDS and you are using the NX-API connection method, the following Port metrics will NOT be available:

    • IP Address
    • Directly Attached CDP IP
    • Duplex
    • Ethernet Type
    • Inbound Packets
    • Outbound Packets
    • Outbound Packet Queue Length
  • In addition, Cisco MDS targets require the Rate Mode setting to be set to "dedicated" in order to return PortBandwidth metrics. See your Cisco MDS Configuration Guide ("Port Rate Modes" section) for details.