VMware provides several tools to help you monitor your virtual environment and to locate the source of potential issues and current problems.
- Performance charts
- Allow you to see performance data on a variety of system resources including CPU, Memory, Storage, and so on.
- Performance monitoring command-line utilities
- Allow you to access detailed information on system performance through the command line.
- Host health
- Allows you to quickly identify which hosts are healthy and which are experiencing problems.
- Storage reports
- Provide an in-depth look at your storage resources.
- Events, alerts, and alarms
- Allow you to configure alerts and alarms and to specify the actions the system should take when they are triggered.
- System Log Files
- System logs contain additional information about activities in your vSphere environment.
The content in this section is intended for vSphere administrators who perform the following tasks:
- Monitor the health and performance of physical hardware backings for the virtual environment.
- Monitor the health and performance of virtual devices in the virtual environment.
- Troubleshoot problems in the system.
- Configure alarms.
- Configure SNMP messages.
Virtual machine administrators also might find the section on Monitoring Guest Operating System Performance helpful.