The DRS Cluster Settings widget displays the workload of the available clusters and the associated hosts. You can change the Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation rules for each cluster.

How the DRS Cluster Settings Widget Works

You can view CPU workload and memory workload percentages for each of the clusters. You can view CPU workload and memory workload percentages for each host in the cluster by selecting a cluster in the data grid. The details are displayed in the data grid below. You can set the level of DRS automation and the migration threshold by selecting a cluster and clicking Cluster Actions > Set DRS Automation.

You can add the DRS Cluster Settings widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance.

The DRS Cluster Settings widget appears on the dashboard named vSphere DRS Cluster Settings, which is provided with vRealize Operations Manager.

Where You Find the DRS Cluster Settings Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

The data that appears in the widget depends on how you configured it. To configure the widget, click the pencil on the title bar to configure the settings.

DRS Cluster Settings Options

The DRS Cluster Settings widget includes toolbar options and data grid options.

Table 1. DRS Cluster Settings Widget Toolbar

Option

Description

Cluster Actions

Limits the list to actions that match the cluster you select.

Show

The drop-down menu displays the parent vCenter Server instances where the clusters reside. You can also view the data centers under each parent vCenter Server instance. Select a parent vCenter Server to view the workload of the available clusters in the data grid.

The default setting displays the clusters across all vCenters.

Filter

Filters the data grid by name, data center, vCenter, DRS settings, and migration threshold.

The data grid provides information on which you can sort and search.

Table 2. DRS Cluster Settings

Option

Description

Name

Displays the names of the clusters in the selected parent vCenter Server instance.

Datacenter

Displays the data centers that belong to each cluster.

vCenter

Displays the parent vCenter Server instance where the cluster resides.

DRS Settings

Displays the level of DRS automation for the cluster.

To change the level of DRS automation for the cluster, select Cluster Actions > Set DRS Automation from the toolbar. You can change the automation level by selecting an option from the drop-down menu in the Automation Level column.

Migration Threshold

Recommendations for the migration level of virtual machines. Migration thresholds are based on DRS priority levels, and are computed based on the workload imbalance metric for the cluster.

CPU Workload %

Displays the percentage of CPU in GHz available on the cluster.

Memory Workload %

Displays the percentage of memory in GB available on the cluster.