Working with Applications in vCOPS Part 1 – Using VIN

While I see allot of people use vCOPS to monitor and alert on general VMware infrastructure, I don’t see many places use it to look at applications. Today we will be looking at one of the 2 methods for setting Continue reading Working with Applications in vCOPS Part 1 – Using VIN

At a glance datastore usage by cluster or host for custom dashboards

VMware vCenter Operation manager is a great tool but it can take a bit of work to get all the information you require to do your job on a single screen. Out of the box I can create a heat Continue reading At a glance datastore usage by cluster or host for custom dashboards

Exception 14 and no heartbeat (2/2 IPIs received) PSOD

Being meaning to write something up about the recent PSOD party I had at one of my clients site, just some background information: 3 clusters of 32 hosts all connected to the same storage arrays (different LUNs obviously) all the Continue reading Exception 14 and no heartbeat (2/2 IPIs received) PSOD

vCOPS Super Metrics making more readable dashboards

I’ve had the opportunity to be working with vCOPS in an enterprise environment since v1.0. Over that time I have seen it evolve and have been able to basically play with it. The one thing that has bugged me is Continue reading vCOPS Super Metrics making more readable dashboards