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vCOPS Custom Dashboards

There is 1 big road block when designing a custom dashboard and that is screen real-estate. There is only so much room you have to work with and your goal is to fit use full information on the screen. I find that the cluster level is the best trade off for both the amount of information and the usefulness of that information. This gives a good “at a glance” idea on how your environments is running. Going any higher specially if you have multiple clusters sitting under a datacenter or vCenter then the numbers get less of a meaning.

There is no right or wrong way to display a custom dashboard and this is basically a guide of one that a client of mine is very happy with, all widgets are on a 5 minute refresh and it automatically cycles through all the clusters while logged in on a screen for there teams.

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Update 26/03/2014 – How to for this dashboard has been posted HERE


  1. Mike
    Mike December 4, 2013

    Very Awesome, Thank you

  2. Danny
    Danny March 25, 2014

    What a wonderful Dashboard! Any plans on making a step by step on how to make it?

    • Scott Norris
      Scott Norris March 25, 2014

      Hi Danny,

      Thanks for the comment and glad you like it.

      Great idea, something i was thinking of doing at some point. I will start putting one together today. may have to be multi part as there is quiet a few super metrics involved in some of the information.

      Stay tuned ill get one up


  3. Scott Norris
    Scott Norris March 26, 2014

    Quick how too has been setup HERE let me know if it helps


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