Step by Step how to view resource utilization quickly in vRealize Operations Manager 8.0

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Have you ever needed to execute a change control but leadership is concerned about off hours work impacting offshore team.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if in a matter of a minute in vROPs you could see your cluster utilization?  I know there are plenty of ways to gather this information from a multitude of tools but I find vROPs is the quickest way for me personally.

View workload % How to:

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vm vReaIize Operations Manager 
Environment Overview 
vSphere Environment 
vSphere Hosts and Clusters 
vSphere Networking 
vSphere Storage 
Groups and Applications 
Custom Groups 
Custom Datacenters 
Other Inventories 
Operating Systems 
Remote Checks 
vReaIize Operations 
) SDDC Management Health 
VMware vSAN 
All Objects 
Environment Overview 
Custom Groups Custom Datacenters 
AWS World 
Objects Monitored Remotely 
Objects with Missing Configuraticn (EP Ops) 
vSAN World 
Agents Running Remote Checks 
vSphere World 
unsynchronized Agents 
11b vRealize Operations Manager Self Monitoring 
My AWS Regions 
vSAN Datastores 
Cloud Zones

Environment > vSphere Environment > vSphere Hosts and Clusters

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vSphere Hosts and Clusters 
v vSphere World

In the left plane navigate to the vCenter > DataCenter > Host & Cluster you desire

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Summary Alerts Metrics 
Show Object Relationship 
All Metrics 
All Properties 
Double click on a metric or property from the left to view here.

In the left plane you need to drop down the All Metrics tab
—FYI; if you want more than the default 7 days you can click on the calendar next to the settings cog and change the time ratio

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Summary Alerts Metrics 
• H: 6885 
12:00 PM 
Oct 23 
12:00 PM 
Show Object Relationship 
v All Metrics 
Y Filter 
12:00 PM 
Oct 26 
12:00 PM 
Capacity Analytics Generated 
Cluster Configuraticn 
Cluster Services 
Capacity usage 
Contention (%) 
•O Current Overccnrnit Ratio 
Demand (MHz) 
Demand without overhead (MHz) 
Is Workload Ncn-green 
Max VM CPL.' Ccntenticn (76) 
Number 01 physical CPUs (Cores) 
Number of usable CPUs (Cores) 
O.erhead (MHz) 
Provisioned Capacity (MHz) 
Reserved Capacity (VHz) 
Total Capacity (MHz) 
Usable Capacity (MHz) 
usage (MHz) 
vCPlJs Allocated on all Powered On 
vCPus Allocated on Ell VVs 
• VM cpu usage (MHz) 
• Workload 
12:00 PM 
Oct 27 
12:00 PM 
Oct 28 
12:00 PM 
Oct 29 
1200 PM 
Oct 30 
Oct 3D

Drop down CPU > Workload & double click to move into data plane
Next rinse and repeat any additional metrics or same metric from a different cluster to compare and contrast

If you really want to have some fun I like to look at historical information. The default for the data displayed is 7 days. What if we wanted to compare these past 7 days with the previous week or two weeks ago?

Click on the calendar. In my example I want to compare the last 3 weeks in my environment.

As you can see we are now displaying the past 3 weeks but separately. This doesn’t give you the best idea of anomalies.

Click the split charts button and let the magic happen

As you can see the charts are now overlapping, which makes it easier to see spikes. Should you hover over any data point it will show you your utilization over those three data periods.

I hope this quick article reflects how fast you can pull utilization reports of workloads running in your environment.  Also, I find it a quick way to compare different workloads to understand peak utilization hours in your environment. 

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