DELL-Kevin Fl's Posts

DELL-Kevin Fl's Posts

Hi Scott, 1.) If optimizing and reclaiming overallocated resources, it will put it back into the capacity pool. 2.) Privileges in vSphere are required in order to perform optimization tasks: D... See more...
Hi Scott, 1.) If optimizing and reclaiming overallocated resources, it will put it back into the capacity pool. 2.) Privileges in vSphere are required in order to perform optimization tasks: Datastore > Browse datastore Datastore > Remove file Sessions > View and stop sessions Virtual machine > Configuration > Change CPU count Virtual machine > Configuration > Change resource Virtual machine > Configuration > Memory Virtual machine > Interaction > Power Off Virtual machine > Interaction > Power On Virtual machine > State > Remove Snapshot 3.) Out of the box, it will show the Peak Utilization over a 30/60/90 day period (30 days by default). It will not show exactly when that occurred, unless you graph it out beforehand, where you set the time frame to a longer period and look at the peak CPU/memory Utilization. 4.) It will make recommendations immediately. For fresh installations, we recommend waiting 30 days before implementing any recommendations. That is configurable to 30/60/90 days. It is in the Settings link. For an existing customer, you can implement immediately, since that data has been collecting all along. Kevin
Hi, You can get a "Service" view of all your VM's by using the Services/Service Builder. Create a service, then you can add VM's to this new service by utilizing rules when you add components. ... See more...
Hi, You can get a "Service" view of all your VM's by using the Services/Service Builder. Create a service, then you can add VM's to this new service by utilizing rules when you add components. Is this what you are looking for? Regards, Kevin
Currently we don't show that in the report. I can forward this to product management as a feature request if you'd like. Thanks, Kevin Flynn
Hi Eli, Foglight for VIrutalization Enterprise 7.0 and Foglight for Storage Management were released on Friday 10/4. They are now available here. https://www.quest.com/common/registration.aspx?req... See more...
Hi Eli, Foglight for VIrutalization Enterprise 7.0 and Foglight for Storage Management were released on Friday 10/4. They are now available here. https://www.quest.com/common/registration.aspx?requestdefid=34075 Thanks, Kevin
Hi Mark, The best way to do this is through dashboards - creating a table and converting it to a report. Drag virtual machines over and select Properties. Create a table from here. Below is a samp... See more...
Hi Mark, The best way to do this is through dashboards - creating a table and converting it to a report. Drag virtual machines over and select Properties. Create a table from here. Below is a sample one I created. Is this what you are looking for or do you want more granularity?
Hi Chris, Here is a link on how to handle this: https://support.quest.com/SolutionDetail.aspx?id=SOL67189 Kevin
Hi Eli, As of today, the GA date for FVE 7.0 and FSM 3.0 is expected to be 10/4/13. Kevin
Hi Fadi, Looking at the screenshots you sent - Datastore Performance averages your individual datastore/host performance metrics. So, by using Datastore Performance, you're getting the full pictur... See more...
Hi Fadi, Looking at the screenshots you sent - Datastore Performance averages your individual datastore/host performance metrics. So, by using Datastore Performance, you're getting the full picture of what's going on with that datastore. Considering some of the individual performances in the Current Bottlenecks tab, you may/may not want to look in to storage vMotioning any of the heavy hitting VM's.
Hi Fadi, With the Current Bottlenecks, it's looking at the Peak Latency - it's more of an alerting mechanism to make you aware that you are experiencing some high latency peaks, but you're total l... See more...
Hi Fadi, With the Current Bottlenecks, it's looking at the Peak Latency - it's more of an alerting mechanism to make you aware that you are experiencing some high latency peaks, but you're total latency looks good. Double click one of the datastores and see if there's any further info offered.
Hi Fadi, Looking at the screenshots you sent, the Current Bottlenecks one doesn't show all the columns, nor the navigation tree - so I'll make my best guess as to what's going on here... the fi... See more...
Hi Fadi, Looking at the screenshots you sent, the Current Bottlenecks one doesn't show all the columns, nor the navigation tree - so I'll make my best guess as to what's going on here... the first one is from Current Bottlenecks - Latency. This takes into account the hosts that are also attached to that datastore. There are multiple ESX(i) hosts attached to your datastores. So there will be different levels of performance at that level - device and kernel latencies are also taken into account. Latency peaks can occur when there are actions going on in the background, such as backups or a heavy load of SQL transactions being processed. In Datastore Performance, it's showing the average and total latency of the datastores only. Datastore Performance would be the best report to use. Average Latency is the column to focus on. In your second screenshot, you do have some datastores approaching 30 ms - what we'd consider to be in the warning zone. If the average datastore latency continues to creep up, it may be time to storage vMotion some virtual machines around. Hope this helps, Kevin
Hi Jamie, Indirectly there is a way. What you can do is in Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise, create an iFrame, so that you can view Foglight for VIrtualizaiton Standard in Foglight for Virtu... See more...
Hi Jamie, Indirectly there is a way. What you can do is in Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise, create an iFrame, so that you can view Foglight for VIrtualizaiton Standard in Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise's interface. It's a bit limited, in that you're still looking at two consoles - however it'll be in one user interface. Here's a link on how to create an iFrame. https://communities.quest.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/10322-102-1-14654/NMS%20as%20an%20iFrame.pdf
Hi Naditha, In Foglight for Virtualization Standard, we only show the total IOPS. We don't break out the read/writes. You can find this breakdown with the read/writes in one our Foglight for V... See more...
Hi Naditha, In Foglight for Virtualization Standard, we only show the total IOPS. We don't break out the read/writes. You can find this breakdown with the read/writes in one our Foglight for Virtualization Enteprise product. Regards, Kevin
Hi Roger, You can do this with a dashboard table. In Foglight, "Services" are a grouping of assets, similar to Business Views. you can create a Service of your particular datastores. Or just dr... See more...
Hi Roger, You can do this with a dashboard table. In Foglight, "Services" are a grouping of assets, similar to Business Views. you can create a Service of your particular datastores. Or just drag and drop over all your datastores. Then go and create a dashboard. Select Table. Default 2 column layout. When selecting metrics, drill down to Current/Max.
Hi Stewart, It is a calculated daily value. There are out of the box figures already in there.However, you can calculate your own daily value of what you paid for hardware.
Hi Kyle, You can see the thin provisioning on a datastore by going into Capacity Manager/Availability and looking at Datastore Statistics. You will see a "Committed" column. Sort by that, and it w... See more...
Hi Kyle, You can see the thin provisioning on a datastore by going into Capacity Manager/Availability and looking at Datastore Statistics. You will see a "Committed" column. Sort by that, and it will show you your % committed - it is next to the column that is the % Utilized. You can schedule this as a report, just by clicking the Report button.  You'll see the Committed column with percentages over 100%. That will tell you where yo u're using thin provisioning.
Hi Bjern-Tore 1.) Here is a link that will tell you how to do this: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/virtualization/infrastructure/b/storage-blog/archive/2012/03/28/thin-provisioning 2.... See more...
Hi Bjern-Tore 1.) Here is a link that will tell you how to do this: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/virtualization/infrastructure/b/storage-blog/archive/2012/03/28/thin-provisioning 2.) If you go to Reports, there is an Open Snapshot Report. This will tell you of your snapshots. 3.) Yes, there are many roles that can be set. You can link these roles to AD accounts. Under Homes, go to Administration, User and Security Management.. 4) The difference is vOPS Server Standard is a virtual point solution, that can help with Capacity Mgt, Optimization/Automation, Chargeback. vFoglight Enterprise means you get vOPS, plus the functionality of vFoglight - extensive reporting, extensive dashboarding, deep performance analysis - vFoglight is more of an enterprise monitoring solution - you can also monitor Storage, AD, Exchange, Databases, Networks, physical servers, you can see inside the guest O/S. All through a single pane of glass. Regards, Kevin
Hi David, As of right now, you don't have any real time alarms in your environment. In terms of Trend Alarms, you can set thresholds where, you get alerted based upon if there has been a perce... See more...
Hi David, As of right now, you don't have any real time alarms in your environment. In terms of Trend Alarms, you can set thresholds where, you get alerted based upon if there has been a percentage increase. For example, if Memory Utilization increases 70% over the last hour/day/week, you get alerted on it. Under Scope, add the VM's you want to get alerted on. These are different than the real time alarms. Hope this helps. Kevin
Can you post a screenshot of the error, as well as the vCenter showing real time alarms are enabled? Just in case I need to show it to our dev team.
Hi David, Out of the box, the trial license is limited to 8 sockets. Are the VM's/ESX hosts you're looking to monitor licensed as part of those 8 sockets?
Hi David, In order to enable the real time alarms - - In vOPS Server standard, go to the gray gear button on the far right (near Log Off and Help). - Under General and Environment, click the ... See more...
Hi David, In order to enable the real time alarms - - In vOPS Server standard, go to the gray gear button on the far right (near Log Off and Help). - Under General and Environment, click the edit button on the selected vCenter you are monitoring - you will then see a check box to enable real time alarms. Click that box, and you'll be all set. Kevin