Running a software defined data center using VMware, virtualization has provided many benefits such as increased IT productivity, efficiency, and responsiveness by faster provisioning of applications and resources.
At the same time, the task of monitoring VMware has contributed to making IT team’s job more challenging. The most important task of IT teams is ensuring that those virtual machines that run critical applications, receive the necessary amount of resources when it’s most needed to run optimally.
This task can become overwhelming when your environment consists of hundreds or thousands of VMs that span several vCenters. It can become even more overwhelming when you utilize multiple dashboards to monitor the whole environment.
In these situations, it would be ideal to have a single health status dashboard where you can visualize the status of the entire virtual environment. This dashboard would help to plan your day effectively by showing what’s critical and needs immediate attention before problem tickets start filling up the queue.
To lower the number of problem tickets in the queue, keep watch for the status of the health of these essential VMware areas.