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Using the VSAN Observer in vCenter 5.5

“VSAN observer is an experimental feature. It can be used to understand VSAN performance characteristics and as such is a tool intended for customers who desire deeper insight into VSAN as well as by VMware Support to analyze performance issues encountere ...
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vCenter Cluster Performance Tool with PowerCLI

vCenter Cluster Performance Tool is a Powershell script that uses vSphere PowerCLI to obtain performance data for a cluster by aggregating information from individual hosts.

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How to Run VMware's New Fling VisualEsxtop on Mac OS X

The folks over at VMware Labs continue to pump out awesome new Flings and just yesterday, they released another one called VistualEsxtop, which is an enhanced version of esxtop and resxtop. It is no surprise, the Fling was developed by VMware Engineers wo ...
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Latest Fling from VMware Labs - VisualEsxtop Video 5:06

VisualEsxtop is an enhanced version of resxtop and esxtop. VisualEsxtop can connect to VMware vCenter Server or ESX hosts, and display ESX server stats with a better user interface and more advanced features.   Features Live connection to ESX ...
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New VMware Fling VisualEsxtop

VisualEsxtop is an enhanced version of resxtop and esxtop. VisualEsxtop can connect to VMware vCenter Server or ESX hosts, and display ESX server stats with a better user interface and more advanced features.

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Beating the SPoF out of VMware monitoring with SCOM 2012 & Veeam MP 6 (J.F.V.I.)

If there is one thing that all VMware monitoring solutions have in common , it is a connection to vCenter. The vCenter Web Service is a single point of contact between the outside world and the key performance API’s. What you do with that data once you ha ...
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Hidden Jewel: vCenter Server Status

I admit that I like the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. It applies to how I do some of my virtualization practice. While I used to be a DBA for a specific SQL Server application, I don't know how every applications' database should look, much ...
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PowerCLI – vulnerability report script

I had to create a script to automate vulnerability reporting. Thanks to my colleague Grzegorz from http://psvmware.wordpress.com who helped me a lot with a script. Script generates report in CSV format and send email out with attachment.

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New Fling: StatsFeeder by VMware Labs (Virtual Bits & Bytes)

Statsfeeder is a tool that enables performance metrics to be retrieved from vCenter and sent to multiple destinations, including 3rd party systems. The goal of StatsFeeder is to make it easier to collect statistics in a scalable manner. The user specifie ...
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Rebuilding indexes to improve the performance of SQL Server and Oracle vCenter Server databases (2009918)

SQL execution times are extended and take a long time to complete You see gaps in host performance chart data when connected to the vCenter Server You do not see gaps in performance data when connected directly to the same host In the vpxd.log file, ...
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PowerCLI scripts vCenter – VM performance counters and export to CSV file / OS disk usage and export to CSV

I’ve been looking for PowerCLI script which would help me to pull performance data for VM’s from vCenter server. I found them googling through vmware communities, source at the bottom of the page. First script pulls from vCenter – VM performance counters ...
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Rebuilding indexes to improve the performance of SQL Server and Oracle vCenter Server databases (2009918)

SQL execution times are extended and take a long time to complete You see gaps in host performance chart data when connected to the vCenter Server You do not see gaps in performance data when connected directly to the same host In the vpxd.log file, ...
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High CPU Ready with Low CPU Utilization?

* High CPU Ready Low CPU usage* CPU ready and Low utilization* CPU ready relationship to utilization

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VMware vCenter Server Simulator

I recently spent some time experimenting with a really cool tool found only in the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) called vcsim, short for vCenter Simulator. I initially noticed vcsim during some of my early beta testing of vSphere 5.1 and during this per ...
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Defragmenting VirtualCenter performance data indexes on a Microsoft SQL database

For troubleshooting or maintenance purposes it may be necessary to defragment the indexes on your Microsoft SQL database server. This article provides the steps perform a defragmentation of the indexes to increase performance of the database.

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Monitoring Storage I/O Control activity with new vSphere 5.1 counters

There was an interesting question posted recently around how you could monitor Storage I/O Control activity. Basically, how would one know if SIOC had kicked in and was actively throttling I/O queues? Well, in vSphere 5.1, there are some new performance c ...
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vCenter Database Optimization Thoughts...

For the past few weeks I have been working on an issue with a vCenter 4.1 database to work properly and to complete stat roll-ups without error. Here are some of the tricks and things that I have found to help identify the problem and possibly fix it for ...
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