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Vsphere Monitoring Template

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Telegraf Plugins used:

Included Resources:

  • 1 Telegraf Configuration
  • 1 Dashboard: vsphere.yml
  • 1 bucket: 'vsphere'
  • 1 label: 'vsphere'

Quick Install

If you have your InfluxDB credentials configured in the CLI, you can install this template with:


vSphere Monitoring Dashboard

VMware vSphere is a server virtualization platform, formerly known as VMWare Infrastructure. It includes the following:

  • ESXi — a type of hypervisor that runs on host systems to manage the execution of VMs, allocating resources as needed
  • vCenter Server — the central point for creating vms, starting and stopping vms, and performing other management tasks
  • vCenter Client — a Windows application that allows you to access vCenter Server remotely
  • VMFS — the vSphere file system to manage disk resources

Why vSphere monitoring?

Your applications rely on a performant and highly available infrastructure so it is important to implement effective vSphere monitoring. Doing so will help you increase the availability of your servers, services, and applications, help you detect server and OS failures, reduce deployment times, and help with centralized configuration to reduce administrative overhead.

How to use vSphere Monitoring Template

Once your InfluxDB credentials have been properly configured in the CLI, you can install the vSphere monitoring template using the Quick Install command. Once installed, the data for the dashboard will be populated by the included vSphere Telegraf configuration, which contains the relevant vSphere Input. Note that you might need to customize the input configuration to better serve your needs, including by specifying a new input value. All of this will depend on how your organization currently runs vSphere.

To find out more information about environmental variables within the Telegraf configuration, consult the following link.

Key vSphere monitoring metrics to monitor

Some of the most important vSphere monitoring metrics that you should proactively monitor include:

  • Uptime
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Network Usage
  • Total Disk Latency (Write and Read)
  • Storage Adapter Latency

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