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vSphere monitoring made easy
vSphere is VMware’s cloud computing virtualization platform. Effective monitoring helps keep the infrastructure powering your applications highly available and performant. vSphere monitoring helps increase the availability of your servers, services, and applications; enables early detection of server and OS failures; and reduces deployment times and administrative overhead.
Some of the most important metrics in your vSphere monitoring plan include:
- Network Usage
- Total Disk Latency (Write and Read)
- Storage Adapter Latency
- Tech Paper: Two approaches to vSphere monitoring using InfluxDB and Telegraf
- Webinar: Modern vSphere Monitoring and Dashboards Using InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana
- InfluxDB Template: vSphere Monitoring template
- Docs: Monitor vSphere
- Integration: VMware vSphere Telegraf Input Plugin
- Blog: Modern vSphere Monitoring and Dashboards Webinar Highlights
- Blog: VMware: How to achieve a perfect metric collection interval with Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana
Two approaches to vSphere Monitoring
InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana
vSphere monitoring can provide insight into the health of your applications and help you optimize resources across your virtual machines. vSphere collects metrics every 20 seconds from ESXi and stores this information in vCenter RAM. Unfortunately, this data is only stored in vCenter for one hour. To keep this data available for analysis, use the VSphere Telegraf Plugin to collect and store this data long-term in InfluxDB.
vSphere monitoring with an InfluxDB Template
The vSphere InfluxDB Template packages up everything needed to deploy this monitoring solution. It includes Telegraf configurations and InfluxDB dashboards, tasks, alerts, and related artifacts into a single YAML text file. The file can be imported into InfluxDB with a single command. Once you’ve installed the template, you can easily customize the dashboards to suit your needs.