VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management

A hands-on guide to mastering performance and capacity management in a virtual data center
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VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management

Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

A hands-on guide to mastering performance and capacity management in a virtual data center
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ISBN 139781783551682
Paperback276 pages

Book Description

VMware vRealize Operations is a suite of products that automates operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity, and configuration management. vRealize Operations Manager is the most important component of this suite that helps administrators to maintain and troubleshoot their VMware environment as well as their physical environment.

This book takes you through the fundamental differences between a Software-Defined Data Center and a classic physical data center, and how these differences impact both architecture and operations. From a strategic point of view, you will come across the most common challenges associated with performance management in a Software-Defined Data Center. Furthermore, you will learn all the key counters in vSphere and vRealize Operations, understand their dependencies, and acquaint yourself with practical solutions to configure them for a healthy virtual environment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Virtual Data Center – It's Not a Physical Data Center, Virtualized
Our journey into the virtual world
Not all "virtualizations" are equal
Virtual Machine – it is not what you think!
Software-Defined Data Center
A virtual data center versus a physical data center
Management disciplines impacted by virtualization
Summary
Chapter 2: Capacity Management in SDDC
Shift in capacity management
Capacity management at the VM level
Capacity management at the infrastructure level
Summary
Chapter 3: Mastering the Key Counters in SDDC
First things first – the purpose
Compute
Network
Storage
Metric groups
Counters in vCenter and vRealize Operations
Summary
Chapter 4: CPU Counters
CPU counters at the VM level
CPU counters at the ESXi level
CPU counters at the cluster level
CPU counters at higher levels
CPU contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 5: Memory Counters
Memory – not such a simple matter
Memory counters at the VM level
Memory counters at the ESXi level
Memory counters at the cluster level
Memory counters at higher levels
Memory contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 6: Network Counters
Network monitoring and management
Network counters at the VM level
Network counters at the ESXi level
Network counters at the cluster level
Network counters at the Distributed Switch level
Network counters at higher levels
Summary
Chapter 7: Storage Counters
The multilayer storage
Storage counters at the VM level
Storage counters at the ESXi level
Storage counters at the cluster level
Storage counters at the datastore level
Storage counters at the datastore cluster level
Storage counters at the higher level
Storage contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 8: Dashboard Examples and Ideas
Planning for your dashboards
Use case – is virtualization causing a problem?
Use case – managing the overall SDDC performance
Use case – dashboards for the big screen
Use case – storage performance management
Use case – storage capacity management
Use case – network performance management
Use case – right-sizing large VMs
Use case – capacity planning
Summary
References

What You Will Learn

  • Educate and convince your peers on why and how performance and capacity management change in a virtual data center
  • Correct many misconceptions about virtualization
  • Discover how your peers operationalize their vRealize Operations
  • Master all the key metrics in vSphere and vRealize Operations
  • Be confident in performance troubleshooting with vSphere and vRealize Operations
  • See real-life examples of how super metric and advance dashboards make management easier
  • Develop rich custom dashboards with interaction and super metrics

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Virtual Data Center – It's Not a Physical Data Center, Virtualized
Our journey into the virtual world
Not all "virtualizations" are equal
Virtual Machine – it is not what you think!
Software-Defined Data Center
A virtual data center versus a physical data center
Management disciplines impacted by virtualization
Summary
Chapter 2: Capacity Management in SDDC
Shift in capacity management
Capacity management at the VM level
Capacity management at the infrastructure level
Summary
Chapter 3: Mastering the Key Counters in SDDC
First things first – the purpose
Compute
Network
Storage
Metric groups
Counters in vCenter and vRealize Operations
Summary
Chapter 4: CPU Counters
CPU counters at the VM level
CPU counters at the ESXi level
CPU counters at the cluster level
CPU counters at higher levels
CPU contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 5: Memory Counters
Memory – not such a simple matter
Memory counters at the VM level
Memory counters at the ESXi level
Memory counters at the cluster level
Memory counters at higher levels
Memory contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 6: Network Counters
Network monitoring and management
Network counters at the VM level
Network counters at the ESXi level
Network counters at the cluster level
Network counters at the Distributed Switch level
Network counters at higher levels
Summary
Chapter 7: Storage Counters
The multilayer storage
Storage counters at the VM level
Storage counters at the ESXi level
Storage counters at the cluster level
Storage counters at the datastore level
Storage counters at the datastore cluster level
Storage counters at the higher level
Storage contention guidance
Summary
Chapter 8: Dashboard Examples and Ideas
Planning for your dashboards
Use case – is virtualization causing a problem?
Use case – managing the overall SDDC performance
Use case – dashboards for the big screen
Use case – storage performance management
Use case – storage capacity management
Use case – network performance management
Use case – right-sizing large VMs
Use case – capacity planning
Summary
References

Book Details

ISBN 139781783551682
Paperback276 pages
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