New Training: vSphere Performance Monitoring
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker demonstrates tools and methods used to monitor a vSphere environment, including vCenter, ESXi hosts, and VMs. Watch this new VMware training.
Watch the full course: VMware Certified Professional
This training includes:
- 9 videos
- 1.1 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Intro to vSphere Performance Monitoring
- Performance Monitoring Overview
- vCenter Monitoring
- ESXi Host Monitoring
- VM Monitoring
- Alarms Overview
- Creating Alarm Definitions
- Hands on Lab: Performance Monitoring
- Lab Walkthrough
How Can I Monitor VMware VMs?
VMware is arguably the market leader in virtualization technologies for the enterprise environment. Organizations prefer to virtualize their environments because it makes them much easier to manage while reducing their total cost of ownership. Though hypervisors like vSphere can be configured for high availability and fault tolerance, and the vSphere software is rock-solid, that doesn't mean that IT professionals should ignore their virtualized environment. It still needs to be monitored.
Thankfully, there are a lot of tools on the market for monitoring the vSphere software. vSphere's platform applications can offer rudimentary monitoring services that watch for guest health as well as the health of the host system. Other applications are available that can offer more information about the virtual environment as well.
Before configuring any monitoring service with the VMware software, make sure to create a specific user account for this purpose first. A basic VMware profile with read privileges is more than enough, but this is a good practice to ensure that the virtualized environment stays secure.