Hi can someone tell me is it possible to monitor a specific cluster in a vcenter using vmturbo
You want to manage a particular cluster within VMTurbo that you are responsible for among many clusters and data centers? If I am interpreting this correctly, there are a few ways to approach this.
The first way is to create a dashboard on your VMTurbo instance specifically for your cluster or environments you are responsible for so you can sort through them quickly.
You can do this on the fly with most views you see within the VMTurbo UI. In this example I was on the "Assure Service Performance" on the main dashboard of the VMTurbo UI and scoped under Groups --> Physical Machines by PM Cluster and Scoped specifically to my Prod Cluster.
I can simply press the save button here and save this view. This particular view shows me the health of my hosts, the utilization and any actions I can take to address the risk in the environment. In this case there is an action to move a VM because of Mem Congestion that I can manually take from the UI.
Something you could do to add more information into this dashboard is to add "widgets".
By pressing the blue pencil on the Dashboards fly out I can edit this dashboard to create a custom dashboard. I can drag the views to change the shape of the panes and add things like "Usage" which will tell me the percentage utilization of the hosts or I can even switch to a raw consumption of the hosts as well... See Below:
Hopefully this example gets you started, but if you would like to investigate the custom dashboard option further - check out this article on How to Create Custom Dashboards. You can do similar exercises for dashboards like "Improve Overall Efficiency" and "Optimize Summary" for just the clusters you want to see and save them as dashboards.
My second suggestion for getting this information on the fly is to go into the Inventory Tab. Here you can quickly scope into the cluster you'd like to see more of. In the below example I scoped to the Production environment again. You can see that I have some To Do's in the bottom left to assure performance in the cluster.
The last option you could look to do, is to create a local VMTurbo account or Specify your AD Account and scope it to just to the environment you oversee and put the proper Role. If you want to be able to Automate and make changes to the environment - you will want to choose Administrator (you will need to create this account with an Administrator Account). Then Scope the environment you would like to oversee.
Hopefully this helps you along with your question Biju! Let me know if you have any additional questions and if this helps.
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