Ten must-have tools for every virtualization admin


Take control of your infrastructure with vCenter Operations Manager

Source:  David Davis

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps) offers powerful vSphere performance and capacity management, and the Foundation Edition is available for free with vSphere. The tool uses time-series analytics to discover normal levels for a given virtual environment. It then performs automated root-cause analysis without requiring user-set thresholds for alerts or templates for configuration management. The goal of the Operations Manager's interface is to distill the numerous statistics within the vSphere environment into a series of easy-to-understand badges (health, risk and efficiency) that reveals the source of any problem within a few clicks. When it released vSphere 5, VMware bundled vCOPs with vCenter CapacityIQ, Configuration Manager, Chargeback Manager and Infrastructure Navigator to form the vCenter Operations Management Suite.

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