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VMware datastore reports

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I need to get some datastore reports and have not got the foggiest how to get them. I have been asked the get the following HEELLLLLPPPPP please.

Can VMware native tools even give this information ? FYI we use thin provisioning

•         Which Datastores have we had space issues on recently?
•         Which Datastores are potentially going to have issues?
•         Which Datastores appear oversubscribed?
•         Which Datastores appear undersubscribed?
•         What  realistically is the spare capacity of the Datastores assigned to Virtual servers?
•         What are the foreseeable issues?
•         What can and should be moved and why?

Any help on how to approach this would be highly appreciated.
we do have NAS monitoring but no external VMware monitoring tools yet
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You want to use powerCLI. Let me see if I can find the script I used.
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The easiest way to provide this information is to download and use Veeam Monitor and Reporting for free.

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-monitoring.html

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do i have to install anything on the esx servers for this ?
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Look at my recent solition to where a question was asked on EE about VMware Monitoring, with respect to what Veeam Monitor offers. and remember therre is a free version!



https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26970069.html
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No. Install it on a Server or Workstation, it gets it's information from the servers to produce the reports and graphs.

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hanccocka, that was a responce to my post. we are not in a position to install this yet as we want to buy the product and this mayu take some time. i wanted to know what can be done in the mean time
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If you have no VMware Monitoring Tools, please read this url

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26970069.html

it explains the difference between the three best Veeam, vFoglight and vKernel, and why you should pick them.
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I would still recommend using the Veeam Monitor andc Repoting tool to help you out with this quickly, otherwise, you'll have to use manual script and observations, and the Performance Charts within vCenter.

Check your datastore read and write latencys, to check for performance issues.

Most of the information is available wirhin the Performance Charts. So VMware Native Tools can give you some of the answers.

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hanccocka, so are you saying this product does not even write anything to the esx hosts ?

second question does it require a sql database ?
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