VMWare Virtual Machine Performance Reporting

bergquistcompany used Ask the Experts™
Hello EE,

I am mostly up in my VMWare 5 environment now and started reading about CPU Ready and just getting a feel for the performance monitors.  Can anyone recommend a tool or way to maybe get weekly reports on how the VMs are running rather than having to go into each of 50 VMs and look at the performance tab for each?
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Veeam Monitor has a free version. Spiceworks, Orion Solarwinds

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Is vCenter Operations Manager a seperate software purchase?
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Yes, it is a separate purchase which integrates with vCenter Server, starts off at $50 a VM, for 25 VMs bundles.

if you want a real appliance to do the number crunching, and look at performance of ALL things, storage VMs, Health, Capacity Planning, I would check out

vCenter Operations Manager

(version 2.0), or version 5.0 is excellent, much better thn v1.

vCenter Operations Manager


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