Expert Weighs in on Creating Dashboards from vSphere Assets

In a modern data center, companies find themselves surrounded by a lot of metrics and systems that require attention, monitoring, alarms, and event management.

DBTA recently held a webinar with Jorge de la Cruz, systems engineer, Veeam, who discussed how to create beautiful and meaningful dashboards from vSphere’s most critical assets.

Time Series Databases, as its name states, are database systems specifically designed to handle time-related data, de la Cruz explained.

Have a deep visibility of what is going on inside our vCenters it is Priority 1 for any IT Administrator, from CPU consumption to Datastorage usage, IOPS, VMs performance, etc., he said.

InfluxDB is an open-source time series database where we will save the different metrics that the Telegraf agent writes on it. Telegraf is a plugin-driven server agent for collecting and reporting metrics, it has different integrations out-of-the-box, and vSphere is one of it since v1.8.

Grafana is ann open-source and widely adopted dashboarding system which represents the information stored on different datasources. InfluxDB  is one of the supported datasources for Grafana.

It does not matter if it is a simple script, blog, video, whiteboarding, GitHub project, forum reply or even twitter.

Jump into the #vCommunity wagon, drink from others knowledge and give it back with your knowledge in any type of shape, de la Cruz said.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.