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vCenter Troubleshooting

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vCenter Troubleshooting

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Table of Contents (16 chapters)
vCenter Troubleshooting
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Using vCenter operations for troubleshooting storage devices

The vCenter Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices (Management Pack) can be installed on the vCenter Operations (vCOps) Advanced or Enterprise editions. The installation is designed for both, the appliance and standalone deployments. It will connect to any storage device that has a vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) provider. The performance data is collected from the host bus adapter (HBA), VMs, and Storage Area Network (SAN) switches.

The Management Pack provides the following benefits:

  • Gives you an end-to-end view of the entire data path through the SAN, from the VM, through the Storage Volume

  • Provides standardized protocols to storage devices such as CIM, SMI-S, and VASA

  • Provides analytics for APD and PDL storage conditions along with dashboards for health and performance

  • Captures and analyzes information on throughput and latency for each of your nodes found in the storage path

  • Reports on IOps and queue depth on...