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The Official VCP5 Certification Guide by Bill Ferguson

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Chapter 7. Monitoring vSphere Implementation and Managing vCenter Alarms

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Monitoring ESXi, vCenter, and Virtual Machines

Creating and Administering vCenter Server Alarms

As you know, there are four core resources in any computer system: CPU, memory, disk, and network. Which one is most important? The one that is giving you a problem—that’s the one that is most important at any given time! Seriously, to get the most out of your vSphere implementation, you have to know which tools to use, what to look for, and what you expect to see. Then, by comparing what you see to what you should be seeing, you can make critical decisions and changes.

This chapter discusses two main topics: Monitoring tools and ...

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