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VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management by Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

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Chapter 3. Mastering the Key Counters in SDDC

Starting with this chapter, we will dive deep into the world of vCenter and vCenter Operations counters. The topics we will cover are:

  • The need to classify the counters based on the two roles
  • Counters related to compute (focusing on CPU and RAM)
  • Counters related to storage
  • Counters related to network
  • All metric groups in vCenter and vRealize Operations
  • An example of how vCenter Operations does not simply regurgitate what's in vCenter (it can take a different view from vCenter)

First things first – the purpose

vSphere 5.5 comes with many counters, many more than what a physical server provides. There are new counters that do not have a physical equivalent, such as memory ballooning, CPU latency, and vSphere ...

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