In my opinion, the Installation of VCOPS and the configuration were easy part. Managing VCOPS is a good challenge and I hope I can give you some brief ideas what it looks like. Below is the general view of VCOPS and as you guess that Green boxes are good and you should keep green boxes rather than red or orange boxes as much as you can. Also, you will see some numbers that indicates whether how healthy your system is or not. Green 77 below is my system is healthy but the number is 77. My recommendation is to keep it around 90. It is really hard to make it 100. I remember that it was 100 once my vCenter was built. Every day we are getting new problems and the number is being changed.
As you can see that there are some definitions below which are related to your system. For example, “World”, it is the general word of your monitoring system. You can have more than 10 vCenter server monitored and world covers all of them. General status of my world is good. I shall increase the number to around 90 today.
Custom groups, as you can see, has 5 grey boxes. Grey boxes are my folder names where you can find them in VMs and Templates section. If no information is collected from a component, grey box is appeared on the dashboard
vCenter Server system, it is obvious, my vCenter system. Which is red now. I know there is an alert
Datacenters are the datacentres in your vCenter server. I have one but it could be more than one.
Cluster is also the same above definition.
Hosts shows that how many ESXI hosts we have.
VMs are the number of VM server in my system
Datastores are my datastores active in the vCenter system
Another example I can tell you is that if you have many vCenter and hosts it is really hard to find the system. Easy way to find out what’s going on your system and which component has a problem, go to on that icon and wait for a second, you will see the information such as VM name or storage name
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