vCenter Operations Setup and Configuration

If there one tool that is an absolute must to add to your vCenter installation, this is it. vCenter Operations is a trending and analysis tool that goes beyond the boundaries of sending an alert once a threshold has been reached, it intelligently monitors usage over time and builds a repository of trends for your organisation. Any measurement that peaks beyond or below this trend line then generates an alert. There are stories of enterprise customers that were using tradional methods of monitoring their vmware infrastructure which was generating hundreds of unmanageable alerts, then after implementing vCenter Operations, alerts dropped down dramatically to the 10′s instead of 100′s. Check out the tutorial here:

https://sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/vmware-vsphere-4/vcenter-operations-setup-and-configuration/