VKernel Capacity View
Last Wednesday VKernel released a new free tool which delivers capacity alerts to the desktop.
Capacity View provides quick visibility and alerting to the storage and server capacity issues in your VMware virtualized infrastructure. I downloaded the toolto give it a testdrive and it is very easy to setup, the download and install took only a few minutes and in no time I had it up and running and connected to vCenter.
Capacity View identifies capacity based performance issues such as virtual machine I/O latency or under-allocated CPU, memory or storage. Additionally, it monitors your available capacity for new VM deployments and shows you which over-provisioned VMs can be rightsized to free up wasted capacity.
Capacity View also provides you with key virtualization deployment statistics such as:
- Numbers of VMs, hosts, data stores, clusters and resource pools
- Total available physical resources (CPU, memory and storage)
- Total allocated virtual resources as a % of physical