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  • VMTurboOperationsManager4.0UsersGuide

    VMTurboInc.OneBurlingtonWoodsDriveBurlington,MA01803USAPhone:(781)3733540www.vmturbo.com

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    COPYRIGHTCopyrightVMTurbo20102013,allrightsreservedENDUSERLICENSEAGREEMENThttp://www.vmturbo.com/termsofuse/

  • Users Guide iii

    TableofContentsWhat'sNew 1IntroducingOperationsManager 2

    TheOptimalOperatingZone 3TheMarketandVirtualCurrency 3TheEconomicSchedulingEngine 4TheOperationsManagerSupplyChain 5VirtualApplications 6Applications 7VirtualMachines 9PhysicalMachines 11Storage 13DiskArrays 14StorageControllers 16IOModules 17FabricInterconnects 18Datacenters 19ProviderVirtualDatacenters 20OrganizationVirtualDatacenters 22

    OperationsManagerActions 23Provision 24Decommission 24Move 24Resize 24ActionsSummary 25

    SupplyChainTerminology 26ResourceDescriptions 27

    TheOperationsManagerUserInterface 29MenuBar 31Deleting,Adding,andArrangingMenuButtons 31

    ToolBarandDisplayTools 32FlyoutPanels 33SettingFlyoutPanelLocation 34BrowsingDisabled 35NavigationTreeHierarchies 35ResourceIcons 36

    NotificationsBar 37StandardPanelControls 38Tooltips 39ChartLegendPulldowns 39ChartDisplayRadioButtons 40Maximize/Minimize 41ExporttoXML 41CustomizeHeatmap 41ChartDateRanges 43

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    InformationPanels 44SummaryPanels 44UtilizationCharts 45DashboardPanels 46ShowToporBottomItemsinChart 48

    UtilizationHistory 50

    ToDoListsMaintainingQoS 52ViewingRecommendedActions 53ExecutingRecommendedActions 54ViewingRisksandEfficiencyOpportunities 56ViewingRisksandOpportunitiesfromtheInventoryView 57

    ActionCategories 58Prevention 58PerformanceAssurance 59Compliance 59EfficiencyImprovement 59

    ExamplesofRisksandActions 60CriticalOverUtilization 60LowUtilization 60MisconfiguredVMs 61MisconfiguredInfrastructure 61

    LoggingIntoOperationsManager 62HostRequirementsandSupportedTargets 63MinimumHostingRequirements 63SupportedOperationsManagerTargets 63

    TheDashboardsView 64GeneratingReportsFromtheDashboardView 65StandardDashboards 65ViewingStandardDashboards 66AssureServicePerformance 66ImproveOverallEfficiency 71ProjectClusterResources 75MonthlySummary 79ClusterCapacity 80

    CustomDashboards 84

    TheWorkloadView 86InspectingChartData 87VMsList 88RecommendedActionsList 89

    ControllingChartDisplay 90SettingChartScope 91

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    TheDeployView 93DeployingVMs 94CreatingandEditingTemplates 95CreatingVMTemplates 96CreatingDeploymentProfiles 97DiscoveredDeploymentData 97

    ThePlanView 99UseCases 101IncreasingVirtualLoadunderExistingConstraints 101

    RunningPlans 108CreatingPlans 111ManagingPlanFiles 112TrackingPlanModifications 112SettingPlanScope 113SelectingthePlanBaseline 115SpecifyingthePlanWorkload 118SettingAdvancedOptions 126

    WorkloadDistribution 130SummaryView 131PhysicalMachineUtilization 132StorageUtilization 132PhysicalMachineandStorageDetailedUtilizationData 133

    WorkloadProjection 133SummaryView 134PhysicalMachineUtilization 136StorageUtilization 137PhysicalMachineandStorageDetailedUtilizationData 137

    HardwareReplace 137DefiningReplaceParameters 138SummaryView 142PhysicalMachineUtilization 143StorageUtilization 144PhysicalMachineandStorageDetailedUtilizationData 144

    RecommendedActions 144

    TheOptimizeView 146OptimizerUserInterface 146NavigationPanelOptimizeView 147UtilizationSummaryPanel 147ToDoPanel 149

    TheInventoryView 151Summary 152SummaryReports 154SeverityIconsinSummaryPanels 154

    VirtualApplications 155Applications 157GuestLoad 160

    VirtualMachines 160PhysicalMachines 165

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    Storage 167DiskArrays 169StorageControllers 172IOModules 174FabricInterconnects 177Datacenters 179ProviderVirtualDatacenters 181OrganizationVirtualDatacenters 184

    Reports 187StandardReports 188SubscribingtoStandardReports 189

    CustomReports 190AddingNewCustomReports 191EditCustomReports 191SettingBasicProperties 192ChoosingQueryFields 193SpecifyingQueryFieldConditions 193SortingReportColumns 195

    ManageSubscriptions 196

    TheAdminView 197UserAuthenticationConfiguration 197CreatingUserandGroupAccounts 198UserAuthentication 200AccountPrivileges 202AccountScope 204

    TargetConfiguration 205AddingandRemovingTargetVirtualManagementServers 208AddingHypervisorsasTargets 209AddingCloudManagementTargets 212AddingLoadBalancersasTargets 214AddingStorageControllersasTargets 215AddingFabricManagersasTargets 216AddingOperationsManagerTargetsforAggregation 217

    LicenseConfiguration 218Maintenance 220ReportConfiguration 221ExtraConfigurationTasks 222OperationsManagerBackupProcedures 222P2VPlanningMigrationfromPhysicaltoVirtual 224CustomBrandingofOperationsManager 227ViewingtheAuditLog 232

    ThePolicyView 234PolicyScope 235GlobalSettings 235GroupOverrides 236

    PolicyCategories 239GroupManagement 239WorkloadPlacement 244Analysis 246

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    ActionModes 254ApplicationPriority 260DiscoveryPolicies 262InfrastructureCost 268EmailandTrapNotification 271RetentionConfiguration 274

    AggregatedOperationsManagerInstallations 276VersionsandLicensingforAggregation 277AggregatedUserAccountsandLogin 277ActiveDirectoryAuthentication 277

    AggregationDetails 278ConfiguringAggregation 279

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  • Users Guide 1

    What'sNewThisreleaseofVMTurboOperationsManagerincludesthefollowingnewfeatures: StorageExtension

    Withthisrelease,VMTurboInc.introducestheOperationsManagerStorageExtension.WiththismoduleOperationsManagernowextendsintelligentworkloadmanagementtodiskarraytechnologies.StorageExtensionfeaturesinclude: VMmovesacrossvolumesthesameordifferentdiskarrays Actionstoresize,suspend,andremovevolumesanddiskarrays Storagecontrolleranalysisthattakesintoaccounttheimpactofdeduplication,compression,anddatascrubbing DesiredStatecalculationsthataccountforthickandthinprovisioning,deduplication,snapshotspace,andarangeofstoragetypes(SSDandvariousspindlespeeds)

    Formoreinformationaboutdiskarraysupport,seeTheOperationsManagerSupplyChainonpage 5. StorageClusterSupport

    OperationsManagernowdiscoversstorageclustersandlimitsVMmovesaccordingly.IfaVMusesstoragethatiswithinastoragecluster,allmovesofthatstoragewillremainwithinthatcluster.

    HighAvailabilitySupportOperationsManagernowdiscoversVMWareHAconfigurationsinclusters,andconsidersthereservedresourcesinitscalculations.Fortoleratedhostfailures,orareservedpercentageofclusterresources,OperationsManagerautomaticallysetsutilizationconstraintsforthatcluster(seeUtilizationConstraintsonpage 251).Ifyouconfigureafailoverhost,OperationsManagerreservesthathostforHAandwillnotmoveVMstoit.Youcanseeafailovericon( )onthereservedhostintheInventorytree.

    ExportDashboardstoPDFYoucannowexportthecurrentdisplayindashboardstoPDFfiles.ThisisawaytogeneratereportsbasedonthedatayouseeintheOperationsManageruserinterface.Formoreinformation,seeGeneratingReportsFromtheDashboardViewonpage 65.

    ClusterCapacityDashboardOperationsManagerincludesanewdashboardthatcalculatestheVMheadroomforeachclusterinyourenvironment.Usethistoanswerthequestion,HowmanymoreVMscanIsafelyaddtomycluster?Formoreinformation,seeClusterCapacityonpage 80.

    WorkloadUtilizationChartThisreleaseincludesanewchartthatshowsoverallVMhealth,relativetotheOptimalOperatingZone.Formoreinformation,seeTheWorkloadViewonpage 86.

    ImprovedSharedUserRolesOperationsManagerhasimproveditssupportforshareduseraccounts.Shareduseraccountscannowlimittheviewsotheuserwillnotseeanyhardwareinformation.Thisisusefulforserviceproviderswhowanttokeeptheirhardwareresourcesprivate.TheGUIforaccountconfigurationhasbeenchangedtoimproveconfigurationworkflows.Formoreinformation,seeUserAuthenticationConfigurationonpage 197.

  • Users Guide 2

    IntroducingOperationsManagerThankyouforchoosingVMTurboOperationsManager,thepremiersolutionforintelligentworkloadmanagementofcloudandvirtualenvironments.OperationsManagermaintainsyourenvironmentwithintheoptimaloperatingzoneoperatingconditionsthatachievethefollowingconflictinggoalsatthesametime: Assuredapplicationperformance

    Preventbottlenecks,provisionphysicalresources,upsizeVMs,prioritizeworkload. Efficientuseofresources

    Consolidateworkload,downsizeVMs,preventVMsprawlanddormantVMs.Keepingavirtualinfrastructurewithintheoptimalzoneisnotasimpleproblem.Youhavetoconsidermanydifferentresources,numerouscontrolpointsforeachdevice,andhowdevicesandresourcesareusedinrelationtoeachother.Asyouadddevicestoyourinfrastructure,thefactorsforeachdecisionincreaseexponentially.Ontopofthat,theenvironmentisconstantlychangingtostayintheoptimalzone,youareconstantlytryingtohitamovingtarget.Toperformintelligentworkloadmanagement,OperationsManagermodelstheenvironmentasamarketmadeupofbuyersandsellers.Thesebuyersandsellersmakeupasupplychainthatrepresentstiersofdevicesinyourinventory.OperationsManagerusesVirtualCurrencytogiveabudgettobuyersandassigncosttoresources.Thisvirtualcurrencyassignsvalueacrossalltiersofyourenvironment,makingitpossibletocomparethecostofapplicationtransactionswiththecostofspaceonadiskorphysicalspaceinadatacenter.Thepricethatasellerchargesforaresourcechangesaccordingtothesellerssupply.Asdemandincreases,pricesincrease.Aspricesincrease,buyersandsellersreact.Buyersarefreetolookforothersellersthatofferabetterprice,andsellerscanduplicatethemselves(opennewstorefronts)tomeetincreasingdemand.OperationsManagerusesitsEconomicSchedulingEnginetoanalyzethemarketandmakethesedecisions.TheeffectisaninvisiblehandthatdynamicallyguidesyourITinfrastructuretotheoptimaluseofresources.TogetthemostoutofOperationsManager,youshouldunderstandhowitmodelsyourenvironment,thekindofanalysisitperforms,andtheoptimalstateitworkstoachieve.Thissectiondescribesthefollowinginmoredetail: TheOptimalOperatingZoneonpage 3 TheMarketandVirtua

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