Follow up on Duncan’s blog on IndonesianCloud

Duncan Epping and Neil Cresswell share on this blog post how IndonesianCloud remains competitive by using VSAN. It’s a great blog post, where they provide insight into their VSAN design. You can also follow IndonesianCloud at Twitter .

In the blog post, Alex asked a question about the dashboard template. He is requesting that we provide the template, so he can import it to his vRealize Operations instance. In the blog, we did not share the full dashboard, only the line chart. Neil has kindly approved that we share the template. Out of respect of IndonesianCloud data, I recreated the dashboard in VMware ASEAN Lab data.


How to use the dashboard:

  • Click on the cluster you want to see the Max VM IOPS.
    • The line chart will be automatically plotted.
    • The Top-40 VM will be automatically plotted. For info on how to use Top-N, see here.
  • Adjust the Top-N to a specific time. I normally zoom into the time where the peak IOPS occur.

So Alex, this zip file contains the 3 files you need to import:

  • Super metric.
  • View
  • Dashboard.

You can import them in any order. After import, do not forget to enable the super metric. I document the steps to create a super metric here, how to enable it here. It should be clear as it’s step by step. But if it’s not, do let me know.

That’s all you need!

Now, for those who want to know how to create this specific super metric, the screenshot below shows you.


The exact steps are:

  1. Type the name.
  2. Choose Virtual Machine from the list of object. Its metrics will be automatically shown on the area below.
  3. Find the metrics Commands Per Second.
  4. Double click on it. It will automatically be copied into the formula bar.
  5. Manually type Max() to surround the formula.
  6. Change the depth=1 to depth=2. This is because a VM is 2 level below cluster.

Once you do that, it’s always good to do a preview. To do that:

  1. Choose “Cluster Compute Resource” from the object type. Your clusters will be automatically listed.
  2. Click on the Preview icon. It’s above your formula.
  3. Click on the cluster you want to preview.


That’s all. Save your super metric.

Assign it to the Cluster object. The screenshot below shows how.


Once associated, the association will be shown like the one below. This screenshot also shows you that it is a good idea to have a proper super metric naming convention.


And don’t forget to apply the policy! That’s it! 🙂

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