VMware Optimization Assessment

Super excited to share the hard work on the next generation VOA is here. This is a sneak preview. You can deploy on vR Ops 8.0 or the upcoming 8.1. Special thanks to John Diaz, Lusine Dashtoyan, Brandon Gordon, Vahan Tadevosyan, Artur Aghabekyan and 2 awesome developers who prefer to remain humble.

Download the files here. You’ll also find the presentation in editable format (one main point of VOA is to be customized).

Installation requiring 5 steps.

  • Import the super metrics. Enable them in the default policy.
  • Import the views
  • Import the dashboards
  • Import the reports
  • Import the HTML files. This needs root account.

You do not need to use the built-in admin accounts. It’s just a lot more convenient to do so. Choose to overwrite the existing views, etc. There is no need to create groups, policy or alerts.

BTW, if you want to customize the HTML, read this.


This part is only needed if the above steps are unclear to you.

Do not enable the super metrics on “All Objects Types“. Only for specific objects, else every objects will have it!
Yup, the beautiful “menu” is just a HTML page. All you need to do is replace it.
I use WinSCP to upload. Much easier than manual typing. Just replace the entire content of voa directory. Notice the owner is root, not admin.
Don’t forget to choose “Overwrite existing View
All the dashboards use \ in their name. 5 of them are disabled as they are only used in report.
Most of the dashboards are located in Dashboard Library \ Optimization Assessment directory. VOA also reuse 2 dashboards from Operationalize Your World.
All the views are prefixed with VOA, so you can find them easily. >100 of them!

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