This release of VMAN introduces recommendations, which are actions that VMAN suggests you take to optimize your virtual infrastructure based on collected monitoring data. A recommendation provides an actionable resolution to an occurring or potential optimization issue in your environment and helps you manage VM sizing, host storage, and performance.
Recommendations help you:
Review and resolve virtual environment issues without leaving the Orion Web Console.
VMAN provides two types of recommendations:
The following walkthrough shows you how a predictive recommendation works.
All recommendations are listed in the Recommendations resource on the Virtualization Summary dashboard. This example shows two critical recommendations for the Tokyo ESX cluster. Click the cluster name to see the recommendations.
The All recommendations page lists the recommendations for the cluster you selected. Click a recommendation to see the recommendation actions, and the statistics associated with the recommendation.
In this example, the kmiele-vman VM is overwhelming the smaller datastore. By moving the VM to a larger datastore (LocalStorage01), LocalStorage02 receives more capacity for other assigned VMs and kmiele-vman VM continues service without capacity issues.
Click the Statistics tab to investigate the root cause of the problem, and compare current values with predicted values.
The Statistics tab includes an expandable chart that shows current and predicted values. This image below show the capacity dramatically increases for the VM by moving the datastore to a larger VM. LocalStorage02 regains about 22 GB of space for other VMs, giving the larger kmiele-vman VM a more adequate datastore.
When you are satisfied with the recommendation, click the Steps to Perform tab and apply the fix immediately, or schedule it for a time that best meets your maintenance needs.