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System Center Management Pack for VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2 #SCVMM

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Microsoft_System_Center_2012_R2_logo_thumbnailFabric Health Dashboard – Monitoring the Health of Private Clouds The Fabric Health Dashboard shows a detailed overview of the health of your private clouds and the fabric that services those clouds. The dashboard helps you answer questions like “What is the health of my clouds and the fabric serving those clouds?”
To view the Fabric Health Dashboard, after you import the management pack, click Monitoring, and in Cloud Health Dashboard, click Cloud Health. Select the cloud you want to investigate, and then, in the Tasks pane, click Fabric Health Dashboard. Feature Summary For each cloud, the Fabric Health Dashboard displays these aspects of the fabric:

  • Host State: monitors the health state of the hosting groups or the computing aspects of the cloud, such as CPU, memory, disks, and network adapters
  • Storage Pools State File Share and LUN State: monitors the health state of the storage aspect of fabric for issues, such as disk space capacity and allocation
  • Network Node State: utilizes network monitoring in Operations Manager and displays the health state of network nodes (devices) that are relevant for the cloud you selected. Only physical network devices within one hop from the hosts are shown. To see the physical network devices, you must enable the Network Monitoring feature of Operations Manager and monitor the physical network devices connected to the hosts. Virtual networks are not shown in the dashboard.

The Active Alerts and Number of VMs fields on this dashboard help indicate which issues are having the greatest impact on your cloud and can help you prioritize your work.
Fabric Monitoring Diagram View – Displays Health States of Cloud and On-Premise Environments The Diagram view gives you a diagram of the entire infrastructure and shows the health state of each part of the fabric. The Diagram view helps you answer questions, such as “What is the health of my entire fabric?” Improvements to the diagram ensure that health rolls up and that the relevant fabric components are part of the Diagram View.
To Open Diagram View, click Monitoring, and in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Views, click Diagram View for the environment you want to see displayed as a diagram.

You can download the System Center Management Pack for  VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2 here

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Author: James van den Berg

I'm Microsoft Architect and ICT Specialist and Microsoft MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management

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