The ability to schedule reports in VCOPS is quite cool. Taken from capacity IQ these reports can be run weekly or monthly on a specific time and day of week allowing you to show the report as CSV (to process inside a spreadsheet) or as a readable PDF document. Once SMTP is configured you're able to send the report to multiple users (you, your manager) using comma (,) or semi-column (;) separated e-mail addresses. Also: you can schedule reports on ANY level on ANY object (World, Folder, Datacenter, Cluster, Host, VM, Datastore), and here, the management of all schedules, can become a mess since there is no overview on where schedules are set.
Here is a little query you can run on the UI vm (this is where CapIQ is running).
Triggered by @esloofhis post on Freesco 0.4.3, I wanted to create such router into a VM, but for version 0.4.4. I also wanted to move it to a virtual disk so I could make an OVF and do multiple deploys. While trying to get this to work after a few hours, I finally found a really fast and reliable method to do it myself in like 10 minutes (and so can you after reading this manual).
What do you need?
- freesco, get it from here (download the ZIP) - ext2-0.4.4-lewis.pkg get it from here
I received a link to this: VMware Technical Journal. Also @duncanyb also blogged about this one already. However, I want to stress how cool this document actually is!
Like: did you know VMware developed a tool called vmtar. A normal TAR is unaligned and vmtar makes sure the files inside the tar are aligned. Why do we care? Well, as the tar holding the core which makes ESXi tick are loaded into memory, some 'writable' files are copied to ramdisk. So the ramdisk and the tar are both in memory and somewhat the same. And there we have Transparent Page Sharing, optimizing the memory. If we didn't had vmtar, the tar files would be unaligned and TPS wasn't so effective - however, thanks to vmtar, TPS is more effective, saving more memory.