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Foglight for VMware 6.0.0 - User Guide

Using Foglight for VMware
Introducing the virtual infrastructure Navigation basics Interacting with Foglight for VMware VMware Performance Agent configuration
Reference
Views
VMware Alarms views VMware Explorer views VMware Modeler views VMware VirtualCenter views VMware Environment views Other views
Rules
Agent Rules Cluster Rules Datacenter Rules Datastore Rules Resource Pool Rules ESX Server Rules VirtualCenter Rules Virtual Machine Rules VMW Stale Data Management Rule Virtual Switch Rules
Appendix: Alarm Messages Appendix: Metrics

VMW Resource Pool Network IO

This rule monitors for spikes and dramatic drops in network IO for a resource pool.

VMWResourcePool

Table 213. Rule Definition

The network usage is no more than 2.2 standard deviations (NumSTDevs) from the mean network usage.

Normal

None

The network usage is more than 2.2 but no more than 2.8 standard deviations from the mean network usage.

Warning

None

The network usage is more than 2.8 standard deviations from the mean network usage.

Critical

None

The views listed in Rules , in addition to the Resource Pools Relationship Tree view

VMW Resource Pool Percent Ready

This rule fires an alarm to report that when a virtual machine within the resource pool is requesting CPU cycles from the ESX Server on which it is running, it is not receiving them some percentage of the time. This will impact performance on the virtual machine.

VMWResourcePool

Table 214. Rule Definition

When the virtual machine requests CPU cycles, it is only not receiving them 2 percent or less of the time.

Normal

None

When the virtual machine requests CPU cycles, it is not receiving them greater than 2 percent but no greater than 8 percent of the time.

Warning

None

When the virtual machine requests CPU cycles, it is not receiving them greater than 8 percent but no greater than 12 percent of the time.

Critical

Send email to VMware administrator

When the virtual machine requests CPU cycles, it is not receiving them greater than 12 percent of the time.

Fatal

Send email to VMware administrator

The views listed in Rules , in addition to the Resource Pools Relationship Tree view

ESX Server Rules

This section lists and describes the ESX Server rules.

Rules in this section:

VMW ESX Host Connected - No metrics rule

This rule monitors ESX hosts that are powered on, connected, not in maintenance mode, yet do not return performance metrics.

VMWESXServerMemory

Table 215. Rule Definition

ESX hosts are connected and returning performance metrics.

Normal

None

An ESX host is in an unknown state. It is powered on and connected, but it is not returning any response from requests for performance metrics.

Critical

Send email to VMware administrator

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