One of my colleagues asked me how to create custom reports in vCenter Operations. He need just a simple report but not provided in available reports (standard) in vCenter Reports. What he needs only CPU Usage Workload (%) for all virtual machines (more than 400 virtual machines), 2 column only, virtual machines name and CPU Usage Workload (%).
So, here is the step:
Open vCenter Operation Custom
Create a New Tabs
Now I choice on of the Templates – Resources. Click and Drag to another column.
Fill in the Tab Name. Click OK.
We see the default reports, let’s custom it. Click a red cycle for edit the widget.
Now you see another window, click “Add/Remove” like in the red cycle.
Choice “Virtual Machine” in Resource Kinds and then “CPU Usage” in Metric Selector.
In Metric Selector, choice “Usage (%)”. Double click on it then Save.
Or, before you save, maybe you need to filter the data. I need only for Power On Virtual Machines. I click “VM Entity Status”, then choice “PowerOn: all”. After that Save the widget.
Now you see another new column created. The last step I need to hide “Health and ID” column. Click the button in red cycle, choice “Columns” then uncheck the ID and Health.
Done. You can export your reports.