Create a Custom Report in vCenter Operations

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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

menu

Create a New Tabs

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Now I choice on of the Templates – Resources. Click and Drag to another column.

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Fill in the Tab Name. Click OK.

step4

We see the default reports, let’s custom it. Click a red cycle for edit the widget.

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Now you see another window, click “Add/Remove” like in the red cycle.

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Choice “Virtual Machine” in Resource Kinds and then “CPU Usage” in Metric Selector.

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In Metric Selector, choice “Usage (%)”. Double click on it then Save.

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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.

step9

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.

step10

Done. You can export your reports.

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One thought on “Create a Custom Report in vCenter Operations

    Ricco said:
    January 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    you left out the process to “export” to a report.

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