vScope Explorer is a free tool that assesses the performance health of all VMs in an environment, across data centers and from multiple vCenter servers, displaying any existing or developing issues in an easy-to-read heat map.
This allows a VM administrator to assess the performance health of all VMs in an environment on one screen. Mousing over a VM will show a pop up dialogue box with a brief description of the issue a VM is experiencing.
The analytics behind vScope Explorer run predictive models based on trending growth and usage patterns, forecasting when a resource is forecast to become scarce, or when performance problems based on resource shortages may occur.
This visualization ability allows a VM administrator to assess the capacity status for all hosts in an environment on one screen. Mousing over a host will show a pop up dialogue box with a brief description of the capacity status or forecasted issues a host may soon experience.
vScope Explorer installs as a single virtual appliance in OVF Format. The system requirements are:
- 4 vCPUs
- 8 GB of memory
- 64 GB of storage space
- VMware ESX 3.0 or vCenter 2.5 or higher.