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					Housekeeping Utilities for VMware
                     Housekeeping defined

    Housekeeping is preparing meals for oneself and family and
    the managing of other domestic concerns. It is also the care
    and control of property ensuring its maintenance and proper
    use and appearance. A caretaker or janitor does
    housekeeping. In a private home a woman is employed to do
    the housekeeping.

    Reference Wikipedia – 1961 Websters Third New International Dictionary

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Monitoring Required in a Virtual World

    Free space of Datastores
    Free space of Service Consoles
    List of orphaned snapshots
    List of long running snapshots
    Failed (automatic) VMotions
    VMware tools running in hosts
    Size of VC database
    Monitor CPU READY (ms) or CPU %READY per VM per host
    Monitor %CPU BUSY percentages per VM per host
    Monitor network and disk I/O usage per VM per Host
    Monitor service console memory swap usage
    Monitor VM balloon memory and swap usage
    Host downtime reporting
    Server hardware faults (power supplies, fans, IO cards, disks, CPUs, RAM)
    SAN hardware faults (disks and vendor specific)
Virtual Management tasks we need to know
   Create a new virtual machine                        Migrate (VMotion) a virtual machine between
   Place a new virtual machine within the virtual       ESX Server hosts in the same ESX cluster.
    infrastructure into a Production state. This        Build an ESX server.
    may be identical to the physical server             Add an ESX server into an existing ESX
    commissioning procedure.                             cluster.
   Place an ESX server into and then out of            Migrate a virtual machine between ESX
    maintenance mode, migrating the guests onto          Server hosts in the different ESX clusters (i.e.
    other ESX Server hosts.                              between datacenters).
   Contact VMware for support. It should include       Confirm that a SAN link is active, to be used
    contact information and specify contact              after a SAN link has failed and been restored.
    methods as well as means of collecting
    information.                                        Confirm that a network link is active, to be
   Add a LUN to an existing ESX server cluster.         used after a network link has failed and been
   Patch a template used for creating virtual          Enable the network group to troubleshoot user
    machines.                                            reported network / performance issues.
   Create a snapshot of a virtual machine.             Backing up/restoring VMs (VM-level and file-
   Restore the virtual machine state to its             level).
    previous state at the start of the snapshot.        Backing up/restoring VirtualCenter database.
   Investigating user reported virtual machine         Backing up/restoring license server files (or
    performance issues. What to check and how            keys).
    to respond.
   Add a disk to an existing virtual machine.          Restoring VirtualCenter Server.
   Expand the size of an existing disk for a           Restoring ESX hosts.
    virtual machine.
   Shrink a disk used by a virtual machine.
   Remove a disk from a virtual machine.
   Decommission a virtual machine.
Tools for your toolbox

VI3 Snaphunter & Snapalert can report all running snapshots on ESX hosts
    including name, size and date.
Storage VMotion Plug-in – A VI client plug-in that extends the client’s functionality
    by providing an integrated , graphical tool that can be used to invoke storage
    VMotion operations
VMotion info - A program that will collect Vendor, Model, CPU Types and the CPU
   feature bits from all hosts to check for VMotion compatibility
Tripwire ConfigCheck – Quickly assesses the security of ESX 3.5 configurations
    compared to the VI3 Security Hardening guidelines.
Health Check Script – Healthcheck is a Powershell script that reports information
   like snapshots, VMware tools version, datastore space, CDROM and/or floppy
   drives connected, VM details etc. to HTML and e-mail the output.
RVTools – is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy
   drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores and health checks
KS QuickConfig – GUI to help create ESX build scripts
vSphere Upgrade

 vCenter upgrade
  Backup database and SSL certificates
  Database schema upgrade occurs before vCenter upgrade
  New vSphere client
  License server no longer required
 Host Upgrade
  vSphere Host Update Utility
  vCenter Update Manager (create server baselines)
  Offline upgrade via script
  No VMFS upgrade required
  rollback-to-esx3 script
  cleanup-esx3 script
 Virtual Machine upgrade
  Must upgrade VMware tools before upgrading virtual hardware
  Windows requires three reboots
  Version 7 VMs created by default with version 4 available by using the custom
vCenter Data Recovery

   Fast Disk-based backup and recovery
   Deployed as a Virtual Machine appliance with a VI
    Client plug-in
   Restore individual files or entire images
   File level full and incremental backup
   VSS support
   Multiple restore points for each virtual machine
   HA, VMotion and DRS aware
   De-duplicated backup store
   Supports any type of storage, FC, iSCSI, NAS or
    local storage
   Wizard driven workflow
vCenter Data Recovery

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vCenter CapacityIQ

 Capacity management solution for
 VMware vCenter, enabling users to
 analyze, forecast, and plan capacity
 needs of their virtual datacenter

   Benefits
     Deliver the right capacity at the right time
     Make informed planning, purchasing, and
      provisioning decisions
     Enable capacity to be utilized most efficiently
      and cost-effectively
   Key Features
     Perform “What-If” impact analysis to model
      effect of capacity changes
     Identify and reclaim unused capacity
     Forecast timing of capacity shortfalls and needs
CapacityIQ: Overview

                       Analysis Engine

                                             Capacity Dashboard

               VM Profiling       Capacity

                                              Virtual Datacenter
                                                Capacity Plan
     vCenter            Capacity
    Database           Management
CapacityIQ: Screenshots
CapacityIQ: Screenshots
CapacityIQ: Screenshots
CapacityIQ: Screenshots
vCenter Chargeback

 Account, monitor, and report on costs
 associated with your virtual infrastructure

    Improve Resource Utilization: By associating costs
     to VM’s many of the “free” VM’s will go away, freeing
     up resources for higher priorities
    Optimization of Budgets: Business units can
     understand how much they are paying for resources
     and how much goes to unused, allowing them to
     optimize resource consumption & costs

Key Features
    Fixed, allocation, and utilization based costing
    Charge different amounts for tiers of infrastructure
    Schedule reports & email results
vCenter Chargeback: Overview

         Cost Accounting & Monitoring

                                                     Cost Configuration

                                                    Web Browser
          Cost          Chargeback
         Modeling        Hierarchy


                Chargeback                            Reports/Bills
                                        3rd Party
vCenter Chargeback: Screenshots
vCenter Chargeback: Screenshots
vCenter Chargeback: Screenshots
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