The latest Fling Application from VMware Labs – vBenchmark
The download is about 450 Megs, and it’s packaged as an OVF file to distribute the appliance. The VM runs under Suse Linux Entreprise Servder SLES 11 (32bit).
The deployment process is a snap. In the vSphere client while connected to your vCenter you go: File > Deploy OVF Template > Locate your unzipped vBenchmark file and here you go. Two minuts later you’re running nice and clean dashboard where you can do some fabulous stuff:
- Retrieves metrics across one or multiple vCenter servers
- Allows inclusion or exclusion of hosts at the cluster level
- Allows you to save queries and compare over time to measure changes as your environment evolves
- Allows you to define your peer group by geographic region, industry and company size, to see how you stack up
vBenchmark measures the performance of a VMware virtualized infrastructure across three categories:
Efficiency: for example, how much physical RAM are you saving by using virtualization?
Operational Agility: for example, how much time do you take on average to provision a VM?
Quality of Service:for example, how much downtime do you avoid by using availability features?vBenchmark provides a succinct set of metrics in these categories for your VMware virtualized private cloud. Additionally, if you choose to contribute your metrics to the community repository, vBenchmark also allows you to compare your metrics against those of comparable companies in your peer group. The data you submit is anonymized and encrypted for secure transmission.Click on the image to see a larger view.
And here, a quick video from my Lab… -:)
Note the cool effects at the end of the video.. I don’t know how it’s done but it’s pretty cool…