Virtualization Administrators generally interact with ESX via vCenter or the command line. With either option, sharing information can be troublesome because the data is not timely or is visually unappealing.
We wanted to build a VMware status dashboard to surface information from a VMware virtualization stack in real-time, make it visually appealing, and make sure it doesn’t require any significant investment by the Virtualization Administrator to maintain.
Dashboard Server from SquaredUp solves a significant problem for VM Administrators by helping them deliver information with a tool they already know: PowerCLI.
By leveraging the PowerShell PowerCLI modules, VM Administrators can quickly share information with their customers or managers. This sample, VMware status dashboard demonstrates how quickly and easily Administrators can pull data out of vCenter and display it securely and effortlessly, using SquaredUp’s PowerShell tile.
The dashboard contains data from the vCenter host and VM objects. The tiles are mixed visually for display and impact purposes. The purpose behind this dashboard is to provide a starting point for the Virtualization administrator to customize the dashboard for their specific use-case. For example, the dashboard could be tailored to show environment statistics for management or focused on one particular application or cluster.
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