When managing large scale environments, it is important to have a central source of synchronised data. As is that data is not very useful. To become readable and interpretable information the data must be laid out and aggregated in a particular way. Furthermore, tracking the progression of stats overtime is, perhaps, a more valuable source of information about the environment.
Reporting is one of many useful features that Prism Central provides to help you make the most of your HCI environment.
You can be very granular in what you choose to include from VMs all the way to clusters. Graphs and tables. You can customise the appearance of the report with brand logos. More importantly, you can schedule it to run and be sent regularly for review via email.
You can also group entities in the groups and review their performance as one. What if you wanted to look at performance or resources utilisation of VMs grouped by applications rather than one by one? You can.
Remember, there are also predefined views that not only include past stats but also runway projections. Now you are empowered to begin that conversation about expanding much-needed cluster resources.
Give it a go and tell us what you think.
For step-by-step instructions on how to create, edit, run and schedule reports see