I deployed the Veeam management pack for System Center Operations Manager with a client on their site site yesterday to monitor VMware vSphere. It was my first production deployment of the solution. It was pretty simple:
- Deploy collectors
- Discover vCenter servers/hosts
- Run reports
Oh and the reports! There’s so many of them with lots of information. It’s a very nice management pack. And it accomplishes what the client wanted: they have visibility into VMware from System Center.
Does it work? Yeap; it detected read latency on a HBA, an oversubscribed VMFS volume (based on potential growth of thin VMDKs), and a full VMFS.