If you haven't noticed this already, the more you learn about VMware, the more you realize how much you don't know. At least that is how things have worked out for me. About two years ago, I created a technical presentation called "The Top 20 vCenter Metrics You Should Care About", which has brought insight to 1000's of VMware users. Little did I realize at the time this would be the beginning of a seemingly never-ending journey to fully understand the key performance metrics in vCenter.
Upon delivering the most recent iteration of this presentation for the New England VMUG last week, I looked upon some familiar faces from years past and began reflecting upon what new treats they would see and what led to these discoveries. Here are some of the thoughts that crossed my mind:
So, while the 20 most important metrics haven't changed – for the most part – our understanding of them and their usage continues to evolve.