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VMware Virtual SAN Observer

Contributor(s): Tom Walat

VMware Virtual SAN Observer is a tool to monitor performance of a VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) cluster. It features the ability to save statistics for an administrator or VMware support to troubleshoot issues.

VMware Virtual SAN Observer provides in-depth detail on characteristics of the physical disks in the VSAN cluster, including bandwidth,IOPS, cache hits and latency.

VMware Virtual SAN Observer requires a modern Web browser and Internet connection to download the various open-source components needed for it to run.

VMware Virtual SAN Observer comes with vSphere 5.5U1 vCenter Server as an experimental feature and is part of the Ruby vSphere Console command-line shell in both Windows and Linux vCenter Server.

This was last updated in September 2014

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To help us stay abreast of our VMware Virtual SAN we use the Monitoring VMware Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer White Paper. This let's us interpret the data output and information as the Virtual SAN Observer monitors and troubleshoots the system. This tool has helped with the overseeing of our VMware Virtual SAN. 
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