During VMworld Barcelona 2013 VMware announced the bundling of vCenter Operations Manager with the Horizon View Suite, at no additional cost. In my opinion this awesome given that vCOps has helped me to troubleshoot View deployments numerous times.
vCOPS offers performance and operations management for deployments of any size, production monitoring, advanced problem warning, faster time to resolution and complete infrastructure coverage. The new vCOPS 5.8, also announced during VMworld, uses intelligent operations with policy-based automation, where the automation engine is self-learning and regulates and drives remediation actions continuously.
- Intelligent Operations – capacity management optimization, machine learning incidence avoidance and resolution, dynamic thresholds
- Policy-based Automation – self-learning automation engine, automated policy enforcement
- Unified Management – converged management (server-storage-network)
The new vCOPS for Horizon View integration (V4V) has improved scalability and support to multiple View instances due to a complete software architecture overhaul. In version 1.0 there was a single View Adapter Server that was responsible for collecting the View Topography, View Events and Desktop metrics connecting to each individual desktop using WMI calls, then it would also be responsible for sending the updates to the vCenter Operations Servers via Http posts. The remote WMI calls to the desktops were very expensive from time, network and cpu cycles perspective. I previously wrote about it at New VMware vCOps for Horizon View 1.5 Architecture DeepDive.
The video below demonstrates the power of V4V (vCOPs for View) user, session and infrastructure dashboards, PCoIP Statistics, Adapter Status and Custom Dashboards. Have fun!
This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.