Hyper9 Saves The Day
We recently bought the Hyper9 capacity planning, reporting and monitoring solution for our VMware infrastructure and I quite soon made use of it to troubleshoot some problems reported to us like backups taking longer and databases being slower than normal.
In the 3par storage I could see that IO was unusually high of late.
Then I looked at the top-n datastores by IOPS and graphed them A huge jump for sharedstorage8, so I looked at its VMs and found the culprit VM.
Here it is against our big “Superhero” database and the vCenter server with the DB.
A lot of IO from a machine the owner thought was doing nothing!
Hyper9 is a pretty good tool for reporting, alerting and troubleshooting your VMware infrastructure, the query language is lucene based and this gives you lots of options in creating custom views and alerts.