In the vSphere client performance tab of a virtual machine you can monitor the CPU Wait time, but it’s counted for every vCPU and no percentage metric is provided. vCenter Operations can solve that problem for you.
I use USB flash drives to store all the little tools, scripts and config files i need to switch between Mac, Linux and Windows. A Macbook pro is my main notebook and because of that i use it to make regular automated sync’s of my USB flash drives to the local disk.
vCenter Operations provides different widgets to display the data collected from vCenter, storage systems or other data sources. Using the example of finding out which of the VMs in a vCenter are affected by high cpu ready % values i show you how to use heatmaps, metric graphs and data distribution widgets.
Earlier this year i have found two errors within the Get-DistributedSwitchPortGroup cmdlet from the book “The VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration”. The book is a great resource for automating vSphere environments and the scripts extend PowerCLI with the missing dvSwitch cmdlets and other useful stuff.