ROI Dashboard for vRealize Operations 8.1 and Cloud

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Use this vRealize Operations to view total cost of ownership, potential savings, and optimization costs. View cost breakdown by cost drivers, capacity used, and datacenter as well as tracking for server depreciation. More details on using this dashboard is available in the ROI Dashboard for vRealize Operations blog post.

Dashboard

Dashboard

Installation

  1. Install the Reclaimable Resources Details Dashboard for vRealize Operations dashboard according to the instructions on the dashboard page.
  2. Install the VM Rightsizing Details Dashboard for vRealize Operations dashboard according to the instructions on the dashboard page. Refer to the Rightsizing VMs with vRealize Operations blog post for a more detailed explanation of this dashboard.
  3. Install the Reclaimable Hosts Dashboard for vRealize Operations dashboard according to the instructions on the dashboard page.
  4. Import the super metrics at Administration / Configuration / Super Metrics / Import Super Metric
    Import Super Metric
  5. Click Browse... then select the file named supermetric.json
  6. For each Super Metric listed in the Super Metrics section, click on the vertical kebab and select edit.
    Policy Metrics
  7. Enable the Super Metric for each Policy shown in the Enable in a Policy stage of the wizard. Policy Library
  8. Repeat the previous 2 steps for the remaining Super Metrics listed in the Super Metrics section.
  9. Import the view at Dashboards / Views / Import...
    Import View
  10. Click Browse... then select the file named Views.zip
  11. The included views are listed in the Views section
  12. Import the dashboard at Dashboards / Actions / Manage Dashboards / Import Dashboards
    Import Dashboard
  13. Click Browse... then select the file named Dashboard.zip
  14. The dashboard should now be available in in the dashboard list
    Dashboard List
  15. The included dashboards are listed in the Dashboards section
  16. Data should start showing after the first cost calculation completes. Cost calculations run daily at 9 PM appliance time, which is UTC by default.
  17. After a few days, the charts should start filling in as shown in the dashboard screenshot.

Dashboards

Dashboard Name Dashboard Path
Return on Investment Shared Dashboards (GBrandon)/Cost

Views

View Name Name on Dashboard View Type
Cost Drivers Diagram Reclaimable Hosts Detail List

Super Metrics

Super Metric Name Object Type
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Owned) vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Owned) Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Owned) Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Owned) Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Leased) vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Leased) Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Leased) Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Hardware (Leased) Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Host OS License vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Host OS License Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Host OS License Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Host OS License Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Maintenance vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Maintenance Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Maintenance Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Maintenance Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Facilities vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Facilities Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Facilities Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Facilities Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Server Labor vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Server Labor Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Labor Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Server Labor Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Network vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Network Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Network Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Network Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - Storage vSphere World
Cost Drivers - Storage Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Storage Datacenter
Cost Drivers - Storage Cluster Compute Resource
Cost Drivers - VM Direct Costs vSphere World
Cost Drivers - VM Direct Costs Custom Datacenter
Cost Drivers - VM Direct Costs Datacenter
Cost Drivers - VM Direct Costs Cluster Compute Resource
Cost of Compute Capacity Remaining vSphere World
Cost of Compute Capacity Used vSphere World
Cost of Storage Capacity Remaining vSphere World
Cost of Storage Capacity Used vSphere World
Number of Fully Depreciated Servers vSphere World
Number of Fully Depreciated Servers Custom Datacenter
Number of Fully Depreciated Servers Datacenter
Number of Fully Depreciated Servers Cluster Compute Resource
Potential Savings and Optimization Opportunities vSphere World
Total Cost of Ownership with Potential Savings and Optimizations vSphere World
Total Potential Savings vSphere World
Total Potential Savings Custom Datacenter
Total Potential Savings Datacenter
Total Potential Savings Cluster Compute Resource
Total Server Purchase Cost vSphere World
Total Server Purchase Cost Custom Datacenter
Total Server Purchase Cost Datacenter
Total Server Purchase Cost Cluster Compute Resource
Total Server Accumulated Depreciation vSphere World
Total Server Accumulated Depreciation Custom Datacenter
Total Server Accumulated Depreciation Datacenter
Total Server Accumulated Depreciation Cluster Compute Resource
Total Server Remaining Depreciation vSphere World
Total Server Remaining Depreciation Custom Datacenter
Total Server Remaining Depreciation Datacenter
Total Server Remaining Depreciation Cluster Compute Resource
VMs Remaining (Average VM Size) vSphere World

Support

This dashboard requires vRealize Operation 8.1 Advanced or Enterprise edition or vRealize Operations Cloud.

Please open an issue for feedback.

Changelog

2020-05-20

  • Initial release

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