Monitoring VMs in Ops Manager

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This topic describes how to check and monitor current VM status in VMware Tanzu Operations Manager (Ops Manager).

For a complete guide to monitoring VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs), see Monitoring TAS for VMs.

Monitoring VMs Using the Ops Manager Interface

To view monitoring information:

  1. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  2. Click any product tile.

  3. Select the Status tab.

Screenshot of the Pivotal Elastic Runtime Installation Dashboard. The image shows the 'Status' tab selected with two example jobs.

The columns display the following information:

VM Data Point Details
Job Each job represents a component running on one or more VMs that Ops Manager deployed.
Index For jobs that run across multiple VMs, the index value indicates the order in which the job VMs were deployed. For jobs that run on only one VM, the VM has an index value of 0.
IPs IP address of the job VM.
CID Uniquely identifies the VM.
Load Avg15 CPU load average over 15 minutes.
CPU Current CPU usage.
Memory Current memory usage.
Swap Swap file percentage.
System Disk System disk space usage.
Ephem. Disk Ephemeral disk space usage.
Pers. Disk Persistent disk space usage.
Logs Download link for the most recent log files.

As of Ops Manager 3.0.3, it is possible to directly download logs for instances and instance groups from the Status page for a product tile. The logs column for each instance group contains two links (see image below): the first link retrieves logs for the instance, the second retrieves logs for the entire instance group. Clicking either link will show a loading icon as logs are queued for download. When the logs are ready for download, the icon changes to a download link. As in prior Ops Manager versions, log files may also be downloaded from the “Logs” tab.

alt="The Pivotal Elastic Runtime Installation Dashboard. The image shows the 'Status' tab selected with an example of the log download links appearing in versions Ops Manager 3.0.3 and above."

Ops Manager VM Disk Space

Ops Manager stores its logs on the Ops Manager VM in the /tmp directory.

Note: The logs collect over time and do not self-delete. To prevent the VM from running out of disk space, clear the log entries from /tmp by restarting the VM.