Monitoring Virtual Machines in Pivotal Cloud Foundry
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This topic covers strategies for monitoring virtual machine (VM) status and performance in Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).
Click any product tile and select the Status tab to view monitoring information.
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.|
The Ops Manager stores its logs on the Ops Manager VM in the
Note: The logs collect over time and do not self-delete. To prevent the VM from running out of disk space, restart the VM to clear the
log entries from
To monitor VMs using the vSphere client:
- Connect to a vCenter Server instance using the vSphere client.
- Navigate to the Hosts And Clusters or VMs And Templates inventory view.
- In the inventory tree, select a virtual machine.
- Select the Performance tab from the content pane on the right.
VMware vSphere Server provides alarms that monitor VMs, as well as clusters, hosts, datacenters, datastores, networks, and licensing. To view preconfigured alarms, including disk usage alarms, related to a particular VM:
- In the vSphere client, select the VM you want to monitor.
- At the bottom left of the client window, click Alarms.
- If a VM starts to run out of disk space, an alarm appears in the bottom panel.
vCenter Operations Manager collects performance data from the virtual machines and disk drives in a deployment.
vCenter Hyperic specifically monitors operating systems, middleware, and applications.
Use vCenter Operations Manager and vCenter Hyperic to monitor the following services on the vCloud Director cells in your PCF deployment:
- vmware-vcd-watchdog: Watchdog service for the cell.
- vmware-guestd: VMware Tools service. Provides heartbeat, shutdown, restart, and custom script execution functionality.
- vmware-vcd-log-collection-agent: Log collection service for the cell.
- vmware-vcd-cell: vCloud services for the cell.