Send vCenter statistics to Graphite/Grafana with PowerShell

In this article I’ll walk you through setting up VMPerf-To-Graphite PowerShell script written by Matthias and available on GitHub. This will provide the ability to graph metrics such as CPU memory, IOPS, read latency, and write latency on a per-VM basis. It’s extremely useful information that will provide insight for troubleshooting resource contention.¬†And the best part, it’s Open Source.

If you don’t already have Grafana and Graphite, see the article¬†Installing and configuring Grafana on Ubuntu. (more…)