The Datastore Utilization dashboard is a quick and easy way to identify storage provisioning, and utilization patterns in a virtual infrastructure.

The dashboard has a standard datastore sizes to ensure you can easily manage storage in your virtual environments. The heatmap on this dashboard plots each and every datastore monitored by vRealize Operations Manager and groups them by clusters.

The utilization pattern of these datastores is depicted by colors, where grey represent an underutilized datastore, red represents a datastore running out of disk space and green represents an optimally used datastore. By selecting a datastore, you can see the past utilization trend and forecasted usage. The view within the dashboard lists all the virtual machines running on the selected datastore and you can reclaim storage used by large virtual machines snapshots or powered off VMs.

You can use the vRealize Operations Manager action framework to quickly reclaim resources by deleting the snapshots or unwanted powered off VMs.

You can use thevRealize Operations Manager action framework to quickly reclaim resources by deleting the snapshots or unwanted powered off VMs.

Datastore Capacity and Utilization: Use this widget to find out which datastores are overused and which ones are underused. You can also find out whether the datastores are of equal size. When you select a datastore from this widget, the dashboard is automatically populated with the relevant data.

VMs in the Selected Datastore: Use this widget to view a list of VMs based on the datastore you select. You can also view relevant details such as whether the VMs are powered on and the size of the snapshot if any.

Usage Trend of Selected Datastore: Use this widget to find out the trends in capacity used by a selected datastore as against the total capacity available.

All Shared Datastores in the Environment: Use this widget to view a list of datastores that are shared in your environment. The information displayed in this widget helps you make an informed decision about whether you have to rebalance the capacity of the datastores based on usage.