To monitor oversized and stressed virtual machines, and their memory use, you create a report template.

You create a report template with PDF and CSV output and add views and layout options to it.

Understand the concept of vRealize Operations Manager views. See Using vRealize Operations Manager Views.

Know the location of your corporate logo.

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In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click the Content icon and click Reports.

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On the Report Templates tab, click the plus sign to create a template.

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Enter Virtual Machines Report, the name for the template.

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Enter a meaningful description for the template.

For example, A template for oversized and stressed virtual machines, and their memory use.

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Click Views.

The currently configured views are available in the list. Views present collected information for an object in a certain way depending on the view type.

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In the search box, enter Virtual Machine.

The list is now limited to views where the name contains Virtual Machine.

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Double-click the views to add them to the template.

Option

Description

Virtual Machine Rightsizing CPU, Memory, and Disk Space

Monitors oversized VMs

Virtual Machine Recommended CPU and Memory Size

Monitors stressed VMs

The views appear in the main panel with a preview of randomly generated data.

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In the search box, enter VM.

The list is now limited to views where the name contains VM.

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Navigate to VMs Memory Usage (%) Distribution view, and double-click or drag the view to add it to the template.

The view appears in the main panel with a preview of randomly generated data.

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(Optional) In the main panel, drag the views up and down to reorder them.

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Click Formats and select the PDF and CSV check boxes.

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Click Layout Options and select the Cover Page and Footer check boxes.

Corresponding panes appear in main panel.

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In the Cover Page, panel click Browse and navigate to an image on your computer.

The default report size is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. The image is resized to fit the report front page.

The image uploads to a database. It is used for the cover page every time you generate a report from this template.

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Click Save.

Your report template is saved and listed on the Report Templates tab of the Content management tab.

Generate and download the report to verify the output. See User Scenario: Generate a Report