The VM uptime dashboard will keep track of any VMs that are currently down but has an uptime of more than 80% of the time for the last 30 days. A production VM should be up a majority of the time, therefore giving an uptime of over 80% for 30 days will eliminate a lot of VMs that are used for temporary testing, powered off majority of the time, VM templates, etc.
(Note you must have vROPS 8.2 for this to work)
- You will need to install and active the uptime supermetric which you can download here first https://code.vmware.com/samples?id=7421
- Next download and install the dashboard and view here https://code.vmware.com/samples?id=7476
If any production VMs are down you will see it listed here. As you can see in the sample, the VMs are currently in a Powered Off State and the VM has a high uptime in the last 30 days.
Select any of the VMs and you will see the uptime history in the graph below it. Use your mouse to hover when it went down to see exact dates and time when it went down.
How to Install the dashboard
To import in version 7.0 and above
First unzip the file you just downloaded, it will contain a dashboard and a view file
Go to Dashboards > Actions > Manage Dashboards
Hit the dropdown and select Import Dashboards. Import the Dashboard.zip file
Next to go Views > Dropdown > Import. Import the View.zip file