In our last post we discussed the VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly AVI), today we'll explore Management Pack for NSX-T. For a quick review of VMware NSX, check this video.
The latest version of the NSX-T management pack is 8.12.1 and contains three dashboards, four views, 290+ alerts, and more.
Once installed, configure an adapter instance by pointing it at your NSX Manager.
A few things to note here:
If you have multiple NSX Managers, configure an adapter instance per target, pointed at the VIP or FQDN/IP of NSX-T Manager.
Exclude Resources allows you to exclude NSX-T objects from being monitored.
Exclude Services allows you to exclude NSX-T
You can import NSX Manager alerts if you'd like, making all notifications from Aria Operations itself.
There are three dashboards:
NSX-T Configmax Metrics
The next release promises to have several more advanced dashboards, but here's one I built showing NSX-T Logical Router performance.
There are over 300 Alerts defined by the NSX-T Management Pack, some defined within Aria Operations, others consumed from NSX Manager itself.
More to come on the NSX-T Management Pack this quarter. For a list of all available management packs go here.