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vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS): What It Is and Why You Should Use It

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Executive Summary

For years, vSphere has had alarms to let you know when things are above or below thresholds you specify. The problem is that these thresholds are static; you set a value and are notified if it is above that value, such as CPU utilization >75%. While useful, it can lead to many false alarms if you have a virtual machine (VM) that routinely exceeds that value or one that spikes to that value for a while during a batch-processing interval. Now, vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) lets the computer do what it does best: monitoring and alerting, figuring out what is "normal", and then notifying administrators when things are abnormal.

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