IT Management: VMware vSphere Client for iPad Misses Bar

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-03-23
 
 
 

A-OKAY?

(Top) The VMware vSphere Client for iPad shows basic information about the virtual data center. (Bottom) The standard desktop client shows that there are performance problems that must be addressed, which are not shown on the iPad app.

A-OKAY?

Overview

Tapping on an ESX host shows physical machine details (top) and VMs (bottom).

Overview

Basic detail

Tapping the heartbeat icon in the upper right of the VM icon flips the tile to show basic performance data for that VM.

Basic detail

ESX Performance

Tapping the performance icon showed CPU, memory, disk and network usage for the selected ESX host in a trace report.

ESX Performance

Host Actions

Tapping the gear icon (top left) enabled me to put an ESX host into maintenance mode and also reboot the physical system.

Host Actions

Ping

VMware vSphere Client for iPad has a couple of handle tools—Ping and Trace Route—to make network troubleshooting easier from the iPad.

Ping

Search

Searching on "cam" resulted in all the VMs with "cam" in the name, a handy way to find systems quickly.

Search

Multiple VMs

It was possible to look at basic performance for several VMs at the same time.

Multiple VMs

Rocket Fuel