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