What is vBenchmark?
vBenchmark is a tool from VMware and is a simple to use tool that measures VMware virtual environments looking into how much physical RAM you are saving by virtualising your servers, provision time for a server, what is HA, storage v-motion, v-motion doing for you from a downtime savings perspective.
It can obtain performance metrics across one or multiple vCenter servers
What can it do for me?
It can give you a view of what going virtual as a business decision is doing for you, it is good for justifying the decision to move to a virtualised environment – cost savings on hardware is the first and most prominent benefit that virtualisation can offer not to mention the green factor. vBenchmark gives you figures\statistics from a resources and business perspective.
What does it look like?
I set vBenchmark up on my laptop as a virtual machine to take a look at the interface. Whilst my laptop isn’t the most performance system around, it did give me ability to gain an overview of the tool.
The web interface
Where can I get it from
Overall, a very useful tool provided you have historical data in your VCDB to populate it. It works brilliantly and can assist in trending\future proofing your virtual environment.