A while back I wrote a blog post at the House of Brick technical blog that details talking points and reasons for why your DBAs need vCenter access when their mission-critical servers have been virtualized. Over the last year, this single post has become quite popular. As a follow up to this post, I have a new post on how to grant the DBAs this particular level of access, as well as ways the DBAs can query the vCenter database directly to start to mine performance statistics. It is located here:
These queries are loosely based on Jonathan Kehayias’s post on querying the VMware vCenter database, located here. Thanks Jon for sharing the knowledge!