Several months ago one of my students (Jan-Peter Klijn) showed me a real nifty application called QlikView, it’s a program that makes it possible to retrieve and assimilate data from different sources. Once loaded into the program, the data is presented in a way that is easy to understand and work with. To make selections in QlikView, you don’t need any previous knowledge of databases or search routines: you simply click on the item of which you want to know more. The clicked item turns green, and the program immediately presents all the items associated with the selected one. Graphics and tables can be created to get an even better overview of data. Any graphic or table can be printed or exported to other programs.
I’ve managed to connect QlikView with the vCenter database and within minutes, I was able to create some great “Real Time” reports. I’ve created a Jing movie which demos the configuration and report creation. QlikView is free for personal use, you can get it here.Continue reading "Data Mining the vCenter Database with QlikView" »