In this second part of a "series-in-series" of blogs about [vSphere performance monitoring](/vsphere-performance) we'll take a new and closer look at the Telegraf agent from InfluxData and the vSphere plugin that's available, and discuss some best practices
It's been three years since I started writing about how we can pull vSphere performance data and create our own realtime monitoring solution. In a series of blog posts I'm revisiting some of the parts, and discuss a few updates for both data pulling and visualization
Since 2018 I have been a [VMware vExpert](https://vexpert.vmware.com) and I must say that I am still proud and honoured of having earned that achievement. Now, YOUR chance to become a vExpert is here, as this year's second round of applications have been opened.
Last week I had an attempt at the vSAN Specialist exam (5V0-21.19) and I'm happy to say I passed. This was also my first exam done with the Pearson VUE remote proctoring option so I've written a few points on that as well