Aria Operations, vRealize Operations

VMware Explore Follow-up – Aria Operations and SNMP Traps

During one of my “Meet the Expert” sessions this year in Barcelona I was asked if there is an easy way to use SNMP traps as Aria Operations Notification and let the SNMP trap receiver decide what to do with the trap based on included information except for the alert definition, object type or object …

vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Log Insight Cloud

vRealize Log Insight and Direct Forwarding to Log Insight Cloud

Since the release of vRealize Log Insight 8.8, you can configure log forwarding from vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Log Insight Cloud without the need to deploy any additional Cloud Proxy. It is the Cloud Forwarding feature in Log Management, which makes it very easy to forward all or only selected log messages from your …

Dashboard, Super Metric, vRealize Operations

How vRealize Operations helps size new vSphere Clusters

In ESXi Cluster (non-HCI) Rightsizing using vRealize Operations I have described how to use vRealize Operations and the numbers calculated by the Capacity Engine to estimate the number of ESXi hosts which might be moved to other clusters or decommissioned. The corresponding dashboard is available via VMware Code. In this post, I describe the opposite …

vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight Daily Disk Consumption – Quick Tip

Recently I was asked how to quickly estimate the vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) data usage per day and I have checked several, more or less obvious, approaches. Usually, this question comes up when a customer is either re-designing the vRLI cluster or migrating to the vRealize Log Insight Cloud instance. To answer that question we …

vRealize Operations, vROps, Webhook

vRealize Operations and Telegram – Alerts on your Phone

As you all know vRealize Operations is a perfect tool to manage and monitor your SDDC and in case of issues vROps creates alerts and informs you as quickly as possible providing many details related to an alert. Without any additional customization, vRealize Operations displays the alerts in the Alerts tab. Sending alerts via email …

SaltStack

Salt Extension Modules for VMware – Quick How-To

My fellow colleague Vincent Riccio described here in his blog post the open-source SaltStack Modules that provide hooks into components such as VMware Cloud on AWS, NSX-T, and vSphere.These modules are a fantastic way to implement prescriptive configuration management across various VMware infrastructure components using the same solution as you should use for software and …

Super Metric, SuperMetric, vRealize Operations, vROps

Exclude “Aggregate” Instanced Metric using vRealize Operations Super Metric

As you know vRealize Operations is collecting tons of various metrics. Some of these metrics are so-called “Instanced Metrics” and disabled in the default configuration in newer vROps versions. A list of disabled instanced metrics for e.g. Virtual Machine object type is available here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Operations/8.6/com.vmware.vcom.metrics.doc/GUID-1322F5A4-DA1D-481F-BBEA-99B228E96AF2.html#disabled-instanced-metrics-18 If you need any of those metrics, you can enable …

JSON, vRealize Log Insight, Webhook

Quick Tip – Programmatically Update vRealize Log Insight Webhook Token

The Webhook feature in vRealize Log Insight is a great way to execute automation tasks, push elements in a RabbitMQ message queue or start any other REST operation. Many endpoints providing such REST methods require a token-based authentication, like the well-known Bearer Token. vRealize Automation is one example of such endpoints. It is pretty easy …

vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, vRLI, vROps

vCenter Events as vRealize Operations Alerts using vRealize Log Insight

As you probably know vRealize Operations provides several symptom definitions based on message events as part of the vCenter Solution content OOTB. You can see some of them in the next picture. These events are used in alert definitions to raise vReaalize Operations alarms any time one of those events is triggered in any of …

vRealize Operations, vROps

vRealize Operations AMQP Integration using Webhooks

With the version 8.4 vRealize Operations introduced the Webhook Outbound Plugin feature. This new Webhook outbound plugin works without any additional software, the Webhook Shim server becomes obsolet. In this post, I will explain how to integrate vRealize Operations with an AMQP system. For this exercise, I have deployed a RabbitMQ server but the concept …