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 …

Wavefront

Wavefront by VMware and Log Ingestion

Motivation In my last post, I have described how to ingest power consumption data provided by the vzlogger project into vRealize Log Insight and how to extract the actual metrics from the log message. That setup is working since days as expected but the primary use case for vRealize Log Insight is intelligent logging and …

vRealize Log Insight, vRLI

Energy Consumption Monitoring using SML Data and vRealize Log Insight

It all started with my last electricity bill. Shortly after I have recovered from the shock and made sure that I really do not have any aluminum smelter running in my basement, I decided, I need some kind of monitoring of my electric energy consumption. Insights into data is the first and probably most important step …

vRealize Operations, vROps

Monitoring vSphere HA and Admission Control Settings using vRealize Operations

vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA) and Admission Control ensure that sufficient resources are reserved for virtual machine recovery when a host fails. Usually, my customers are running their vSphere clusters in either N+1 or N*2 configurations reflected corresponding Admission Control settings In one of my previous blog posts, I have described how vRealize Operations helps with …