Alerting, Aria Automation, Aria Operations, Aria Orchestrator, vRA, vRealize Operations

Automated Workflows using VMware Aria Operations SNMP Trap Plugin

SNMP, likely one of the oldest protocols in OSI Layer 7, is still used today in the monitoring environments and offers a very simple way, with SNMP traps, to send messages from one system to another to trigger an action. This action could involve executing an automated workflow. In this post, I describe how the …

Aria Operations, Integration SDK

VMware Aria Operations Integration SDK – Part 1 – Installation

The VMware Aria Operations Management Pack Builder is an independent appliance designed for crafting personalized management packs compatible with Aria Operations. This tool offers no-code approach to seamlessly integrate data from external APIs, empowering you to augment VMware and third-party resources by adding new Data, Relationships, and Events effortlessly. However, there are sometimes data sources …

Alerting, Aria Operations, Aria Operations for Logs, vRLI, vROps

VMware Aria Operations for Logs Alerts as Symptoms in Aria Operations

As is likely known to everyone, the integration between VMware Aria Operations and Aria Operations for Logs involves forwarding alarms generated in Aria Operations for Logs to Aria Operations. If the integration has also established the link between the origin of the log message that triggered the alarm and the object in Aria Operations, the …

Aria Operations for Logs, vRealize Log Insight

Aria Operations for Logs – Fields as Part of Alert Title – Quick Tip

As described in the official VMware Aria Operations for Logs (formerly know as vRealize Log Insight) documentation, you can customize alert names by including a field in the formatĀ ${field name}. For example in the following alert definition which will be triggered by VM migration operations the title will contain the name of the user who …

Aria Operations, Super Metric, SuperMetric, Sustainability, vRealize Operations, vROps

Energy Data at Datacenter Level using VMware Aria Operations

As you all probably know, VMware Aria Operations is providing several energy consumption and sustainability related data at different levels. From the power usage of a single Virtual Machine up to the aggregated data at the vSphere Cluster (Cluster Compute Resource) level. What we are missing, at least as of today, are similar aggregated metrics …

Aria Operations, Management Pack Builder, REST, Sustainability

Effortless Energy Savings – Air Conditioning Control with VMware Aria Operations

In a series of recent blog posts, I’ve delved into the fascinating realm of VMware Aria Operations, uncovering its remarkable capabilities in analyzing energy consumption, energy costs, and carbon emissions attributed to diverse elements within a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Beyond just elucidating these features, I’ve also spotlighted the seamless integration of Aria Operations …

Aria Operations, Content, Super Metric, SuperMetric, telegraf, vROps

Multiple Metrics with Aria Operations Telegraf Custom Scripts

When using VMware Aria Operations, integrating telegraf can significantly enhance your monitoring capabilities, provide more extensive and customizable data collection, and help ensure the performance, availability, and efficiency of your infrastructure and applications. Utilizing the telegraf agent you can run custom scripts in the end point VM and collect custom data which can then be …

Aria Operations, Dashboard, vRealize Operations, vROps

Checking SSL/TLS Certificates using Aria Operations – Update

In my article “Checking SSL/TLS Certificate Validity Period using vRealize Operations Application Monitoring Agents” published in 2020, I have described how to check the remaining validity of SSL/TLS certificates using Aria Operations, or to be more specific, using vRealize Operations 8.1 and 8.2 back in the days. I did not expect this post to be …

Aria Operations, Content, Sustainability, vRealize Operations, vROps

Fixing “Virtual Machine Power Metrics Display in mW” using Aria Operations

In the VMware Aria Operations 8.6 (previously known as vRealize Operations), VMware introduced pioneering sustainability dashboards designed to display the amount of carbon emissions conserved through compute virtualization. Additionally, these dashboards offer insights into reducing the carbon footprint by identifying and optimizing idle workloads. This progress was taken even further with the introduction of Sustainability …

Aria Operations, Dashboard, Super Metric, SuperMetric, Sustainability

VMware Aria Operations – Custom Energy Consumption Dashboards

In today’s global landscape, sustainability has become an imperative priority for organizations worldwide. Executives at every level are fully dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint across all aspects of their operations and seeking innovative ways to achieve their environmental objectives. VMware plays a pivotal role in assisting customers in making significant advancements towards reducing energy …