Category: vROps

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 …

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 …

Dashboard, vRealize Operations, vROps

Checking SSL/TLS Certificate Validity Period using vRealize Operations Application Monitoring Agents

In my 2019 article “Checking SSL/TLS Certificate Validity Period using vRealize Operations and End Point Operations Agent” on VMware Cloud Management Blog (https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2019/05/checking-ssl-tls-certificate-validity-period-using-vrealize-operations-and-end-point-operations-agent.html) I have described how to check the remaining validity of SSL/TLS certificates. The method back then was to utilize the End Point Operations Agents. Since vRealize Operations 7.5 new Application Monitoring capabilities …

Content, vRealize Operations, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vROps, vRSLCM

vRealize Operations Content Management – CD Pipeline – Part 1

vRealize Operations provide a wide range of content OOB. It gives the Ops teams a variety of dashboards, view, alerts etc. to run and manage their environments. Sooner or later, in most cases rather sooner than later, vROps users will create their own content. It might be completely new dashboards or maybe just adjusted alert …

vRealize Operations, vRO, vROps

Self-Healing with vRealize Operations and vRealize Orchestrator

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator provides the ability to execute vRO workflows as part of the alerting and remediation process in vROps. The vRO workflows can be executed manually or automatically. With this solution it is easy to implement sophisticated self-healing workflows for your vROps managed environment. In this blog post I …

vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, vRLI, vROps

vRealize Operations and Logging via CFAPI and Syslog

Without any doubt configuring vRealize Operations to send log messages to a vRealize Log Insight instance is the best way to collect, parse and display structured and structured log information. In this post I will explain the major differences between CFAPI and Syslog as the protocol used to forward log messages to a log server …

Dashboard, vRealize Operations, vROps

ESXi Cluster (non-HCI) Rightsizing using vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations with its four main pillars: Optimize Performance Optimize Capacity Troubleshoot Manage Configuration provides a perfect solution to manage complex SDDC environments. The “Optimize Performance” part of vRealize Operations provides a wide range of features like workload optimization to ensure consistent performance in your datacenters or VM rightsizing to reduce bottlenecks and ensure best …

Dashboard, vRealize Operations, vROps

How to Merge vROps Dashboards – Anatomy of the Content

Recently I was asked if it is possible to merge two, or generally speaking n different vRealize Operations Dashboards into one Dashboard. To answer that question and provide a procedure how to do it we need to inspect the internal structure of a vROps Dashboard. Anatomy of a vRealize Operations Dashboard As everyone knows vROps …

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How to Configure Applications Monitoring in vROps 8.0

Applications Monitoring is an exciting functionality in vRealize Operations. To start monitoring one of the twenty services currently supported by vROps, the vRealize Operations Application Remote Collector (ARC) needs to be deployed and configured in vROps. The Application Remote Collector is provided as OVA and the deployment process runs similarly to any other VMware OVA …

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Maintenance Mode for vRealize Operations Objects (Tags, Custom Attributes), Part 3

Part 1 and Part 2 of the “Maintenance Mode in vRealize Operations” blog series leveraged features and functionalities of vROps and vSphere which are directly related to ESXi maintenance to fulfil the requirements. What if you cannot use “Enter Maintenance Mode” in vCenter simply because there is no such option for e.g. Virtual Machines, Datastores …