Category: vRealize Operations

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, 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, 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, vRealize Operations, vROps

Aria Operations Heatmap Widget meets Custom Groups – Grouping by Property

The Aria Operations Heatmap Widget which is very often used in many Dashboards provides the possibility of grouping objects within the Heatmap by other related object types, like in the following screenshot showing Virtual Machines grouped by their respective vSphere Cluster. Problem description This is a great feature but the grouping works only using object …

Aria Operations, Dashboard, Uncategorized, vRealize Operations, vROps

How to detect Windows Blue Screen of Death using VMware Aria Operations

Problem statement Recently I was asked by a customer what would be the best way to get alerted by VMware Aria Operations when a Windows VM stopped because of a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) or a Linux machine suddenly quit working due to a Kernel Panic. Even if it looks like a piece of …

Aria Operations, Content, Dashboard, vRealize Operations, vROps

VMware Explore Follow-up 2 – Aria Operations Dashboard Permissions Management

Another question I was asked during my “Meet the Expert – Creating Custom Dashboards” session which I could not answer due to the limited time was: “How to manage access permissions to Aria Operations Dashboards in a way that will allow only specific group of content admins to edit only specific group of dashboards?“ Even …

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 …

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 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 …