vROps dashboard for Idle VMs

Recently there was a request from one of customer to have some mechanism to capture idle VM information from their infrastructure. However this information is part of Efficiency tab of vROps but there are some points which needs to be considered before coming to conclusion. Ideally Efficiency tab calculates average utilization of resources based upon... Continue Reading →

Create “VM Info” Dashboard

With growing virtualization one major challenge which many customer experience is how to segregate if a performance issues is caused due to infrastructure un-availability or resource contention. Such situation comes when application team complains about poor performance of their server (VMs) and we start our investigations. In such situation the first landing platform for any administrator will... Continue Reading →

vROps 6.6 – Workload Balance

With the release of latest  vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 there are many new features which came along with it. Now customer can get more OOTB functionalities which were not available in its earlier releases.  Some of the new features available in 6.6 version are: Simplified usability and faster time to value capabilities: New HTML5 user... Continue Reading →

List VS Trend View in vROPs

Recently I was approached by a customer looking for a question that they are capturing a specific metrics (VirtualDisk: Aggregate of all Instance | Commands Per Seconds) using vROps view in their environment. Now they wanted to understand how different are the values in terms of using a view List vs Trend and which one to use... Continue Reading →

PowerShell script for ESXi hardening

With each release of VMware new hypervisor vmware releases its security hardening guide. It contains various best practices according to which customers need to set up their environment. However not all the customer (I know) follow all the best practice steps - because sometimes their environment doesn't allow them to make certain changes  or due to... Continue Reading →

PowerCLI for vROps – Getting started

PowerCLI or PowerShell scripting is a great way to automate day-to-day tasks as well as performing complex operations. There are large number of customers who extensively use PowerCLI within their vSphere environment to fetch various infrastructure related details. One can write a simple script to get VM, Datastore, Cluster and many more results within no time.... Continue Reading →

Using vROps (6.5) Custom Group for troubleshooting

Recently I came across a situation where one of my customer was troubleshooting cluster performance issue using vROps (6.2) and they were stuck at the point where predefined metrics were available and they had to check relevant information from available  options. That's when I realized how important is Creating Custom Group functionality which was introduced with vROps 6.5 So... Continue Reading →

PowerShell script to collect VM Snapshot details

Snapshots are the most widely used features in vSphere environment. Ever since this feature was introduced  by VMware it has been popular among customers. But many a times VM level snapshots are mislead with virtual machine backup which creates lot of performance issues and administrators have to spend numerous hours to fix it. Refer to VMware KB 1015180 for... Continue Reading →

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