VMware on AWS – What’s in the box

Earlier this year I wrote a blog on VMware & AWS initial service offerings and it was well received by the community. Now that idea has matured in the form of a GA product and with VMWorld 2017 VMware will be starting this offer for customers. So let's discuss a little bit on what will... Continue Reading →

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VMware vROps Specialist Exam (2VB-602) Experience

Last month VMware has finally released vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist exam (2VB-602). Going by the quote "VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist is a technical professional who plans, manages and helps scale software-defined data center (SDDC) and multi-cloud environments through unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimization. The badge holder helps organizations streamline and... Continue Reading →

Install EPops agent on AIX System

Recently I was approached by my customer where they wanted to monitor their existing AIX server via vROps. Since vROps claims to monitor any environment as long as it is supported within the matrix so I asked customer about their end goal as what are they looking to monitor from their AIX platform. The outcome... Continue Reading →

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 →

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