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 →

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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 →

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 →

Upgrading to vROps 6.5

vROps 6.5 has been in talks since the day it was released. In my last blog I shared information on what's new in vROps 6.5 so in this blog I'll be showing how to upgrade your existing vROps environment to 6.5 In order to upgrade to vROps 6.5 customer has to be atleast on version 6.2.x... Continue Reading →

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