Purpose This is the second post on VMware Cloud Services specifically on Cloud Assembly(CAS). In this post I am going to talk about tags and inputs. As always, I will record a video on the same topics as well. This is for those friends who are more inclined towards visual learning than reading. I sincerely hope you find this post useful. Introduction Before I even start, let me clear few facts. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is going to be a series of posts deep diving on VMware Cloud Assembly Services (CAS). In this series I am going to talk about different aspects of VMware Cloud Assembly Services, e.g tags, projects, blueprints etc. As always, I will record a video on the same topics as well. This is keeping in mind of those friends who are more inclined towards visual learning than reading. I sincerely hope you find this series useful. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose I wrote a blog on Auto-Scaling and got many questions regarding that topic. Also, after the release of vRealize Automation 7.3.1 onwards, the workflows stopped working. So, this post has the answer to all those questions and the updated package which will work with vRealize Automation versions upwards from 7.3. Though this post mainly covers the answers to the questions, it contains information about the subject as a whole and can be further categorized into the following sub topics: Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Do you want to create custom dynamic groups in vROps which matches the tags created in vCenter server? You can do this manually, but you have large number of tags created. How to tackle that programmatically? This post covers the exact point. Read on to know how you can automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps server. These groups will match the tags created in vCenter server. Introduction: Last week I got a request from my friend Sunny Dua about a script which will automatically create custom groups in vROps server as per vCenter server tags. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It details what auto-scaling is and provides step by step guide on how you can build one using various VMware products. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At the same time, I explained how you can customize it according to your requirement. Introduction: A few weeks back I got the request from two of my colleagues for friends Luciano Gomes and Iwan (e1) Rahabok about a script which can push data into vRealize Operations Manager. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where you can get that script and how it needs to be run. Introduction: This python script uses the vROps python client to query and gather information directly from vROps server. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualised datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The less explored options are SNMP notifications and REST notifications plugins. So we should use REST notifications plugin over others and how can we do it? Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Did you ever wonder or faced the following questions from a customer regarding vRealize Operations Manager? Why the resource utilization metrics shown by OS and other monitoring tools does not match with those shown in vRealize Operations Manager? Why vRealize Operations Manager shows so many parameters and is complex to look at? Why the reclamation suggestions provided by vRealize Operations Manager does not align with other tools? Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Dear Reader, this is the second part of the vROPS for NSX post. In the earlier Part I post I have discussed about the installation and configuration of the PAK file in vROPs environment. In this part I am going to discuss the results of the configuration, i.e, what information we get from the solution. As could be seen in the earlier post, when we install this solution we get two adapters, Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Hello, my last post was about monitoring NSX environment using vRealize Network Insight. That is an amazing tool and a must have if you have NSX in your environment. In the meantime I thought of writing a post on using vRealize Operations (vRops) to monitor NSX environment. This is going to be a two part blog, where, in the first part I will cover the installation and configure portion and in the second part will explore the solution. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is the last one in the custom dashboard series. In part 1 of the series I had covered about what I wanted to achieve and the general structure of the dashboard. In the second part I covered how we actually built the custom dashboard and the user roles. In this part we will see the end result.Since I already mentioned that when logged in with Admin account I will be able to see more information that the end user. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose In the previous post I informed about the general structure of the dashboard. In this post I am going to go deeper and talk about how exactly I built the solution. For this I created a new dashboard by the name “Organization Details”. There is a very good and detailed blog by Jason Gaudreau on how to create a custom dashboard. So instead of re-inventing the wheel I have provided below a link to the blog. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose: Recently I had a request from a customer to build a custom Dashboard for vRealize Operations Manager for their environment. I thought of sharing my experience with you so that in the process I can show how to build a solution to a requirement. In doing so I will cover customization of vROps to a great extent. This is going to be a multi-part post. The requirement and environment is described below: Info-Standard Read More