Automatically place ESXi hosts in maintenance in vROps using properties

This has come up in a number of discussions with customers and a few VMware field employees and hence I wanted to blog about this and use this as a standard answer going foward 🙂 Use Case – An administrator wants to disable alerts on a ESXi host which has been put into maintenance modeContinue reading “Automatically place ESXi hosts in maintenance in vROps using properties”

Ability to transfer the ownership of dashboards with vRealize Operations 7.0

There have been several amazing changes in the realm of dashboard management in vRealize Operations 7.0. The very first one in my list of favorites is the ability to transfer dashboard ownership. In the previous releases of vRealize Operations, one can create and share dashboards, however if a user must be removed from vRealize OperationsContinue reading “Ability to transfer the ownership of dashboards with vRealize Operations 7.0”

Using the compare to previous period option while troubleshooting with vRealize Operations

One of the less known feature of vRealize Operations is to visualize data patterns and compare them against previous time periods of same interval. This feature helps you to easily detect changes in behavior of a workload a.k.a anomalies which could be a result of an event leading to an underlying performance problem. Let’s explainContinue reading “Using the compare to previous period option while troubleshooting with vRealize Operations”

How to embed vRealize Operations dashboards for easy information sharing.

One of the most đź’–lovedđź’–feature of vRealize Operations 7.0 has been the new capability of sharing dashboards with URL. The following blogpost explains the options around dashboard sharing. In this post, I wanted to share a quick example on how you can use the embed feature of dashboard sharing. Use Case – The use case is prettyContinue reading “How to embed vRealize Operations dashboards for easy information sharing.”

Exclude filesystem partitions from alerts with vRealize Operations 6.7

With the release of vRealize Operation 6.7, one of the little less known feature around alerting capabilities is the exclusion of filesystem partitions from symptoms. Imagine you have a fleet of Windows of Linux Virtual Machines where you want to monitor the file system usage of the various logical partitions created by the guest operatingContinue reading “Exclude filesystem partitions from alerts with vRealize Operations 6.7”

My VMworld 2018 Plan.

As I type this I feel the guilt of not being able to blog for some time now. As most of you know, I have moved into the Product Management role for vRealize Operations, the role has sucked me into the wave of continuos enhancements which we are doing into the product. A tremendous amountContinue reading “My VMworld 2018 Plan.”

Using "Shrink Cluster" feature of vRealize Operations 6.7

vRealize Operations 6.7 comes with a new functionality which allows you to reduce the number of nodes in your vRealize Operations cluster. This feature of vRealize Operations is to meet the following use cases: 1. Scale up your vRealize Operations nodes to extra-large nodes – If you wish to scale down the number of nodesContinue reading “Using "Shrink Cluster" feature of vRealize Operations 6.7”

The return of the dark theme with vRealize Operations 6.7

With the recent release of vRealize Operations 6.7, one of a most awaited feature which has been re-introduced is the concept of themes. In the past releases of vROps, you could change the entire user interface into a Dark mode. This feature has been re-introduced and can be set by a user through preferences. ToContinue reading “The return of the dark theme with vRealize Operations 6.7”

Part 2 – vRealize Operations Federation Management Pack Dashboard Overview

In my previous post, we discussed the design, architecture, installation and configuration of the federation MP. In the second part, I will share the dashboards available with this management pack. These dashboards are targeted towards the Operations, Capacity and Compliance personas. To get more details about this management pack click here. Share and Spread the Knowledge!

Part 1 – Install and Configure vRealize Operations Federation Management Pack

VMware recently released the vRealize Operations Federation Management Pack. Since I see a number of folks asking about the new management pack, I thought it would be useful to have a video sries which can help you understand the use cases behind the vROps Federation Management Pack. This short video series will cover a numberContinue reading “Part 1 – Install and Configure vRealize Operations Federation Management Pack”