Part 7 – Changing/Disabling the vCOps User Interface Timeout Values!

Once you are done with the basic Admin UI configuration  as shown in the last article  you would want to move on to certain advanced settings which would require you to access the vCOps VMs using an SSH client such as Putty. In this post we will look at changing or disabling the timeout values ofContinue reading “Part 7 – Changing/Disabling the vCOps User Interface Timeout Values!”

Part 6 – Configuring vCenter Operations Manager Custom User Interface!

In the Part 5 of this series, we licensed the vCOps instance which we deployed. Now I will tell you about doing some basic configurations on the Admin User Interface of vCenter Operations Manager. Let’s begin by logging into the vCOps admin UI. 1- Open a web browser and login to vCOps Admin UI byContinue reading “Part 6 – Configuring vCenter Operations Manager Custom User Interface!”

Part 5 – Licensing vCenter Operations Manager!

In the last part of this series, I gave you instructions on how to do the first time registration of vCenter Operations Manager and integration of vCenter Server with vCOps. In this post we will have a look at the steps required to license the vCenter Operations Manager. While I will give you steps onContinue reading “Part 5 – Licensing vCenter Operations Manager!”

Part 4 – Configuring vCenter Operations Manager Post Deployment!

In my last post, I gave you step by step instructions on deploying the vCenter Operations Manager vAPP. Once the vAPP is powered on after deployment, you need to do the initial configuration on the vCOps Admin UI to have the vAPP integrated with your vCenter environment. Without further ado let’s start the configuration. 1- ClickContinue reading “Part 4 – Configuring vCenter Operations Manager Post Deployment!”

Part 3 – Deploying vCenter Operations Manager vApp!

In the last part of this series, I gave you an overview of the pre-requisites for deploying vCenter Operations Manager. We also fulfilled one of the pre-requisite of creating an IP Pool. Now we will move one step ahead and deploy the vCOps vAPP in this post. Let’s see the step by step instructions onContinue reading “Part 3 – Deploying vCenter Operations Manager vApp!”

Part 2 – vCOps Installation – Creating an IP Pool!

This article trails from the previous part where I introduced this series which would talk about Installation, Configuration, Best Practices and Optimization of vCenter Operations manager. This is not a substitute to the product documentation but an effort to share some of the learning’s & experiences which I have gained while working on this product.Continue reading “Part 2 – vCOps Installation – Creating an IP Pool!”

Part 1 – Optimizing vCenter Operations Manager Deployment!

Off late I have been doing a number of projects on vCenter Operations Manager. Although their are available set of best practices and recommendations available in the VMware vCOps documentation, I wanted to share some of my experiences from the field in terms of deployment requirements and configuration considerations on vCenter Operations Manager 5.x.I willContinue reading “Part 1 – Optimizing vCenter Operations Manager Deployment!”

Part 2 – Behind the Scenes – vCOps One Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard!

As promised in my last post “Part 1 – Creating One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps!”, I am going to share the recipe for preparing dashboards similar to “One Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard” which received a lot of appreciation from the Twitterati. Their were a number of people who deployed the dashboard and within minutes theyContinue reading “Part 2 – Behind the Scenes – vCOps One Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard!”

Part 1 – Creating One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps!

Let me start this article by thanking & welcoming  VEEAM as the first official sponsor of vXpress. Their support to the Virtualization community is invaluable. I would request my readers to have to look at their excellent range of products which helps you Protect & Manage your virtual infrastructure in an effective & modern way. You canContinue reading “Part 1 – Creating One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps!”

Creating vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards Using Customized Interactions Mode.

In my recent vCenter Operations Manager projects, I have extensively worked on customizing vCOps for customers to meet the needs of their specific use cases. In one such engagement, I was asked to build up a custom dashboard which shows all the key metrics of a selected object. The use case of this dashboard isContinue reading “Creating vCenter Operations Manager Dashboards Using Customized Interactions Mode.”