vRealize Operations Cloud – The one stop shop for multi-cloud operations is LIVE

About vRealize Operations Cloud: Along with vRealize Operations 8.1, VMware just made the vRealize Operations Cloud service go live. VMware vRealize Operations Cloud is a cloud-delivered service that allows a customer’s infrastructure and operations teams to manage the enterprise’s VMware Cloud environment, whether in the customer’s own on-premises software-defined data center (“SDDC”) or in theContinue reading “vRealize Operations Cloud – The one stop shop for multi-cloud operations is LIVE”

Everything you need to know about the vRealize Operations 8.0 release

The wait is over. vRealize Operations 8.0 is NOW Available. Here are my prescribed next steps: 1- See What’s New – https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2019/10/whats-new-in-vrealize-operations-8-0-2.html 2- Read the release notes (PLEASE🙃) – https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Operations-Manager/8.0/rn/vRealize-Operations-Manager-80.html 3- Download the bits from here – https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_operations/8_0 4- Ensure to run the Upgrade Assessment Tool, available on the download page:       5-Continue reading “Everything you need to know about the vRealize Operations 8.0 release”

Leveraging "Cloud Type" to configure VMware Cloud vCenter in vRealize Operations

With this post, I wanted to share a quick tip which one should follow while adding a vCenter Server running in VMware Cloud on AWS. With vRealize Operations, you can simply point to a VMC based vCenter and gather both vCenter and vSAN metrics from a VMC vCenter. While adding the endpoint is an extremelyContinue reading “Leveraging "Cloud Type" to configure VMware Cloud vCenter in vRealize Operations”

Copy and paste widgets from your favorite dashboards in vRealize Operations

While creating custom dashboards in vRealize Operations, there are times when you want to use the same widget type to be re-used within a dashboard multiple times. At the same time, you might want to re-use some of the widgets which you might like in the out of box dashboards and want to leverage theContinue reading “Copy and paste widgets from your favorite dashboards in vRealize Operations”

How to recover vRealize Operations admin account password

With vRealize Operations 7.0, VMware introduced a very simple yet powerful feature which would allow you to reset the built-in admin password of your vRealize Operations instance using recovery settings. I believe this is an extremely useful feature, as I have seen numerous deployments where admins have forgotten the admin password and are forced toContinue reading “How to recover vRealize Operations admin account password”

Reset out of box content post upgrade or install of vRealize Operations

I have been several times about this and hence I thought I would quickly blog about this. With vRealize Operations, the out of the box content owned by VMware usually gets a refresh with each release. If you wish to get the new updated content, then you can leverage the reset out of box optionContinue reading “Reset out of box content post upgrade or install of vRealize Operations”

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 💖loved💖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.”