Resource Pools

About a year ago I had a customer ask me if grouping VMs in Resource Pools could impact performance and after seeing Frank Denneman‘s recent blog (The public Shaming of Resource Pool-as-a-Folder User) I figured I would write up a quick explanation.  I generally recommend my customers stay away from resource pools if at all…Continue Reading “Performance Impacts from Grouping VMs in Resource Pools”

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server

****UPDATE**** VMware has recently announced the End of Availability (EOA) of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter. This means that the next version of vRealize Log Insight (yet to be released) will not accept a vCenter Server Standard license key to provide a 25-OSI pack entitlement. Version 4.6.x and older will continue to provide this functionality….Continue Reading “If you own vCenter Server, then you own THIS too…”

Remote Monitor Metrics

This is a quick write up that outlines how to leverage vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) to monitor a website with an “HTTP Check” Method and the Endpoint Operations Management Agent (EPOPS).  Below are two specific use cases that made this solution relevant for me. Use Case 1 – Monitoring my Blog with vROps A couple…Continue Reading “Monitoring my Blog & Printer w/vRealize Operations (vROps)”

vROps Automatic Specific Services

Recently one of my customers asked me how to go about monitoring Windows services with VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps).  Nothing fancy… just CPU, Memory, Up/Down status.  Luckily they were licensed for vROps Advanced which according to the version comparison chart provides “Monitoring of OS resources (CPU, disk, memory, network)”.  This is really just a…Continue Reading “Monitoring Windows Services with VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)”

Welcome to Part II of my Home Lab Introduction blog series where I will be focusing further on the installation/configuration of the VMware environment.  If you missed Part I where I reviewed the lab from a hardware perspective it can be found here.  I will not be covering the install of ESXi itself; however, I…Continue Reading “Home Lab Introduction – Part II – Install/Config”