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One of my customers had a rather interesting use case for a vRealize Operations (vROps) Dashboard where they needed to provide Virtual Machine visibility to the Windows patching team to ensure the Guest OSes were indeed getting rebooted after applying updates.  This is the same customer use case I reached out to John Dias (@johnddias)…Continue Reading “vRealize Operations VM Uptime in Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds”

vRSLCM vROps Upgrade Pre-Validation Error

Quick post that outlines a real life scenario I just encountered.  I was helping a customer upgrade their vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) environment from v6.7 to v7.0 today.  We wanted to automate the upgrade and leverage the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM).  We came across a rather non-descriptive error when running the pre-upgrade validation. The…Continue Reading “vROps Upgrade Failure – ‘Cannot Run Command’”

vRSLCMSANCertiConfig

If you have not heard by now, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) v2.0 was just released (Release Notes) and it includes a whole lot of great new features.  While playing with it in my lab and performing a fresh install of the vRealize products I decided to leverage a SAN certificate across all my vRealize…Continue Reading “vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager SAN Certificate Configuration”

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)”