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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’”

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)”