vROPS 7.0 Credential creation fails with LastPass enabled

This week I finally had time to install vRealize Operations 7.0 in my lab environment. I choose for an new deployment because the old vROPS instance has been upgraded several times starting from I believe 6.1 or 6.2 and ending at 6.7 and I wanted to start with a fresh installation and configuration. Deployment went... Continue Reading →

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VCDX result nerves and more certifications

Last week I did my VCDX-DCV defense at the VMware office in the UK. Although pretty nervous before and at the start of the defense, I kind of relaxed and had a pleasant time throughout the entire defense. When the defense is over, they inform you that it could take up to 10 days before... Continue Reading →

vROPS RBAC and upgrades

Last week I was at a customer doing some vROPS magic, which included updating the current vROPS 6.4 cluster to 6.5 to get the improved vRLI integration. Upgrading both vRLI and vROPS clusters went perfect, but the vRLI integration items like the Log Insight icon, and Logs tab would not be visible in vROPS after... Continue Reading →

vROPS 6.5 Node Specifications

VMware has released version 6.5 of vROPS which includes a new node configuration type for additional monitoring capabilities. From the release notes: Additional monitoring capabilities Adds ability to increase memory and increase the scope of monitoring within the same environment. Enables you to monitor larger environments with the same footprint through platform optimization. XL size... Continue Reading →

vROPS 6.4 – Metric Config Picker

With vRealize Operations Manager you can create a metric configuration file. This is an XML file that contains predefined metrics that can be used in different widgets. With the XML file you can skip the process of manually picking the required metrics and attributes over and over again. Another advantage is that you can reuse... Continue Reading →

vROPS 6.4 – New Dashboards

VMware has released vROPS 6.4 which contains several new dashboards to display status and identify problems. The new dashboards can be divided into several categories: Environment and capacity overview dashboards to get a summary of your environments. VM troubleshooting dashboard that helps you diagnose problems in a VM and start solving them. Infrastructure capacity and... Continue Reading →

vROPS 6.x Blank Dashboard

A few weeks ago I upgraded the vROPS cluster in the lab environment to vROPS 6.3. The cluster is a 3 node cluster with a master, replica and remote collector. The cluster is behind a NSX load balancer to provide a single FQDN to connect to the cluster. The upgrade went smoothly and all nodes... Continue Reading →

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