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 →

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 – What has changed – BYON

Last week VMware announced the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.0. In this release a lot has changed in relation to the older 2.3 release. Not only in the available feature set but also in the physical architecture and initial bring up procedure. For a complete overview of the new features, the release notes... 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 6.4 – 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 →

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