Monday, June 26, 2017

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Views for VIAdmin

vROps have good amount of OOTB views which are useful and I believe following views would definitely help VI Admin

Good Thing about vROps is that you can schedule the view as  reports so that you can automatically get reports via email. Click Here for more information

I have also added 2 Custom reports using existing Metrics/Properties

Host Hardware Summary
Host Key Properties
Host Properties
Datastore Inventory Disk Space
Datastore Capacity
VM Configuration Summary
VM Workload Summary
VM Hardware Summary
VM Inventory Summary
Powered Off VMs (Custom).

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Snapshot Report (Custom)

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Installation & Configuration

VMware released vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.6. Release Notes can referred What's New in the release

Deployment is pretty simple and divided 2 steps, In this blog post I will be deploying the vROps

  • Installation – OVA deployment
  • Configuration – Initial Cluster Configuration


Right Click on the Cluster/Host where you want to deploy and select Deploy OVF Template

This is where you can specify what size you want in your environment. I am choosing small (default) for my lab setup

Once the ovf deployment is completed you will need to Power ON the VM


Once the VM boots up completely you will need to navigate to the IP of the VM

Once you browse the IP it will automatically land up to the Initial Setup Wizard. In this post I will do the New Installation

Click New Installation

Once it finishes the initial config, you will need to start the cluster

You will need to specify the vCenter details. You will need to add credentials for the vCenter

Default Home Page

In the next post I will be going through out of box dashboard and reports to give you the feel of the new release