vROPS 7.5 – How to create a Custom Profile Metric

Custom Profiles are now back in vROPS 7.5 and this version has made it a lot easier to add it as a metric. Why use custom profiles? This feature allows us to estimate how many VMs you can build in an environment (vCenter,…


Update – vSphere Complete Health Check Dashboard for vROPS v1.1

Added more enhancements to my vRealize Operations Manager vCenter Health Check Dashboard. Just select a vCenter, Cluster, or Datacenter and let the dashboard show you over 50 things wrong with your environment.  Feel free to comment on anything else you would like to see added…


vROPS 7.5 – Using Custom Groups to create a custom health metric

In this guide I will show you how to create your own custom health metric based on criteria that you can control. One of my customers once gave me a half a point off from a perfect dashboard because they wanted a metric to tell…


vROPS 7.5 – New Widgets and Dashboards enhancement details

vROPS 7.5 has too many features to even mention in greater detail. Since I can’t cover them all, I will cover one of the best sections that I like the most: new features that will enhance Dashboards and Widgets creation. Below is a walk though…


Download – vSphere Complete Health Check Dashboard for vROPS 7+

One click and you can analyze everything wrong with your current vCenter Environment! From physical hardware issues, VM performance and configurations issues, Cluster Configurations issues, Datastore problems, ESXi Host performance, security, and configurations issues. Supports up to all levels of your virtual environment (vCenter, Datacenter,…


vROPS – How to find out which Clusters have inconsistent datastores mounted to the Host

All ESXi Host attached to a specific cluster should have the same amount of datastores connected to it. This is important for vMotion purposes as a VM can’t vMotion to a Host if the datastore that the VM is on is not presented to that…


vROPS 7.5 – Filter out data without using Custom Groups

One of my favorite new features of vROPS 7.5 is the ability to filter data from almost every widget. In prior versions you would need to point the widget to a custom group. This led to too many custom groups which makes things harder to…


Download – vROPS Hardware and configuration issues dashboard

The purpose of this dashboard is to capture all the important issues with Physical Host Hardware, host network availability, storage availability, and vSwitch configuration issues. Out of the box, vROPS captures all these issues using alerts definitions. This dashboard filters these alerts and turn the…


vROPS – How to create a list of all Physical Host hardware issues

Out of the box, vROPS does an amazing job collecting Physical Host alerts. By default vROPS collects host fan sensor issues, battery sensor problems, voltage issues, system board issues, memory errors, hardware sensor issues, and more. The entire list is shown below. In this guide…


vSphere – 10 ways to Migrate a Virtual Machine

This guide is written for those who need all methods of migrating, cloning, cross vMotion, and just moving a VM period. Please use your best judgement as this is a list of other options when options A, B, and C doesn’t work. Hopefully this blog…