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vROPs 7 – How to manually backup vROPS customized work

This is an updated guide on how to backup your customized work on vROPS version 7. I highly recommend to backup all your customized Dashboards, Reports, Alerts, etc. once every month. This is just an option to back up your settings. To fully backup vROPS…


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vCenter 6.7 – How to backup and restore vCenter

First introduced in vSphere 6.5, the built-in file-based backup and restore is a native backup solution that is available within the VMware Appliance Management Interface on port 5480. It supports backing up both the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller (PSC). There is no…


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vCenter 6.7 – Install guide with useful tips and links

vCenter 6.7 has a few new features, numerous enhanced features, and some performance improvements. Some of my favorite features are improved HTML5 client, improved vCenter backup management, and improved performance monitoring out of the box. This guide will show you how to install vCenter 6.7…


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vROPS 6.7 – Reclamation Settings Guide (Powered Off VMs, Idle VMs, Old Snapshots)

So in vROPS 6.7, a lot of the capacity settings are now no longer in Policies They are actually located in the Home page of vROPS. This guide will walk you through on where to find these important settings and how to use them. Click…


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vROPS 6 – Creating Custom Groups like a Pro

Custom groups in vROPS is necessary when we need to narrow things down to specific objects. For example in this guide I will show you how to create groups based on Powered on VMs, Datastores that are not Local, VMs in Folders, and VMs based…


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Download – VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for vROPS 6.7

Here is an updated version of the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard for those who updated to the latest version of vRealize Operatoins Manager 6.7.  As some of you have already known, vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 has depreciated a lot of metrics and properties.  As a result…


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vRA 7 – How to restart the vRealize Automation Installation Wizard

The vRealize Automation Installation Wizard presents you with easy to use walk though page where you check for prerequisites, enter settings, validate settings, and install vRealize Automation components. If by chance you have closed out of it by mistake, below are steps that allow you…


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vROPS 6.7 – How to create a Scoreboard Interaction without XML

Another great feature of vROPS 6.7 is the ability for a scoreboard to receive an interaction from another widget without the use of an XML Metric Configuration file. Using Metric Configuration files is an advance skill, therefore bypassing this will allow anyone to use the…


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vROPS 6.7 – Adding Colors to Metrics using the View Widget

vROPS 6.7 has a lot of enhance features, however in this article I will talk about a specific enhancement that will add a lot of value to reports and dashboards. Using the View Widget, you can now add color (yellow, orange, red) to a metric…


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vROPS 6 – How to use the Interval Breakdown feature

The interval breakdown feature is located in the View widget. This feature is very useful when you would like to see a metric or property at a certain point in time. For example the growth of VMs in the past 6 months. You can choose…