Log Insight – VM Monitoring Dashboard (Download)

This is a must-have dashboard for anyone who wants to know who did what with my Virtual Machines. With this dashboard alone you will be able to know who created, deleted, modified, updated, power cycled, moved, remoted in, and exported a VM. It’s a 360…


vROPS 8.4 – Executive Dashboard (Download)

With the new features of 8.4, I was finally able to finish my Executive Dashboard the way I envisioned it. In one pane of glass, executives will be able to see how much capacity do they have left, what is my current inventory, how fast…


vROPS – Alerting Do’s and Don’t

In this post, I will answer how I personally handle alerting for my customers. Once you install an enterprise monitoring tool such as vROPS you will see that your environment has hundreds of alerts for Virtual Machines, Hosts, Datastores, etc. I fully understand the frustration…


vROPS 8.4 – How to use Automation Central to schedule task

New in vROPS 8.4 is an Automation Central section. Automation Central allows you to automate task such as rebooting VMs, reclaiming resources, and rightsizing VMs in a recurring schedule you choose. In this guide I will show you how to set a recurring job to…


vROPS – How to monitor VM uptime using vSphere Tags

In this guide I will show you how you can put an uptime tag on any VM you like and vROPS will automatically alert you if the VM power state is not Powered On. This is a useful trick to monitor critical applications that always…


vROPS – Vmware Appliance Monitoring Dashboard

Monitor the performance and configuration of the following appliances: vCenter Servers, NSX, NSX-T, vRA, vROPS, Log Insight, Orchestrator, Life Cycle Manager, Network Insight (vRNI), Vmware SRM, vIDM, Air Watch, and Cloud Proxy appliances. Quickly compare performance stats such as CPU, Memory, Contention, Disk performance, and…


vROPS – How to monitor VMware SDDC Stack (vCenter, vSAN, NSX, vRA, vIDM, vRLI, vRO, SRM, vROPS)

My customers ask me this question all the time, how do I monitor services and get alerted on Vmware SDDC components such as vCenter, vSAN, NSX, vRA, vIDM, vRLI, vRO, SRM, and vROPS. The answer is very easy, I ask them to download and install…


vROPS 8 – How to Enable Hidden Metrics and properties

In this guide I will show you how to enable hidden metrics using vROPs 8.0 and above. There are over 300 combined metrics and properties for VMs out of the box. That alone is a lot of metrics for one object, but what most people…


vROPS – vSphere Health Checker Dashboard 2.0

First thank you everyone for making this the number 1 most downloaded dashboard on Vmware code. Also, a big thanks to the Vmware TAM community for all the positive feedback they have been telling me on how my website has helped their customers. The feedback…


Download – vROPS Complete 360 Inventory Dashboard

The new vCenter Inventory is even more complete than the last one. In one click you can get a complete inventory of your environment and performance stats. I’ve enhanced this dashboard with dozens of more metrics, features, and inventory objects collected in this…


vROPS 8.2 – Three ways to backup vROPS Content

Now with the new release of vROPS 8.2, backing up all your content is now easier than ever before. In this post, I have written a full backup guide using the new Content Management feature of vROPS 8.2. However, using this method will back up…


vROPS 8.2 – How to Ping almost anything with the Ping Adapter

The ping adapter allows you to ping and monitor any IP address, almost any DNS names, a complete subnet, or even a range of IPs. Best of all it is already built-in to vROPS 8.2. All you need to do is activate the adapter and…


Download – VM Uptime Dashboard for vROPS 8.2+

The VM uptime dashboard will keep track of any VMs that are currently down but has an uptime of more than 80% of the time for the last 30 days. A production VM should be up a majority of the time, therefore giving an uptime…


vROPS Super Metric – Virtual Machine Uptime

Personally, Virtual Machine uptime is the hardest metric to calculate and create by far. Luckily, my co-worker Iwan has already created one using his own logic. All I had to do was update it and improve it as needed. Rather than rewrite…


How to Maximize all Monitoring Tools

Every time I walk into a new engagement with a Fortune 500 company, I always ask the customer the question “what are issues they want to address”. Of course, I always get these cool stories on how performance bottlenecks like high CPU and Memory slowed…