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…


Download – vROPS Cluster Uptime Checker Dashboard

Management is always worrying about infrastructure uptime. They usually want to know if there were any unplanned outages in the last week? What about the past 30/60/90 days? And if there were any outages, what caused it? To answer these questions I have created the…


vROPS – Core Dashboard (vCenter and vROPS Monitoring)

This is a must-have dashboard for those who wish to monitor vCenter Appliance partition disk space usage and vROPs disk space usage filling up as well. Both are critical as it can lead to an outage on both products. This dashboard covers the following.

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15 features that makes vROPS the best Monitoring tool period

Now that remote work is at an all-time high, monitoring and automating tools are now needed more than ever. Luckily vROPS is a superb automating and monitoring tool. Yes, vROPS is an automating tool. In this post I will show you features that makes vROPS…


vROPS – Answering all the major vROPS questions (Best vROPS References)

In my 7+ Years working for VMware and doing vROPS for almost every industry out there,  I get tons of vROPS questions and a lot of the questions obviously gets repeated.  In this post I will answer some of the most common questions, but to…


vROPS 7 – How to get VM growth stats by any given time

This is for Managers who would like to know how many average VMs have we grown each month? How much have we grown in the past 6-months? In this guide I will show you how to use Expressions to formulate these calculations. …


vROPS – How to add additional metrics/properties to an Alert

In this guide I will walk you though how to add extra fields to an alert. For example, if a VM has disk latency, the alert doesn’t show which datastore the VM is on. This can be quite inconvenient if the alert is…


Download – Windows Server Checker Dashboard for vROPS 7.0+

On January 14th 2020 Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows 2008 Servers. In this post I will share you an awesome dashboard that will instantly check for how many servers that are running version 2008 and below. Below is a handy user…


vROPs – Using Instance breakdown feature to get more detailed data

In this post I will show you how to use the Instance Breakdown feature to get more granular detailed metrics. For example, out of the box it is easy to see the overall CPU usage % from a VM. However, what if you…