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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…


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vROPS 6.6 – How to create Dashboard Only Role

The following guide is an updated guide for vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 and above. This guide will show you how to lock down Group accounts to see only dashboards that we want them to see when they login. This means they won’t see the Alerts,…


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vROPS – How to change the default summary page for Objects

In this guide I will show you how to change your default summary page for specific Object Types (Virtual Machine, Host System, Datastore, etc). This tip is super useful for those who would like to change their default summary pages to the dashboards that I’ve…


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vRA 7 – How to use the Guest Agent to install an application, run a batch script, or run a Powershell script

The following guide will show you how to use vRealize Automation 7’s guest agent to install applications, batch scripts, and powershell scripts on Windows VM. This is useful for those who want to automate installs and configurations of the guest operation system. Thanks to Jaime…


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Download – Datastore Troubleshooting Dashboard

I’ve created a must-have Datastore Troubleshooting dashboard. This dashboard is similar to the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard, however it covers Datastore performance, capacity, and related VM issues. This is part of the Maximize IT series. Quickly Troubleshoot Datastore Issues Identify if there are any capacity bottlenecks…


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vROPS 6.6 – How to install and enable PCI Compliance

In this guide we will show you how to install and configure vRealize Operations Compliance Pack for PCI. This guide can also be repeated for the HIPAA compliance as well. The vRealize Operations Compliance Pack for PCI provides Alerts, Policies, and Reports to validate the…


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Download – vROPS Host Troubleshooting Dashboard

Based on request, I have created the ESXi Host Troubleshooting Dashboard. This dashboard is similar to the VM Troubleshooting Dashboard, however it covers Host performance, capacity, and related VMs and Datastore issues. I’ve also created a handy Host Troubleshooting Guide as well, make sure to…


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vROPS – Creating a Dashboard based on Custom Groups

In my next part of the Maximize IT series, I am sharing out some outstanding work done by one of my coworkers Peter Tymbel, Senior Consultant at VMware. You can visit his blog at http://www.vbulosity.com The whitepaper he wrote, walks you to all the steps…