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…


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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