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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…


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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…